Events in 2019

The 2019 Calendar of Events can be found here (pdf document).  Forthcoming events for which booking is open are listed below.

Annual banquet at Mansion House: thursday 27 june

The Banquet will once again take place be held in the Egyptian Hall, an impressive columned dining hall in the Classical style. The Mansion House is one of the grandest surviving Georgian town palaces in London, with magnificent interiors containing elaborate plasterwork and carved timber ornament. It has been the residence of The Lord Mayor since 1752. Several of the public rooms, with their exceptional Dutch paintings, are open to us to admire during the pre-dinner Reception.

The Master, Wardens and their Consorts will receive guests until the arrival of the Civic party at about 7.20 pm. The Principal Speaker will be The Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MP. Evening Dress (White Tie) or Mess Kit should be worn, with decorations; but Dinner Jackets (with white shirts and black bow ties) are an acceptable alternative. Full details and a booking form are here.

master’s visit to Canterbury: Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 July

The visit is centred on the Cathedral, focusing on the £25m five-year restoration project Canterbury Journey, which is currently under way. We will be staying in Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, located in the grounds of the Cathedral. The Campanile Gardens are available for our exclusive use during our stay. The outline for the trip is as follows:

Thursday 11th July

Arrive late morning. Lunch and welcome by the Dean.
Visit to the Safety Deck above the Nave. Head for heights needed! Access by scaffold stairs or lift.
Talks on Recent Discoveries of some Medieval Stained Glass by our own Léonie Seliger, Director of the Stained Glass Studio at Canterbury and The Canterbury Journey and the Restoration Programme by Mark Hosea.
Dinner in the Refectory.

Friday 12th July

Activities in groups (with coffee/tea breaks and lunch)

  • Archives and Library Tour
  • Graffiti Tour
  • Stained Glass Studio
  • Stonemasons’ Workshop

Talk by Sarah Turner, The Cathedral’s Collections Manager.
Pre-dinner drinks in the Deanery Garden
Dinner in the Deanery
Optional candlelit pilgrimage.

Saturday 13th July

Guided tours of the Cathedral

The cost is £490 pp (including two lunches, two dinners and accommodation with breakfast). The visit is limited to a maximum of 50 people (10 single rooms and 20 double rooms). Full details and an application form are here