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Past Events

The Events Committee arranges the majority of the Company’s social events and is always keen to receive suggestions from Liverymen and Freemen. Events the Arts Scholars have run in the past are listed below, with the most recent event shown first.

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2023 Annual Banquet

30 Jan 2023

Location:

Mansion House, Walbrook, London EC4N 8BH

The Master Arts Scholar, Alan S. Cook, invites you to join him at the Company’s Annual Banquet, which will be held at Mansion House, in the presence of The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress.

The magnificent Grade 1 listed Mansion House was built in 1739, by Architect George Dance the Elder, and is both the home and office of the Lord Mayor. The Palladian style building will provide a spectacular setting for the reception and dinner.

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Fish & Chips Lunch

20 Jan 2023

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The latest edition of an Arts Scholars tradition: the Friday Fish and Chips lunch at the City University Club. Please note a slightly changed format: the lunch will include Fish and chips, a glass of wine, dessert of the day, coffee and chocolates and a staff gratuity.

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London Statues - Insight into the soul of Londoners

9 Jan 2023

Location:

Online (Zoom)

What does the choice of statues and monuments and the way they are depicted tell us about what is important to Londoners? Ignoring those “mandatory” statues of our Kings, Queens and famous politicians, Arts Scholar Alan Freeland will reveal some surprising and not so serious insights into what its statuary says about London's sense of self.

This lecture is the fruit of Alan's quest to visit 100 of London's 6000+ statues and monuments as part of his lockdown exercise regime.

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Tour of the Wallace Collection's Arms & Armour

12 Dec 2022

Location:

Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

A guided tour of the collection of princely arms and armour, which forms one of the highlights of the Wallace Collection. Although some objects were meant for combat, many are beautiful examples of the armourer's art and were made for rulers and nobles across the world, from Shar Jahan, Mughal Emperors to Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Admissions Ceremony

29 Nov 2022

Location:

Main Dining Room, Guildhall, Gresham Street, EC2Y 7HH

Those new Liverymen and Freemen being admitted will be asked to declare an Oath of Allegiance and sign the register before being presented to the Master to receive their certificates. As is our custom, new Freemen will give a short narrative about themselves and their connection to the decorative arts.

This event is open to all Arts Scholars and once the formal part of the evening has been concluded there will be a reception culminating at 9.00 pm.

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Wellcome Collection

29 Nov 2022

Location:

Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE

A private guided tour around the Wellcome Collection’s ‘In Plain Sight ’ exhibition and a glimpse ‘behind the scenes’ of a temporary exhibition.

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Advent Service – Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula

27 Nov 2022

Location:

Tower of London

Our Honorary Chaplain, The Revd Canon Roger Hall MBE, invites Arts Scholars and their guests to attend an Advent service on Sunday 27 November 2022 in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula. This is a family service, and all are welcome.

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Fish & Chips Lunch

25 Nov 2022

Location:

City University Club, 42 Crutched Friars, EC3N 2AP

The latest edition of an Arts Scholars tradition: the Friday Fish and Chips lunch at the City University Club. Please note a slightly changed format: the lunch will include Fish and chips, a glass of wine, dessert of the day, coffee and chocolates and a staff gratuity.

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Livery Dinner

31 Oct 2022

Location:

Innholders' Hall

This dinner is the only event specifically designed for Liverymen. It provides a rare opportunity for Liverymen to get together and spend a convivial evening in each others company.

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Mithras Lecture

19 Oct 2022

Location:

Bloomberg London, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TQ

The 15th Mithras Lecture will be delivered by Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection. Taking as his title,'Past Caring? Stories from a career in old houses, museums and collections', Tim will reminisce on his career in Heritage and will touch upon his experience looking after one of the greatest of all private collections, and the last of the great European Royal collections to remain in the hands of its Royal Family. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

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