Past

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
February, 2018
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
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Alastair Martin FRICS – The Secretary and Keeper of the Records of The Duchy of Cornwall – 18th April 2018
February, 2018
Private Dinner with Alastair Martin FRICS We were so honoured to have such a great guest speaker for our dinner at Novikov on the 18th April 2018. Alastair Martin FRICS, The Secretary and Keeper of the Records of The Duchy
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Dr. David Halpern – Behavioural Insights – 23rd March 2018
November, 2017
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
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BADA Spring Fair – 13th March 2018
November, 2017
BADA 2018 The British Antique Dealers Association have kindly offered us private tickets for their VIP preview champagne reception for their Spring Chelsea Event in the Duke of York Square. For over 25 years their fair has been the spring
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Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG – 23rd February 2018
September, 2017
Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG We were so honoured to have Sir Christopher Meyer KCMG, former British Ambassador to the United States and Chairman of the PCC as our speaker on the 23rd February 2018. Sir Christopher delivered an exceptionally captivating
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Professor Sir David Omand GCB – Cyber Security – 24th January 2018
August, 2017
Professor Sir David Omand GCB We were incredibly honoured to have Professor Sir David Omand GCB as our January guest speaker. He is a visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London and a former director of
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Christmas Members Drinks with Sabatini Gin – 8th December 2017
July, 2017
Celebrate the festive Season! Join us for our annual Christmas Drinks party which will be held at the Caledonian Club on the 8th December from 5:30pm onwards. This is one of our most popular events in the calendar. Sabatini Gin
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Bonhams Car Auction- 2nd December 2017
July, 2017
Bonhams Annual Classic Car Auction We still have a couple of complimentary VIP seats available for the Bonhams Annual Classic Automotive Auction at their Leading Bond Street showroom on the 2nd December. The seats are privately reserved for us and
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Berry Brothers & Rudd: 16th November 2017
July, 2017
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
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Professor Andrew Fisher: Nanotechnology – 20th October
July, 2017
Professor Andrew Fisher will be joining us this October to give a speech for us at The Lunch Circle. This is a huge honour as the sheer importance of nanotechnology in today’s world and for the future of our society.
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Jonathan Darracott: Bonhams Head of Watches – 29th September
July, 2017
Jonathan Darracott is the Global Head of Watches at Bonhams, and a celebrated watch maker in his own right. He is considered one of the most knowledgable speakers in the world of classic and collectors’ watches and is a true master of the craft. As many
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Chris Tattersall – Parenting an Olympian
July, 2017
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
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Art Critic and Historian, Edward Lucie-Smith: “Avant-garde? Which or what avant-garde?”
June, 2017
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
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Dr Mike Baxter: “The psychology of persuasion in a world of fake news”
May, 2017
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
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Filippo Sabatini: Gin Tasting Event
March, 2017
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,
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Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli: “The BITCOINS E-market – Mitigating Mutual Mistrust – Ledgers & Blockchains”
April, 2016
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
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Dr. Shiraz Maher: “Radicalisation and the foreign-fighter phenomenon”
March, 2016
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
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Nigel Pullman: Chairman of the City of London Livery Committee
November, 2014
In November 2014, The Lunch Circle were honoured to have, Nigel Pullman, Chairman of the City of London Livery Committee, as our speaker. Nigel discussed with us the role of Livery Companies in today’s City of London, and spoke a
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Dr Edward Salazar: “Putin Adventurism – A New Cold War or Simply Controlled Chaos?”
October, 2014
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,
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Christopher Carson: Wine Tasting
May, 2014
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,
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Sir Nicholas Kenyon: “The arts and the City: the Barbican and the cultural hub of the City”
February, 2014
In February of 2014. We were delighted to have with us Sir Nicholas Kenyon, Managing Director of the Barbican Centre. Before joining the Barbican Centre in October 2007, Sir Nicholas was Controller, BBC Radio 3 1992-8, and Director of the
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Kate Johnson: Crimestoppers
September, 2012
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
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Kirsty Andrew: Corporate Social Responsibility at Williams F1
May, 2012
In May 2012, The Lunch Circle was lucky enough to have Ms Kirsty Andrew as our guest speaker. Kirsty works as a Business Development Manager at Williams F1. Kirsty joined Williams F1 in 2010 after a successful career with Xtrac,
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Chantal Coady: Rococo Chocolates
March, 2011
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
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Japanese Event to help victims of the Japanese Quake
March, 2011
When the disaster of the Japanese Quake and Tsunami happened in March 2011, The Lunch Circle hosted an important yet very entertaining charity event to help the victims and those affected. Harbert Management Corp is a Founding Member of Nichiei
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Tamara Makarenko: Exploring Explosive Investment Markets – How to Make Money in Afghanistan
September, 2010
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
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Reception aboard HMS RICHMOND
July, 2010
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
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Tom Meadows: Bees and Beekeepers
July, 2010
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
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Lieutenant Commander Andrew Griffiths
March, 2010
Back in early 2010, The Lunch Circle had an incredibly stimulating speech by Lieutenant Commander Andrew Griffiths who worked for the First Sea Lord in the Ministry of Defence. Andrew spoke to us about the challenges of fighting piracy in
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