Past Events 1950's

                                                                           

1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                      

Speakers:

H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, and Dr J, M. A. H. Luns, Netherlands Foreign Minister and President of the North Atlantic Council, and The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, MP, Minister of Defence and General Lauris Norstad, Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 

 

 

BANQUET TO CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIGNING OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY

 

Chairman:

Sir Alfred Bossom, Bt, MP, JP

 

Guildhall

 

June  1959

 

 

            

                                                                     

 

 

Speakers:

Monsieur Pierre Wigny, Foreign Minister of Belgium and The Rt. Hon. Duncan Sandys, MP, Minister of Defence

 

 

 

DINNER TO CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

 

Chairman:

The Earl of Bessborough

 

The House of Commons

 

May  1959

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO N.A.T.O. HEADQUARTERS AT NAPLES, FOLLOWED BY VISIT TO ATHENS, ISTANBUL AND ANKARA AND N.A.T.O. HEADQUARTERS AT IZMIR

 

 

 

  1959

 

 

Speakers:

The Rt. Hon. The Earl Jellicoe, DSO, MC and Brigadier Sir Otho Prior-Palmer, DSO, MP and The Rt. Hon. George Brown, MP

 

On:

‘N.A.T.O. Parliamentarians and The Future’

 

 

 

 

  1959

 

 

Speakers:

Dr Peter Axon, OBE and The Rt. Hon. Lord Brabazon of Tara, PC

 

On:

‘The Role of Electronics in Industrial Progress and International Understanding’

 

 

 

 

  1959

 


 

 

Speaker:

Sir John Coulson, KCMG

Assistant to Paymaster-General

 

On:

‘The European Free Trade Association’

 

 

 

 

  1959

 

 

 

Speaker:

M. Fernand Delhousse

Chairman, Round Table Conference

 

 

 

 

Round Table Discussion

 

 

 

  1959

 

 

Speakers:

Mr Peter Hope, Head of Foreign Office News Department, and Mr Nickolin Turkatenko, Tass Correspondent in London, and Mr Henry Hayward, Christian Science Monitor, and Mr Stefan Litauer, Polish Radio and Zyeie Warsawy, and Dr Peter Bechel, Radio Free Berlin

 

On:

‘Eastern and Western Policies for Europe’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Mr Richard Goold-Adams

 

 

March  1959

 

 

Speakers:

H. E. The Philippine Ambassador and H.E. The Thailand Ambassador and H.E. The High Commissioner for Pakistan and Mr T. Swaminathan, Indian Commissioner General for Economic Affairs and Mr H. Masaki, Japanese First Secretary

 

On:

‘Asian Co-operation with the West’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Lady Violet Bonham-Carter, DBE

 

 

January  1959

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

Marchese Cittadini Cesi, Deputy Secretary-General, O.E.E.C, and Mr E.M.J.A. Sassen, Member of  European Commission and Sir William Cook, CB, Member of U.K. Atomic Energy Authority and Sir Claud Gibb, Chairman, Nuclear Power Plant Co Ltd

 

On:

‘The Development of Nuclear Power in Western Europe’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Sir Ian Horobin, MP

 

Londonderry House

 

December  1958

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO PARIS TO VISIT THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED POWERS EUROPE, AND TO THE ORGANISATION FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION.

 

 

 

  1958

 


 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO BONN, HAMBURG AND BERLIN TO STUDY DEVELOPMENTS IN GERMANY AS GUESTS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC

 

 

 

  1958

 

 

 

Speaker:

Monsieur Paul Reynaud

Former Prime Minister of France

 

On:

‘France after the Constitution’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Sir Edward Benning-Behrens, CMG, MC

 

Londonderry House

 

  1958

 

 

Speakers:

H.E. The Turkish Ambassador and The Iranian Charge d'Affairs and The Rt. Hon. Lord Birdwood MVO, and Mr Eric Johnstone, Personal Representative of U.S. President on the Jordan River Project

 

On:

‘The Middle East’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 

 

Speakers:

H.E. Ambassador Randolph Burgess, US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council and Mr Joseph Johnson, President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Professor Philip Mosely, Council on Foreign Relations, New York

 

On:

‘American Views on the Altantic Community’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 

 


 

 

Speaker:

The Rt. Hon. The Earl of Bessborough

 

On:

‘Importance of Television for the European Free Trade Area’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 

 

 

Speakers:

Sir Frank Roberts, KCMG, UK Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council and General Sir Richard Gale, GCB, KBE, DSO, MC, Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe Designate

 

On:

‘British Views on N.A.T.O.’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 

 

Speakers:

Sir Robert Shonem, CBE, Executive Member, Iron and Steel Board and Monsieur T. Rollman and Monsieur van der Rest and Mr Evert Wijkander and Herr Dr Hans Dichgans

 

On:

‘Europe and Steel’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 

 

Speaker:

Baron Snoy et d'Oppeurs

Secretary-General, Belgian Ministry of Economics and Professor G. Brouwers, Secretary-General, Netherlands Ministry of Economics

 

On:

‘Benelux in Relation to the European Common Market’

 

 

 

 

  1958

 


 

1957

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker:

Monsieur Paul-Henri Spaak

Secretary-General of N.A.T.O.

 

 

 

Reception

 

 

Anglo-Belgium Club, 6 Belgrave Square, SW1

 

January  1957

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AT BRUSSELS AND TO THE COLLEGE OF EUROPE, BRUGES.

 

 

 

  1957

 

 

Speakers:

Senator Jacob Javits and Representative E. McCarthy and Representative Frank Smith and The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, CH, MP

 

On:

‘The Future of N.A.T.O.’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 


 

 

Speakers:

H. E. The Swedish Ambassador and H. E. The Icelandic Ambassador and Mr Dagfin Juel, Norwegian Under-Secretary of State and Professor Thorkil Kristensen, Danish Opposition Leader

 

On:

‘The Nordic Common Market in Relation to the European Free Trade Area’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 

 

 

Speaker:

Sir James Hutchinson, Bt, MP, DSO, TD, JP

 

On:

‘Western European Union’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 

 

Speakers:

Senator Estes Kefauver, US Democrat, and Mr Cyril Osborne, MP, and M. Marius Moutet, French Deputy, Signor Vittorio Emmanuele Marzotto, Italian Deputy and Mr Jino Toncic-Sorinj, Austrian Deputy, and Professor Oscar Lange, Polish Deputy, and Mme Anka Berus

 

On:

‘Relations Between Eastern and Western Europe’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 

 

Speakers:

Sir Ben Lockspeiser, KBE, (CERN) and M. Pierre Huet, O.E.E.C., and Mr Campbell Second Euratom and Mr A.L. G. Lindley, General Electric Company Ltd and Mr R.W.R. Wooton, Babcok & Wilcox Ltd

 

On:

‘Nuclear Co-operation in Europe’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 


 

 

Speakers:

Sir Robert Boothby, KBE, MP and The Rt. Hon. John Edwards, OBE, MP and Major Richard Sharples, OBE, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP

 

On:

‘What Should Be The Grand Design?’

 

 

 

 

  1957

 

 

 

Speakers:

Sir Stanley Rawson, Vice-Chairman, John Brown & Co Ltd and Mr Roy Jenkins, MP and Mr Peter Tennant, OBE, Overseas Director, Federation of British Industries, and Professor Roy Harrod, FBA and Mr Randolph Churchill

 

On:

‘Britain and the European Free Trade Area’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Major E. Beddington-Behrens, CMG, MC

 

 

January  1957

 

1956

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speakers:

His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace The Archbishop of Liverpool, The Rt. Hon. The Viscount de L'Isle, Sir Robert Boothby, KBE, MP, The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger, MP, Mr Robert Edwards, MP, Miss Jennie Lee, MP, The Rt. Hon. Lord Birdwood

 

 

To Protest against the Russian Action in Hungary

 

 

 

ALBERT HALL RALLY:  BRITAIN STANDS BY HUNGARY

 

 

 

November  1956

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO THE CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE AT STRASBERG

 

 

 

  1956

 

 

 

Speakers:

The Rt. Hon. Walter Eliot, CH, MP and The Rt. Hon. High Gaitskell, PC, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP and Professor A. L. Goodhart, KBE, QC and Mr Douglas Fairbanks, KBE

 

On:

‘Developing N.A.T.O. and Western Unity’

 

 

 

Institute of Directors

 

November  1956

 

 

Speakers:

Monsieur Rene Mayer, President of the High Authority, E.C.S.C. and Herr Fritz Etzel, Vice-President of the High Authority, E.C.S.C. and Mayheer Dirk Spierenburg, Member of the High Authority, E.C.S.C.

 

On:

‘Achievements of the Common Market in Coal and Steel’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Earl of Bessborough

Vote of Thanks at Dinner-Discussion:

Mr Aubrey Jones, MP

 

House of Lords

 

October  1956

 

 

Speakers:

General Alfred Bruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe and The Rt. Hon. Selwyn Lloyd, PC, MP and The Rt Hon Hugh Gaitskell, PC, MP

 

On:

‘Farewell to General Gruenther’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Mrs Norman Bentwich

 

County Hall

 

October  1956

 


 

 

Speakers:

Sir Robert Boothby, KBE, MP and Mr Robert Edwards, MP and Major E. Beddington-Behrens, CMG, MC and Professor Roy Harrod, FBA

 

On:

‘Britain's Attitude to a Common Market in Europe’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Lord Hore-Belisha, PC

 

 

July  1956

 

 

 

Speakers:

Countess Eva Finckenstein, Vice-President, German Atlantic Society and Mr Richard Lowenthal, The Observer, and Dr Edgar Stern-Rubarth, German Embassy and Mr John Epstein, CBE, Secretary-General, Atlantic Treaty Association

 

On:

‘Germany in the Atlantic Community’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Lord Pakenham, PC

 

 

June  1956

 

 

Speakers:

Lt-Genera; Sir John Glubb, KCB, CMG, DSO, MBE and The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot, PC, MC, MP and Mr Reginald Paget, QC, MP

 

On:

‘N.A.T.O.'s links with the Baghdad Pact’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Lord Birdwood, MVO

 

 

April  1956

 

 

Speakers:

Monsieur Pierre Olivier Lapie

Former French Minister

 

On:

‘France Today’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Viscount Duncannon

 

 

  1956

 


 

 

Speakers:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Stanley of Alderley and Sir David Kelly, GCMG and Mr Charles Fletcher-Cooke, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP and Mr Geoffrey Parsons, Director of N.A.T.O. Information

 

On:

‘N.A.T.O.'s Role in Disputes Between Member Countries’

 

 

 

 

  1956

 

 

 

Speaker:

M. Rene Sergent

Secretary-General, O.E.E.C.

 

On:

‘The Future of O.E.E.C.’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Layton, CH, CBE

 

 

July  1956

 

1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS  PARTY  AT  THE  WATERGATE  THEATRE

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO THE HIGH AUTHORITY OF THE EUROPEAN COAL AND STEEL COMMUNITY AT LUXEMBOURG.

 

 

 

  1955

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELEGATION TO PARIS TO THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION, SUPREME HEADQUARTERS, ALLIED POWERS EUROPE, AND TO THE ORGANISATION FOR EUROPEAN ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION.

 

 

 

  1955

 

 

Speakers:

Leaders of U.S., British, Canadian and European Delations

 

On:

‘Results of the N.A.T.O. Parliamentary Conference in Paris’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

Count Umberto Morra

 

 

 

 

Speaker:

Sir John Cockroft, KCB, CBE, FRS

 

On:

‘The Geneva Conference on Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy and Scientific Co-operation’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Viscount Duncannon

 

 

  1955

 


 

 

Speakers:

Monsieur Edouard Giscard d'Estaing and Major E. Beddington-Behrens, CMG, MC and Mr Robert Edwards, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP

 

On:

‘A New Marshall Plan’

 

 

 

 

  1955

 

 

 

Speakers:

The Rt. Hon. John Maclay, CMG, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP and Mr Gilbert Longden, MBE, MP

 

On:

‘An Atlantic Assembly?’

 

 

 

 

  1955

 

 

Speaker:

General Alfred Bruenther, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe

 

On:

‘Defence of Western Europe’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Viscount Duncannon, DL

Vote of Thanks:

Mr Harold Macmillan

 

  1955

 

 

Speaker:

Mr Cecil McGivern (BBC) and Mr Romney Wheeler (NBC) and Mr Bernard Trotter (CBC) and Mr Norman Collins (ATV)

 

On:

‘The Contribution of Television to Atlantic Unity’

 

 

 

 

  1955

 

 


 

 

Speakers:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Layton, CH, CBE and The Rt. Hon. John Maclay, CMG, MP and Mr Gilbert Longden, MEP, MP and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP

 

On:

‘Western European Union’

 

 

 

 

  1955

 

 

1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker:

The Rt. Hon. Lord Ismay, KG, PC, GCB, CH, DSO

Secretary-General of N.A.T.O.

 

On:

‘The Evolution of N.A.T.O.’

 

 

 

 

May 1954

 

 

Speakers:

Sir Robert Boothby, KBE, MP and The Rt. Hon. Alfred Robens, MP, and Mr Geoffrey De Freitas, MP

 

On:

‘The Present Situation in Europe’

 

 

 

 

  1954

 


 

 

Speaker:

The Rt. Hon Lord Layton, CH, CBE

 

On:

‘The Council of Europe and the Atlantic Community’

 

 

 

 

  1954

 

 

 

Speaker:

Dr Gillian Mezey, MB, BS, MRC Psych

Consultant & Honorary Lecturer, St George's Hospital Medical School

 

On:

‘Women in Bosnia’

 

 

Chairman of Luncheon-Discussion:

Baroness Elliott of Harwood, DBE

 

 

  1954

 

 

Speaker:

Mr Michael Legge

N.A.T.O. Assistant Secretary-General for Defence Policy

 

On:

‘Security in the 90s: N.A.T.O.'s role’

 

 

Chairman of Dinner-Discussion:

The Earl of Bessborough, DL

 

 

  1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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