Club Events

The Club arranges a wide variety of events for members and their guests.  Some are purely convivial, such as the Burns Night Supper or the Summer Cocktail Party and Dinner, other, such as the Writer’s Lunches (at which authors discuss their books) or Discussion Dinners (at which distinguished speakers address a wide variety of topics – political, scientific, and historical – and take questions) or Early Evening Lectures have an intellectual component.  The Club holds Musical Evenings, Wine Dinners and Tutored (non-competitive) Wine Tastings.

Among the distinguished speakers to have attended events at the Club in the recent past are:

  • HM King Harald V of Norway
  • HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • The Earl Spencer
  • Sir David Wootton, past Lord Mayor of the City of London
  • Stephen Fry
  • Henry Blofeld
  • Shami Chakrabarti

The Club also organizes off-site activities, such as visits to monuments, the Varsity Match at Twickenham or Beating Retreat.  Each year the Club organizes an overseas trip – destinations have included Paris, St Petersburg, Sicily and the Nile.

In addition to formal Club Events, members organize themselves into Special Interest Groups that arrange their own events and trips.  Examples are the Literature Table, the Art History Group and the Military History Group.