Meeting with The Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, M.P. Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on the occasion of his visit to London on Saturday, 21 April 2018

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Meeting with The Honourable Dr. Hubert A. Minnis, M.P. Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas on the occasion of his visit to London on Saturday, 21 April 2018 His Excellency Mr. Ellison E. Greenslade, QPM High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Court of St. James’s & Mrs. Kimberley Greenslade […]

Dr. David Halpern – Behavioural Insights – 23rd March 2018

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Dr. David Halpern: Behavioural Insights – 23rd March 2018 We were so privileged to have Dr. David Halpern, the Chief Executive Officer of the Behavioural Insights Team (or, the “Nudge Unit”) – the world’s first government institution dedicated to the application of behavioural sciences – as our guest speaker on 23rd March 2018. Many of […]

Berry Brothers & Rudd: 16th November 2017

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This November we will be holding an exciting event in Partnership with Berry Bros. & Rudd, who needs no introduction to any of us. As probably one of the  World’s most famous and recognised businesses and brands, not only as Britain’s  oldest wine and spirit merchant but more importantly, as having the Honour of holding […]

Chris Tattersall – Parenting an Olympian

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Chris Tattersall is the father of Gemma Tattersall, one of our olympic riders. On July 21st, Chris gave us an insightful and fascinating view into what challenges he has come across in his time of parenting an olympian. Our members thoroughly enjoyed hearing all about the trials and tribulations he has faced since his daughter […]

Art Critic and Historian, Edward Lucie-Smith: “Avant-garde? Which or what avant-garde?”

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On Friday the 23rd June, The Lunch Circle was lucky enough to be graced with the presence of legendary art critic Edward Lucie-Smith. Edward Lucie Smith Lucie-Smith was born in Kingston, Jamaica, moving to the United Kingdom in 1946. He was educated at The King’s School, Canterbury, and, after a little time in Paris, he read History at Merton […]

Dr Mike Baxter: “The psychology of persuasion in a world of fake news”

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Not so long ago we hosted our guest speaker, Dr Mike Baxter.  Since 2001, Mike has advised c-suite and senior leadership teams of Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies on major global business transformation projects.  Mike is a psychologist by training and has had successful careers as a research scientist, product designer, government advisor, author, […]

Filippo Sabatini: Gin Tasting Event

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Summer 2016 we happily hosted an incredibly entertaining Gin Tasting Event We had the opportunity to taste SABATINI GIN, a London dry gin distilled with 9 home grown Tuscan botanicals. During the event, Mr. Filippo Sabatini, Co-Founder of Sabatini Gin, walked us through his world of home grown lavender, wild fennel, thyme, olive leaves, lemon […]

Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli: “The BITCOINS E-market – Mitigating Mutual Mistrust – Ledgers & Blockchains”

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In April 2016, The Lunch Circle had a very interesting speech by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group Michael discussed with us “The BITCOINS E-market – Mitigating Mutual Mistrust – Ledgers & Blockchains” Michael co-founded Z/Yen in 1994, the City of London’s leading think-tank, to promote societal advance through better finance and technology after […]

Dr. Shiraz Maher: “Radicalisation and the foreign-fighter phenomenon”

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Back in March 2016, Dr. Shiraz Maher, Senior Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR). discussed with us ‘Radicalisation and the foreign-fighter phenomenon’ Shiraz is currently coordinating ICSR’s research on the Syrian and Iraqi conflicts, as well as researching the development of Salafi-Jihadi ideology, and jihadist organizations in the broader Middle […]

Dr Edward Salazar: “Putin Adventurism – A New Cold War or Simply Controlled Chaos?”

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In October 2014, Dr. Edward Salazar, US Foreign Services (ret). Ed discussed with us “Putin Adventurism — A New Cold War or Simply Controlled Chaos?” Ed Salazar, a former US Diplomat, is an independent consultant focusing on international policy analysis, political risk assessment and nation-branding and promotion.  His area of specialisation is the former Soviet […]

Christopher Carson: Wine Tasting

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In the Summer of 2014 we were pleased to invite you to a Wine Event at the Caledonian Club.> We experienced new wines from Sicily from Mediterranean Domains and Estates accompanied by Italian nibbles from Speck! Our speaker, Christopher Carson, CEO of Mediterranean Domains and Estates talked to us about the fascinating world of wine, […]

Kate Johnson: Crimestoppers

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In late 2012, Kate Johnston from the Crimestoppers joined us. Crimestoppers is a registered charity.  Its mission is to provide a means to detect, reduce and prevent crime through the provision of information about crimes and criminals to law enforcement agencies from anonymous sources. Kate joined Crimestoppers as the National Manager for Scotland in 2008 […]

Chantal Coady: Rococo Chocolates

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Chantal Coady In March 2011, The Lunch Circle welcomed Chantal Coady, chocolatier par excellence! Chantal, a London native, single-handedly began what could now be termed the “New British School” of chocolate when she opened her Rococo Chocolates shop in 1983 on the Kings Road in London’s Chelsea neighbourhood. Today, with three shops and 25 employees, […]

Tamara Makarenko: Exploring Explosive Investment Markets – How to Make Money in Afghanistan

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In 2010, The Lunch Circled welcomed Ms. Tamara Makarenko as our speaker. Her speech titled, “Exploring explosive investment markets – how to make money in Afghanistan”, was absolutely captivating as Tamara discussed how to harness investment opportunities in the fragile state of Afghanistan. Tamara is a partner of a boutique intelligence firm – but previously […]

Reception aboard HMS RICHMOND

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Back in July 2010, The Commodore Naval Staff and Commanding Officer HMS RICHMOND to invited us to a Reception onboard HMS RICHMOND. It was an especially unique opportunity for our members to tour an impressive ship and attend a high level business networking event. The experience was truly special thanks to our delightful hosts.

Tom Meadows: Bees and Beekeepers

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One of our favourite speeches to date was by Tom Meadows, who, in his speech titled, From abacus to apiary, educated us on a fascinating topic: bees and beekeepers! Tom is a chartered accountant and partner of a small City firm – that’s the abacus bit that pays the bills. He grew up on a farm/riding […]