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New date! Class Luncheon
We apologize for changing the date but the earlier date conflicted with Passover. The new date is Thursday, May 2nd at 12:00 noon. The luncheon will be in the Reading Room at the Harvard Faculty Club, which is directly below the Library.
Looking forward, we will plan on holding the luncheon on the first Thursday in May. This day will not conflict with Passover through 2040!
Hope to see you there.
Ursula Oppens in the New York Times
Ursula Oppens is the subject of this article in the New York Times.
Class Tailgate at the Harvard-Dartmouth Game
Kickoff at 4:00 PM October 28, 2023, Tailgate at 1:15 PM
We will have our annual Harvard-Radcliffe Class of 1965 tailgate at the Harvard-Dartmouth football game at Harvard Stadium October 28, 2023. This will be our Ninth Annual Class Tailgate, which we started in 2014 to begin our 50th Reunion Celebration in 2015. We plan to continue this fun tradition on into the future. The time of the kick-off is 4:00 PM. The tailgate will start at 1:15 PM. The tailgate will be held in our usual location in the parking lot directly behind the closed end of the Stadium opposite the only spectator entrance at the closed end of the Stadium. You enter this area via Gate 8A. It’s a great location.
The tailgate will be casual and informal with the emphasis on fun and camaraderie. We will serve simple tailgate fare consisting of grinder sandwiches, potato chips, brownies, beer, wine, water and soft drinks. We will have our traditional Class toast and sing a medley of Harvard football songs as we did at our 50th Reunion. We refer to that medley as our 50th Reunion Medley. The tailgate is open to classmates and guests. We have invited the Harvard Band to have lunch with us and play a few Harvard songs. It is possible that the Harvard Cheerleaders may also pay us a visit as they have done in the past. We believe they will come as they did last year. Game tickets will cost $10.00 per person. The cost for the tailgate will be $40.00 per person, the total cost for ticket and tailgate is $50.00 per person. Your tailgate fee will include not only your food, drink and game ticket, but we will be inviting the Harvard Band and Cheerleaders to have lunch with us and making a contribution to both the Band and Cheerleaders. We will sit together in the area of the Harvard Band (section 29) where we can enjoy their wonderful music during the game. This should be an exciting and interesting game and will be important for both teams in their quest for the Ivy League Championship. Harvard has a fun, exciting team and is off to a good, 2-0 start, although the tougher teams are still to be played.
This year is the 150th Anniversary of Harvard Football. A ceremony to celebrate the Anniversary will be held during the game and there will be a fireworks display over Harvard Stadium after the game. It will be a special occasion!
We want to keep our friendship, camaraderie and momentum going and support our beloved Harvard Football team at our Class Tailgate on October 28th. We hope you will join us.
Classmate Group Works to Relieve Hunger
55th Reunion in Boston - May 2022
The delayed reunion held in May was a great success. You can see video of the symposia and talks and much else if you log in.
One-minute talks video
The video for the recent Zoom meetings is linked on the inside of this site. You must log in to access it. If you haven't signed up yet, there are instructions at the foot of this page.
1929 Radcliffe Polo Team
55th Reunion of the Class of 1910
The Harvard Class of 1910 held their 55th reunion in 1965. As best I can tell the class numbered about 800, not counting Radcliffe (things were different in 1910). According to their 55th Reunion Report, 450 members of the class had already passed on. That is about 56% and compares with 15% of the Class of 1965, including Radcliffe.
We have been fortunate enough to live a charmed life. Very few of us died in foreign wars, perhaps a handful in Vietnam but nothing compared with the losses other classes suffered in the major wars of the last century. We also benefited from antibiotics, which we take for granted, but which may not be effective much longer. In spite of the differences, it is startling to see how familiar some of the concerns expressed in the Class of 1910’s 55th Report seem. Here are a few samples:
I am retired and tired, but manage to rise to the occasion.
Hampton Ray Allen.
...Here, for the present at least, I can deteriorate without evoking notice or comment...
Seymour Lansing Andrew
Elisabeth and I still have our hearing and eyesight but run at reduced speed.
Charles Melville Baker
I am still busy writing books. The number of my published books has passed fifty…
Thanks for the memories – of the Gay Nineties – horse cars, trolleys, hansom cabs and hacks, wonderful puffing steam engines, fairy tales, Alice, Rollo, Dickens, Scott, Thackery, Louisa May Alcott, Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson, The Youth’s Companion…
Thomas Charles Quinn
Somewhat to my surprise I find since retirement, that I have unlimited ability to do nothing happily. Also, now that I am home most of the time, I am somewhat shocked at the tremendous amount of hard work which my wife does just to keep the house orderly and supplied with the necessary food and materials.
Frank Rollins Maxwell
It is pretty clear that the class of 1910 was fond of their secretary. Charles Shepard Lee observes: “I now have a second summons from our genial and illustrious (also industrious) secretary---Leon Leonidas Little. Remember him, from the pre-convention literature of our Twenty-fifth Reunion?” There are many similar comments.
In Little’s report we find the following:
(“Now that college athletics are on the wane,” The New Yorker’s “Talk of the Town” would observe, “the Yale and Harvard Clubs have been reduced to competing in the number and rank of the men they have in the services. The competition would seem to have been conclusively and triumphantly ended by the Harvard Club, which included a tabulation of members in the armed forces in the March issue of its Bulletin. At the top of the list…is a modest notation: ‘Commander-in-Chief---1.’”)
It is also striking how many of the names are familiar. Harvard has recently been criticized for its policy with regard to legacy applicants. Certainly our class had many members with relatives in the Class of 1910, and I suspect that recent classes have included many of our descendants. That may be because of a policy of favoritism but I prefer to believe that it is due to considerable effort rearing our offspring.
Born into a World at War
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What is this site?
This is the Class Web site for the Harvard-Radcliffe Class of '65. It is maintained by members of the class. Most features of this site are available only to classmates. This includes classmate profiles, books published by classmates, classmate creative works, and an interactive map of where we live. So please register now! (Registration here is separate from registration on Harvard's alumni web site, Alumni.Harvard.edu - the old post.harvard.edu.)
First of all your classmates! The site has profiles and pictures of your classmates; information on who's coming to the reunion; a display of books and creative works by classmates; an open forum for discussion; photographs from past reunions; and lots more.
Here's how to register for hr65.org:
- Click on the "sign up" link at the bottom of the left-hand column of this page;
- Fill out and submit the registration form;
- You will receive an email asking you to click on a link to confirm that your email address is correct.
Once you have completed these steps, the site will notify the Webmaster and he will approve your registration. After your registration has been approved you will receive an email notifying you that your registration is complete and you will then be able to log on and use the rest of the site.