Past Events

 
2 October 2007
 
 
DAME ELIZA MANNINGHAM-BULLER
 
On: REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM
 
Chairman: Sir Neville Trotter
 
Luncheon-Debate: The Athenaeum 
 
 
18 October
2007
 
SIR MICHAEL BURTON
 
On: THE IMPACT ON THE COURTS OF ENGLAND AND WALES OF
HUMAN RIGHTS AND EUROPEAN LAW
 
Chairman: Sir Michael Burton KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion: George Guise
Chairman: Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites
 
Debate: The Savile Club
 
 
5 November
2007
 
 
Former Congresswoman SUE KELLY  (Republican)
Former Congresswoman BARBARA KENNELLY  (Democrat)
 
On:  AMERICA AT HOME AND ABROAD
 
Chairman: Viscount Montgomery of Alamein CMG CBE
Opening Discussion: Professor Phillip Davies
 
Dinner-Debate: The National Liberal Club
 
 
10 December
2007
 
THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND CBE
 
On: EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC RELATIONS
 
Chairman: Sir Philip Goodhart
Vote of Thanks: Professor Sir Robert Worcester
 
Christmas Luncheon-Debate: The New Cavendish Club
 
 
27 March
2008
 
H.E.  Mrs  FU YING  and LORD POWELL KCMG
 
On: HOW CHINA IS TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS
INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
 
Chairman of House of Commons Debate: Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP
Chairman: Baroness Symons of Vernam Dean
Opening Discussion: Lord Dykes
Vote of Thanks: The Baroness Hooper, CMG
 
Debate: House Of Commons
Dinner-Debate: Crowne Plaza St James’s Court Hotel
 
 
2 April
2008
 
 
CHIEF AJMAL KHAN
 
On:  AFGHANISTAN - A  VIABLE  ALTERNATIVE  APPROACH
 
Chairman: Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP
Panel: Hugh Leach, William Morris, John Pugh MP
 
Debate: House Of Commons
 
 
7 May
2008
 
GENERAL SIR DAVID RICHARDS  KCB CBE DSO
 
On: AFGHANISTAN and THE ARMED FORCES: A PERSPECTIVE
 
Chairman: Frank Cook MP
Opening Debate at House of Commons: 
The Viscount Montgomery of Alamein CMG CBE
Vote of Thanks: General Sir Michael ‘Mike’ Jackson GCB CBE DSO DL
Opening Discussion at Dinner-Debate: Sir Jeffrey James KBE CMG
Vote of Thanks: General Sir Garry Johnson KCB OBE MC
 
Debate: House of Commons
Dinner-Debate: St James’s Court Hotel
 
 
2 June
2008
 
 
PRESIDENT VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS
 
On: RUSSIA FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF EASTERN EUROPE
 
Chairman: Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP
Opening Discussion: General Sir Garry Johnson KCB OBE MC
Vote of Thanks: Lord Judd
   
Black Tie Dinner-Debate: The National Liberal Club
 
 
2 July
2008
 
 
HUGO DIXON
 
On: THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
 
Chairman: The Lord Dykes
Opening Discussion: Sir Michael Burton KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks: Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP
 
Dinner-Debate: The Savile Club
 
 
20 October
2008
 
DEREK TONKIN CMG and BO AUNG DIN
 
On: BURMA OR MYANMAR: CAN THE WEST HELP?
 
Sponsor of House of Commons Meeting: Geoffrey Clifton Brown MP
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting: John Pugh MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate: Lord Dykes
 
Debate: House of Commons
Dinner-Debate: Jolly Group St Ermin’s Hotel
 
 
 
29 October
2008
Annual General Meeting
 
Followed by a Presentation by John Hall Spencer
On: ‘Hitler and The King’
Winner of The Elma Dangerfield Prize
 
Meeting and Buffet: Jolly Group St Ermin’s Hotel
 
 
 
10 November
2008
 
CONGRESSMAN JOHN JACOB RHODES III (REPUBLICAN)and
CONGRESSMAN GEORGE HOCHBRUECKNER (DEMOCRAT),  both of the
 
THE U.S. ASSOCIATION OF FORMER CONGRESSMEN   
 
 
On: THE AMERICAN ELECTION: RESULTS and EXPECTATIONS
 
 
Chairman: Sir Michael Burton, KCVO, CMG
Opening Discussion: Professor Philip Davies
 
Dinner-Debate: The Carlton Club
 
 
 
 
28 November
2008
 
MARK TOKOLA
Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs, American Embassy in London and
formerly Head, American Reconstruction Programme in Iraq
 
On:  IRAQ: THE RECONSTRUCTION
 
Chairman of Luncheon-Discussion:     LORD DYKES
Conclusion:       THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND, CBE
 
 CHRISTMAS Reception and Luncheon-Discussion:  National Liberal Club
 
 
 
 
24 February 2009
 
THE RT. HON. THE LORD HOWELL OF GUILDFORD
 
On: TOWARDS ENERGY AND CLIMATE REALISM
 
 
Chairman At House Of Lords: Geoffrey Clifton Brown, Mp
Vote of Thanks at House of Lords: Sir John Osborn
Chairman At Dinner-Debate: The Rt. Hon. Baroness Symons Of Vernam Dean
Opening Discussion at Dinner-Debate: The Baroness Hooper, CMG
Vote of Thanks at Dinner-Debate: The Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein, CMG, CBE
 
A Discussion, Reception  and Dinner-Debate:
Committee Room 2, the House Of Lords
Followed byThe Jolly Group St. Ermins Hotel
 
 
 
 
7 April
2009
 
JOHN LLOYD
 
On: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE MEDIA
 
Chairman: Sir Michael Burton
Opening Discussion: Clemens Nathan
Vote of Thanks: Sir Philip Goodhart
 
Day-Long Conference: The Institute of Strategic Studies
In Association with the Clemens Nathan Research Centre
Followed by Dinner-Debate in The Carlton Club
 
 
16 April
2009
 
CHIEF AJMAL KHAN   ZAZAI
 
On:  THE WAY FORWARD FOR AFGHANISTAN
 
Host:     Count De Bessenyey
Opening Discussion:  John Gouriet
Vote Of Thanks:  Harold Sands
 
Buffet-Debate: Upton Street, Washington, USA
 
 
 
18 May
2009 
 
DELE OGUN
Coordinator of the Genesis Project
 
On: ANOTHER WAY FOR NIGERIA
 
Chairman and Sponsor of Meeting: Geoffrey Clifton Brown, MP
Vote of Thanks Professor Alan   Lee Williams, OBE 
 
 
Debate: Committee Room 11, House Of Commons
 
 
 
 
8 June
2009
 
 
His Excellency Dr. KENNETH KAUNDA
FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA
 
A Speech and Conversazionewith GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
 
Chairman: Lord Dykes
Vote of Thanks: The Rt Hon Baroness Symons Of Vernham Dean
 
Black Tie Dinner-Debate: The  Naval And Military Club

 

 
 
 
7 July
2009
 
 
LORD CORBETT OF CASTLE VALE
 
On:  IRAN:  PARTNER OR PARIAH IN A TURBULENT REGION
 
Chairman: The Viscount Montgomery Of Alamein, CBE, CMG
Opening Discussion: William Morris
Vote of Thanks: Dr Julian Critchlow
 
 
Buffet-Debate: The   Naval And Military Club
 
 
 
 
16 September
2009
 
Mr Angus MacLennan
Former Chairman, UK Foreign Bankers’ Association,  and Former CEO, Den Danske Bank & Former CEO, Fortis Bank
 
On: ‘The Banking Crisis: Why did it happen? Will it happen again?’
 
Meeting in Association with the Mid-Atlantic Club and the English Speaking Union at Dartmouth House
 
 
 
14 October
2009
 
Annual General Meeting
 
Followed by a Presentation by
Dr DAVID COLEMAN
 
On:WHAT DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS PORTEND
 
Chairman: The Rt Hon Baroness Symons Of Vernham Dean
Vote of Thanks: George Guise
 
Meeting and Buffet: Jolly Group St Ermin’s Hotel