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10th January 2014

Conductor of Exeter’s Founder’s Day Concert receives MBE

Dr Marios Papadopoulos, founder and music director of Oxford Philomusica and the conductor for Exeter College’s Founder’s Day Concert, has been awarded an MBE for services to Music.

Dr Papadopoulos will be conducting the concert, which forms part of Exeter’s 700th anniversary celebrations, at the University Church of St Mary, Oxford on 4 April 2014. The concert will be performed by Oxford Philomusica and will feature the world premiere of “Flyht”, a choral work composed by Nicholas O’Neill especially for the 700th Anniversary.

More details of the Founder’s Day Concert are available below:



Friday, 4th April 2014


Exeter College, Oxford

Event Details

Central to the whole Anniversary Year’s celebrations, Founder’s Day celebrates the day on which Bishop Walter de Stapeldon signed the College’s founding statutes in 1314, and all that has been achieved over the last seven centuries.

Alumni and current members of the College* are invited to be a part of the Founder’s Day Celebrations. There is no charge to attend as the day is being funded by the College and several alumni.


Please click here to download a copy of the event brochure

10:30am Doors open at the Sheldonian
11:00am The 700th Anniversary Oration and History of Exeter College
12:30pm Buffet Lunch
2:30pm A Series of Lectures – Exeter Speaks: The Next 700 Years

  • The Future Social and Economic Climate, Ms Frances Cairncross – Rector
  • The Future of Sharing Ideas, Mr Nigel Portwood – Fellow (Chief Executive, OUP)
  • The Future of Medical Science, Professor Dame Carol Robinson – Fellow (Dr Lee’s Professor in Chemistry)
4:00pm Birthday Cake and Tea in College
7:00pm 700th Anniversary Concert, University Church of St Mary, Oxford

  • Performed by Oxford Philomusica
  • World premiere of “Flyht”, a choral work composed by Nicholas O’Neill for the 700th Anniversary
  • Featuring soloist Anil Umer (2010, Music)


Main celebration – Free of Charge


  • Centre Seat – £35
  • Ailse Seat – £20
  • Restricted View – £10

Dress Code

Smart Casual


Invitations have now been sent to all Alumni and registration is open online. Alumni can register for the event by clicking here. If you are a Student, Major Benefactor or Fellow, please contact Will Watt (below) for a booking link.

More Information

For more information, please contact Will Watt, Alumni & Events Officer – 01865 279620;


Rooms have been held in a number of Hotels around Oxford. Please click here for a full list. Some hotels are offering a discounted rate for Exonians. These discounts will expire six weeks before check-in. Please book early to avoid disappointment


At this event, you will not be asked to support the College’s fundraising initiatives

*Current members of the College are defined as current students, Fellows (including Honorary and Emeritus), and staff. Alumni of Exeter are defined as those who have an Oxford matriculation and started a degree at Exeter College, or who were on the Williams-Exeter Programme.

Last updated – 04/11/13


Fri, 04/04/2014 (All day)


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