The Berrow Society was founded by Berrow Foundation Scholars in Geneva on 23 December 1999.
The Berrow Society's principal goal is to promote contacts between past, present and potential future beneficiaries of the Berrow Foundation Scholarship and the Berrow Foundation Lord Florey Scholarship and to encourage networking between the Society's members.
Furthermore, the Society disseminates information about the Scholarships to prospective candidates. Information sessions are organised by members of the Society in every eligible Swiss academic institution on a yearly basis.
In line with the spirit of these Scholarships, the Berrow Society aims at furthering Anglo-Swiss relations, in particular with regard to the University of Oxford and Lincoln College.
The Berrow Society is a non-profit association under Swiss Law. The Society's Articles of Association (available in French) were adopted by the founding members on 23 December 1999.
Past and present Berrow Scholars are strongly encouraged to join the Society by contacting the Secretary and providing the following information:
- Name and Title (Mr, Ms, Dr...)
- Address for correspondence
- Email address
- Year of matriculation
- Current institution / company
The annual member fee of CHF 10.- is waived for current Scholars.
Please keep us informed of any change of address or contact details.
The Berrow Society maintains a list of all past and present Berrow Scholars' addresses. It is available only to Berrow Scholars. Please contact the Secretary to access it.
Annual meetings of the Society (General Assembly) are held in Switzerland, usually the last Friday before Christmas so as to enable current scholars to attend. The meeting is followed by a Christmas dinner, providing an excellent opportunity for past and present Berrow Scholars to meet, maintain contacts and exchange gossip.
Details about the meeting's agenda as well as the location of the Christmas dinner is circulated to each members by the president, usually in the current of November.
The Meeting is organised as follows:
- Approval of last meeting's proceedings
- President's report
- Treasurer's report
- Election of new committee members
Typical venues for the Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner include Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchatel, Berne, Fribourg and Yverdon-les-Bains.
A few pictures of Berrow Society events can be found on the following pages:
- Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner in Fribourg on 23 December 2011
- Berrow Gathering in Oxford on 29 and 30 September 2012
- Annual Meeting and Christmas Dinner in Yverdon-les-Bains on 21 December 2012
- Berrow Gathering in Oxford on 14 September 2013