spring 2011 events
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- Welcome to the ESUâ€™s Spring programme of events. Following member feedback, we have taken the decision to adopt a more seasonal based approach to our events programme going forward and, accordingly, all future ESU events will be advertised in dialogue a full quarter in advance giving you every opportunity to save the date for the events you would like to attend. From our re-launched series of Dartmouth House Lunches to our exciting schedule of Evening Literary Lectures and everything in-between, you will find all the necessary information on the forthcoming events at Dartmouth House between January and April 2011 in this booklet; those in association with London Region and those exclusive to Dartmouth House. The ESU has an exciting year of events planned: this is just the beginning!
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Spring 2011 Events
All events can be booked through Susan Conway at Dartmouth House, unless otherwise stated. T: 020 7529 1582 firstname.lastname@example.org
January Tuesday 25 January, 6.30 - 9.30 pm Burns’ Night & Whisky Tasting Dartmouth House Celebrate Burns’ Night at the ESU. Join us from 6.30 pm and sample an exclusive range of Scottish malt whiskies during our ‘tasting hour’ between 7 pm and 8 pm. A selection of Scottish fare will be served and a cash bar will also available for those who want to get the party started in style. Tickets: £35
Thursday 27 January, 6.30 – 9 pm Jewellery in the Burlington Arcade Speaker: Robert Ogden Dartmouth House in association with London Region Robert Ogden is a fourth generation jeweller who is also a former ESU scholar. After attending The Sir John Cass College he worked as a jewellery apprentice and then started his own workshop designing and making jewellery. He now runs Richard Ogden Ltd in the historic Burlington Arcade and will be talking about the various changes that have occurred in the jewellery business since the arcade first opened for business in 1819. Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni, £12 nonmembers, to include two glasses of wine/soft drinks on arrival. There will be a cash bar.
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February Friday 4 February, 7 - 10.30 pm RBS Six Nations: Wales v England Dartmouth House To kick-off the 2011 RBS Six Nations tournament, we will be broadcasting the Wales v England game from 7 pm. Come and watch the historic rivals do battle live from the Millennium Stadium. A cash bar, snacks and a free beer or glass of wine on arrival will be available.
Thursday 10 February, 6.30 - 9 pm Evening Literary Lecture Salley Vickers: Aphrodite’s Hat Dartmouth House Six-time author Salley Vickers will give a lecture on her new publication Aphrodite’s Hat, a collection of modern stories that focus on the psychological aspects of love and the “complex geography of the human heart”.
Tickets: £5 Wednesday 9 February, 10.30 -11.30 am International at Home Dartmouth House HE Joseph Zammit Tabona, High Commissioner of Malta will be the special guest at the ESU’s February coffee morning. The event will include tea and coffee, a talk by the High Commissioner and a tour of Dartmouth House. Contact Annette Fisher T: 020 7529 1565, email@example.com
Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni and £12 non-members, to include two glasses of wine/two soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. Monday 14 February, 12.30 – 2.30 pm (last orders) Valentine’s Lunch at the ESU Dartmouth House The ESU would like to invite members to a Valentine’s Lunch in the Revelstoke Room. Choose from an exclusive menu priced at £24.50 per person for two courses or £29.50 for three. Both offers include a glass of wine. Please note, the restaurant will also be open for normal lunch service. For all non-Valentine’s bookings, please contact reception at Dartmouth House on 020 7529 1500.
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March Wednesday 23 February, 6.30 – 9 pm Princess Charlotte – the first People’s Princess Speaker: James Chambers Dartmouth House in association with London Region In the early 19th century, Princess Charlotte was the only popular member of the Royal Family. Her poignant, often hilarious, and eventually tragic story will be told by James Chambers, author of Charlotte and Leopold. James will sign copies of his book after the lecture. Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni, £12 nonmembers to include two glasses of wine/soft drinks. There will be a cash bar. Thursday 24 February, 12.30 - 2.30 pm Nicola Horlick: Women in the City Dartmouth House Lunch ESU alumna and investment fund manager Nicola Horlick will host the first Dartmouth House Lunch which will focus on ‘Women in the City’. Nicola will draw on the different approaches men and women take to life in the corporate world; women’s role in the workplace and her tips for climbing the career ladder. Tickets: £40 members, £45 alumni and £50 nonmembers to include a two-course lunch with wine.
Monday 14 March, 2.15 pm onwards Commonwealth Observance Day Westminster Abbey Commonwealth Observance Day is celebrated across the member countries of the Commonwealth, and in other parts of the world where Commonwealth citizens gather together. Attendance at the Commonwealth Observance Day service at Westminster Abbey is free for ESU members. A selected number of free tickets are available for ESU mentors from Susan Conway. Please register your interest for this event by emailing her on susan. Thursday 17 March, 6.30 - 9 pm Evening Literary Lecture Felix Dennis: Tales from the Woods Dartmouth House Entrepreneur, publisher and poet, Felix Dennis will give a lecture on his new poetry collection Tales from the Woods, a collection of 50 poems celebrating nature and the countryside. Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni and £12 nonmembers, to include two glasses of wine/two soft drinks. There will be a cash bar.
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April firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday 22 March, 6.30 – 9 pm Machiya - Traditional Japanese merchant townhouses Speaker: Pauline Chakmakjian Dartmouth House in association with London Region Machiya townhouses are found mainly in central Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. This very visual lecture will cover a variety of different types of Machiya as well as provide an overview of the unique architectural features specific to these charming homes. This type of house also provided insight as to the lifestyle of Kyotoites from the past to the present. Pauline Chakmakjian is a member of London Region Committee and a Trustee of the Japan Society of the UK. She has previously lived in a Machiya in Kyoto. Tickets: £10 members, £11 alumni, £12 nonmembers, to include two glasses of wine/soft drinks. There will be a cash bar.
Wednesday 30 March, 12.30 - 2.30 pm James Milton: Lessons to be learned from the Anglo-American intervention in Iraq Dartmouth House Lunch Captain James Milton served as an Army Officer between 1998 and 2007, including three tours in Iraq as an intelligence officer and Arabic interpreter. James’s lunch will focus on ‘Lessons to be learned from the Anglo-American intervention in Iraq’. Tickets: £40 members, £45 alumni and £50 nonmembers to include a two-course lunch with wine.
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Wednesday 13 April, 7 - 11 pm Easter Gala Dinner featuring creations by Theo Fabergé for the St Petersburg Collection Dartmouth House in association with London Region
Tuesday 19 April, 6 - 9 pm Spring Alumni Open House Evening & Easter Egg Hunt Dartmouth House
The ESU takes great pleasure in inviting you to our Easter Gala Dinner featuring creations by Theo Fabergé for the St Petersburg Collection. Join us for an exclusive black-tie reception with champagne and canapés from 7 pm, followed by an exceptional fivecourse dinner. Your host will be Philip Birkenstein, Chairman of the St Petersburg Collection, and Philip will give an amusing and informative talk about the history of the Fabergé family and their exquisite creations – of which a magnificent selection will be on display including jewellery, watches and eggs. While coffee is being served an auction will also be held giving the highest bidder an opportunity to own one of these spectacular pieces of decorative art.
This year, Alumni Open House Evenings are becoming quarterly seasonal events. For our Spring event we will be holding an Easter egg hunt. Guests are invited to explore and probe the rabbit warren that is Dartmouth House to find the chocolate trophies. The victorious finder of the most eggs will also be duly rewarded with praise, and a prize!
Tickets: £125 (to include champagne and a complimentary cocktail on arrival, canapé reception, five course dinner (with wine) and gift). Tables of 10 are available for £1000.
Contact: Kate Bond T: 020 7529 1571 email@example.com
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