Past E-AG Events: 1954-2011


 Monday 19th  September 2011
Speaker: MR. OMAR TURBI
On: ‘A VISION FOR LIBYA
Chair: SIR ELDON GRIFFITHS

Vote of Thanks: SIR ELDON GRIFFITHS
Location: THE CALEDONIAN CLUB

Wednesday 29th  June 2011
Speakers: (1) WILL HUTTON
On: ‘THEM AND US: CHANGING BRITIAN – WHY WE NEED A FAIR SOCIETY’
                  (2) SIMON WILSON
                        → Formerly HM High Commissioner to India
On: ‘THOUGHTS ON INDIA: ITS 21ST CENTURY CHALLENGES’
Chairman:  The RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB

Wednesday 6th  April 2011
Speaker: SIR ELDON GRIFFITHS
On: ‘CURRENT TRANS-ATLANTIC ACHES & PAINS: US REPUBLICAN VERSUS BRITISH MONARCHIAL DEMOCRACY’ 
Chairman: THE RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Location: THE EAST INDIA CLUB

Monday 21st  March 2011
Speaker: TUN DR. MAHATHIR BIN MOHAMAD
                 → Former Prime Minster of Malaysia
On: ‘MALAYSIA IN ASIA’
Chairman:  LORD LAIRD OF ARTIGARVAN
Opening discussion: MR WILLIAM CASH MP
Vote of Thanks: THE RIGHT HON LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Location: GRAND COMMITTEE ROOM,HOUSE OF COMMONS

Wednesday, 23rd  February, 2011
Speaker: DR CHARLES TANNOCK
                → Member of the European Parliament for London
On: ‘EGYPT!’
Chairman:   THE RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Location: THE CARLTON CLUB

Monday, 8th  November, 2010
Speakers: (1) DAVID MINGE (Democrat)
                   (2) JIM KOLBE (Republican)
On: ‘THE IMPACT OF THE US MIDTERM ELECTIONS’
Chairman of House of Lords Meeting: THE LORD LAIRD OF ARTIGARVAN
Opening Discussion:  PROFESSOR PHILIP DAVIES  
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
In Association With: THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER CONGRESSMEN
Location: THE ST. ERMINS HOTEL 
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 26th  October, 2010

Speaker: HIS EXCELLENCY MR MAURICIO RODRIGUEZ MUNERA
On:  ‘FROM FAILING STATE TO RISING STAR’
Chairman:  THE BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Opening Discussion:  THE RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Vote of Thanks:  ANTHONY WESTNEDGE, OBE
Location: THE CALEDONIAN CLUB
Guest List Available

Wednesday, 14th  July, 2010
Speaker: SIR  ELDON  GRIFFITHS
On: ‘THE TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP’
Chairman:  THE BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Opening discussion: THE   BARONESS HOOPER
Vote of Thanks:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART  
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Guest List Available

Thursday, 10th  June, 2010
Speaker: Dr  JOHN  SENTAMU
                → THE  ARCHBISHOP OF YORK
On: ‘Many Creeds – One God? A CHRISTIAN LOOK AT OTHER PEOPLE OF FAITH’
Chairman:  THE RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Opening Discussion:  THE RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Vote of Thanks:  THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF AMAMEIN CMG, CMG
Location: The Carlton Club
Guest List Available

Wednesday, 31st March, 2010
Speaker: LORD GIDDENS
On: ‘THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AFTER COPENHAGEN’
Chairmen: THE LORD LAIRD OF ARTIGARVAN
Opening Discussion: THE RT. HON. LORD HAMILTON OF EPSOM
Vote of Thanks: THE LORD DYKES
Location: NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 23rd February, 2010
Speaker: THE VISCOUNT MONCKTON OF BRENCHLEY
On: ‘THE POLITICS OF CLIMATE CHANGE AFTER COPENHAGEN’
Chairmen: THE LORD LAIRD
Opening Discussion: THE BARONESS QUIN
Vote of Thanks: ANNE HODSON-PRESSINGER
Location: ST ERMINS HOTEL
Guest List Available

60th  Anniversary of NATO
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

On: ‘WHAT DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS PORTEND’
Chairman:  RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
Vote of Thanks:  GEORGE GUISE
Location: ST ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
9th November 2009

Tuesday, 7th  July, 2009
Speaker: LORD CORBETT OF CASTLE VALE
On ‘IRAN: PARTNER OR PARIAH IN A TURBULENT REGION?’
Chairman:  THE RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Opening Discussion: WILLIAM MORRIS (Next Century Foundation)
Vote of Thanks: THE RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Location: THE NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Monday, 8th  June, 2009
Speaker: (1) His Excellency Dr KENNETH KAUNDA
                 → THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF ZAMBIA
                 (2) GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
On: ‘A SPEECH AND CONVERSATION WITH GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP’
Chairman:  LORD DYKES
Vote of Thanks: THE RT.HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Location: NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Monday 18th  May 2009
Speaker: DELE OGUN
On: ‘ANOTHER WAY FOR NIGERIA’
Chairman/Sponsor of House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Vote of Thanks: PROFESSORE ALAN LEE WILLIAMS, MBE
Location: COMMITTEE ROOM 11, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Q&A Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Thursday, 16 th  April, 2009                                                                 
Speaker: CHIEF  AJMAL  KHAN   ZAZAI
On: ‘THE WAY FORWARD FOR AFGHANISTAN’
Hosts: COUNT AND COUNTESS DE BESSENYEY (MEMBERS, E-AG)
Chairman:  HAROLD W. SANDS (Hon Treasurer, E-AG)
Location: Upton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016, US
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 7th  April, 2009
Speaker: JOHN LLOYD
On: ‘FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND THE MEDIA’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON
Opening Discussion:  CLEMENS NATHAN
Vote of Thanks:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART
In Association with: THE CLEMENS NATHAN RESEARCH CENTRE
Location: The Carlton Club
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 24th  February, 2009
Speaker: THE  RT. HON. THE  LORD  HOWELL OF  GUILDFORD
On: ‘TOWARDS ENERGY AND CLIMATE REALISM’
Chairman,House of Lords:  THE RT. HON. BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
Chairman,Dinner-Debate:  THE BARONESS  HOOPER, CMG
Location One:: COMMITTEE ROOM 2, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL

Friday, 28th  November, 2008
Speaker: MARK TOKOLA
                → Minister-Counsellor for Economic Affairs, American Embassy in London
On: ‘IRAQ, THE RECONSTRUCTION
Chairman of Luncheon-Discussion: LORD DYKES
Conclusion: THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND, CBE
In Association With: ENGLISH SPEAKING UNION, MID-ATLANTIC CLUB and THE CLEMENS NATHAN
RESEARCH CENTRE
Location One: HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB, WHITEHALL PLACE
Guest List Available

Monday, 10th  November, 2008
Speakers: (1) CONGRESSMAN JOHN JACOB RHODES III (REPUBLICAN)
                  (2) CONGRESSMAN GEORGE HOCHBRUECKNER (DEMOCRAT)
On: ‘THE AMERICAN ELECTION: RESULTS and EXPECTATIONS’
Chairman:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON
Opening Discussion:  PROFESSOR PHILIP DAVIES
In Association With: THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER CONGRESSMEN, THE ECCLES CENTRE FOR AMERICAN STUDIES
AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND THE CLEMENS NATHAN RESEARCH CENTRE
Vote of Thanks: SIR JOHN OSBORN
Location: THE CARLTON CLUB
Guest List Available

Monday, 20th  October, 2008
Speakers: (1) DEREK TONKIN CMG
                       → Former H. M. Ambassador to Thailand and Vietnam
                  (2) BO AUNG DIN
                        → Chairman, the Parliamentary Democracy Party of Burma
                  (3) STEPHEN THOMAS of the PDP
On: ‘MYANMAR OR BURMA: CAN THE WEST HELP?’
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  JOHN PUGH, MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  LORD DYKES
In Association with: CLEMENS NATHAN RESEARCH CENTRE
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM10, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two:  ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Wednesday 2nd  July 2008
Speaker: HUGO DIXON
                → Of breakingviews.com
On: ‘THE FINANCIAL CRISIS?’
Chairman:  THE LORD DYKES
Opening Discussion:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Vote of Thanks:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Location: THE SAVILE CLUB
Speech Transcript Available

Tuesday 3rd  June 2008
Speaker: PRESIDENT VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS
Chairman: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Vote of Thanks: GENERAL SIR GARRY JOHNSON, KCB, OBE, and MC
Location: THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE CLUB
Guest List Available

Wednesday 7th  May 2008
Speaker: GENERAL SIR  DAVID  RICHARDS, KCB CBE DSO
                 → COMMANDER-in-CHIEF, LAND COMMAND
On:   ‘THE ARMED FORCES: A PERSPECTIVE’
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  FRANK COOK, MP
Opening Debate:  VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, CMG
Vote of Thanks: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ JACKSON, GCB CBE DSO DL
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
Opening Debate:  SIR JEFFREY JAMES KBE and CBEVote of Thanks: GENERAL SIR GARRY JOHNSON KCB, OBE, MC
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 9, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available

Thursday 24th  April 2008
Speakers: (1) THE LORD POWELL OF BAYSWATER, KCMG
                  → Recently Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council
                  (2) Her Excellency Mrs. FU YING
                  → Ambassador of China
On: ‘HOW CHINA IS TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS’
Chairman, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman, Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
House of Commons Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Opening Discussion:  LORD DYKES
Vote of Thanks:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location One: Committee Room 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Guest List Available

Wednesday, 2nd  April, 2008
Speaker: PASHTUN PARAMOUNT CHIEF AJMAL KHAN ZAZAI
On: ‘AFGHANISTAN – A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH’
Chairman, House of Commons:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Sponsor, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Location: ROOM 10, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Thursday, 6th  March, 2008
Speaker: THE RT. HON. MARGARET BECKETT, MP
On: ‘THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING FOREIGN SECRETARY’
Chairman:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Vote of Thanks: SHEIKHA SHENDA AMERY KHAZAL
Location: THE CALEDONIAN CLUB
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 26th  February, 2008
Speaker: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ JACKSON GCB CBE DSO ADC
On: ‘A GENERAL’S REFLECTIONS’
Chairman:  THE LORD DYKES
Opening Discussion:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Vote of Thanks:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: THE NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Monday, 10th  December, 2007
Speaker: THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND CBE
On: ‘EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC RELATIONS’
Chairman:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Guest List Available

Monday 5th November 2007
Speakers: Congresswoman Sue Kelly  (Republican)
Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly  (Democrat)
On: AMERICA  AT  HOME  AND ABROAD
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  LORD MONTGOMERY
In Association: THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
 Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Thursday, 18th  October, 2007
Speaker: 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
                     → Formerly President of the E-AG
Location: THE SAVILE CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Monday, 2nd  October, 2007
Speaker: DAME ELIZA MANNINGHAM-BULLER
                → DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE SECURITY SERVICE
On: ‘REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM’ 
Chairman:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Location: THE ATHENAEUM CLUB
Guest List Available

Thursday, 20th  September, 2007
Speaker: ADMIRAL SIR MARK STANHOPE KCB OBE
                 → (To Be Shortly) Commander-In-Chief, Fleet, recently Deputy Supreme Allied Commander   
                                   Transformation (SACT) Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) for 
                     North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
On:   ‘ALLIED COMMAND TRANSFORMATION FOUR YEARS ON AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF NATO ON THE FUTURE.’
Chairman:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Vote of Thanks: LORD DYKES
Location: ROYAL OVERSEAS LEAGUE
Guest List Available

Monday, 21st  May, 2007
Speaker: HER EXCELLENCY GABRIELE MATZNER-HOLZER
                → The Ambassador of Austria
On:  ‘LOOKING BACK, AROUND AND AHEAD FROM THE CENTRE OF EUROPE’
Chairman:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Opening Discussion: PROFESSOR PETER BARTA
Vote of Thanks: LORD DYKES
Location: The ROYAL OVERSEAS LEAGUE, OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Thursday, 19th  April, 2007
Speaker: SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, GCB
On: ‘THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN WORLD SECURITY’
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Location: St. Ermin’s Hotel
Guest List Available
 

Thursday, 22nd  March, 2007
Speaker: SIR MAURICE SHOCK
On:  ‘ADVICE TO A PRIME MINISTER’
Chairman: SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: The NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 8th  March, 2007
Speaker: SIR CHRISTOPHER GENT
On: ‘US/EUROPEAN RELATIONS FROM A GOVERNANCE AND GLOBALISATION POINT OF VIEW’
Chairman,House of Commons:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman,Dinner-Debate:  LORD DYKES
Location One: PORTCULLIS HOUSE
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Friday 23rd  February, 2007
Speaker: MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK CORDINGLEY DSO DSC FRGS
On:  ‘AFGHANISTAN: THE USE OF FORCE’
Chairman:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Opening Discussion: PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Vote of Thanks: THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN CMG CBE
Location THE NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available


 Thursday, 1st  February, 2007
Speaker: HIS EXCELLENCY MR ROBERT TUTTLE
                → Ambassador of the United States of America
On:   ‘AMERICA’S NEW PERSPECTIVE’
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate: BARONESS HOOPER MG
Location One:  PORTCULLIS HOUSE
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

 
Thursday, 1st  February, 2007
Speaker: HIS EXCELLENCY MR ROBERT TUTTLE
                → Ambassador of the United States of America
On:   ‘AMERICA’S NEW PERSPECTIVE
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate: BARONESS HOOPER MG
Location One:  PORTCULLIS HOUSE
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Friday 23rd  February, 2007
Speaker: MAJOR GENERAL PATRICK CORDINGLEY DSO DSC FRGS
On:  ‘AFGHANISTAN: THE USE OF FORCE
Chairman:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Opening Discussion: PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Vote of Thanks: THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN CMG CBE
Location THE NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Tueday, 8th  March, 2007
Speaker: SIR CHRISTOPHER GENT
On: ‘US/EUROPEAN RELATIONS FROM A GOVERNANCE AND GLOBALISATION POINT OF VIEW
Chairman,House of Commons:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman,Dinner-Debate:  LORD DYKES
Location One: PORTCULLIS HOUSE
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Thursday, 22nd  March, 2007
Speaker: SIR MAURICE SHOCK
On:  ‘ADVICE TO A PRIME MINISTER
Chairman: SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: The NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Thursday, 19th  April, 2007
Speaker: SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, GCB
On: ‘THE FUTURE OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN WORLD SECURITY
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Location: St. Ermin’s Hotel
Guest List Available
 
Monday, 21st  May, 2007
Speaker: HER EXCELLENCY GABRIELE MATZNER-HOLZER
                → The Ambassador of Austria
On:  ‘LOOKING BACK, AROUND AND AHEAD FROM THE CENTRE OF EUROPE
Chairman:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Opening Discussion: PROFESSOR PETER BARTA
Vote of Thanks: LORD DYKES
Location: The ROYAL OVERSEAS LEAGUE, OVER-SEAS HOUSE
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Tuesday, 19 th  June, 2007
Function:’THE CASE FOR THE EU: 50 th  ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF THE FOUNDING OF THE EUROPEAN
COMMUNITY’
Proposing:: PROFESSOR STEPHEN HASELER
Opposing: DEREK SCOTT
Chairman:  THE LORD DYKES
Vote of Thanks:  THE BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location: THE SAVILE CLUB
Guest List Available
 
Thursday, 20th  September, 2007
Speaker: ADMIRAL SIR MARK STANHOPE KCB OBE
                 → (To Be Shortly) Commander-In-Chief, Fleet, recently Deputy Supreme Allied Commander   
                                   Transformation (SACT) Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (SACT) for 
                     North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
On:   ‘ALLIED COMMAND TRANSFORMATION FOUR YEARS ON AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF NATO ON THE FUTURE.’
Chairman:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Vote of Thanks: LORD DYKES
Location: ROYAL OVERSEAS LEAGUE
Guest List Available
 
Monday, 2nd  October, 2007
Speaker: DAME ELIZA MANNINGHAM-BULLER
                → DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE SECURITY SERVICE
On: ‘REFLECTIONS ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM‘ 
Chairman:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Location: THE ATHENAEUM CLUB
Guest List Available
 
Thursday, 18th  October, 2007
Speaker: 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
                     → Formerly President of the E-AG
Location: THE SAVILE CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Monday 5th November 2007
Speakers: Congresswoman Sue Kelly  (Republican)
Congresswoman Barbara Kennelly  (Democrat)
On: AMERICA  AT  HOME  AND ABROAD
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  LORD MONTGOMERY
In Association: THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
 Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Monday, 10th  December, 2007
Speaker: THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND CBE
On: ‘EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC RELATIONS’
Chairman:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: NEW CAVENDISH CLUB
Guest List Available
 
Tuesday, 26th  February, 2008
Speaker: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ JACKSON GCB CBE DSO ADC
On: ‘A GENERAL’S REFLECTIONS
Chairman:  THE LORD DYKES
Opening Discussion:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Vote of Thanks:  SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Location: THE NAVAL AND MILITARY CLUB
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Thursday, 6th  March, 2008
Speaker: THE RT. HON. MARGARET BECKETT, MP
On: ‘THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING FOREIGN SECRETARY
Chairman:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Vote of Thanks: SHEIKHA SHENDA AMERY KHAZAL
Location: THE CALEDONIAN CLUB
Guest List Available
 
Wednesday, 2nd  April, 2008
Speaker: PASHTUN PARAMOUNT CHIEF AJMAL KHAN ZAZAI
On: ‘AFGHANISTAN – A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE APPROACH
Chairman, House of Commons:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Sponsor, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Location: ROOM 10, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available
 
Thursday 24th  April 2008
Speakers: (1) THE LORD POWELL OF BAYSWATER, KCMG
                  → Recently Chairman of the China-Britain Business Council
                  (2) Her Excellency Mrs. FU YING
                  → Ambassador of China
On: ‘HOW CHINA IS TACKLING CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS INTERNATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
Chairman, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman, Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
House of Commons Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Opening Discussion:  LORD DYKES
Vote of Thanks:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location One: Committee Room 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Guest List Available
 
Wednesday 7th  May 2008
Speaker: GENERAL SIR  DAVID  RICHARDS, KCB CBE DSO
                 → COMMANDER-in-CHIEF, LAND COMMAND
On:   ‘THE ARMED FORCES: A PERSPECTIVE
Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  FRANK COOK, MP
Opening Debate:  VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, CMG
Vote of Thanks: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ JACKSON, GCB CBE DSO DL
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNAM DEAN
Opening Debate:  SIR JEFFREY JAMES KBE and CBE

Tuesday, 14th  November 2006.
Speakers: (1) THOMAS J. DOWNEY (DEMOCRAT)
                  (2) LOU FREY, JR. (REPUBLICAN)
On:   ‘AMERICA AFTER THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS’

Chairman of House of Commons Meeting:  GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  LORD DYKES
In Association: THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMEBERS OF CONGRESS
AND THE ECCLES CENTRE FOR AMERICAN STUDIES AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY.
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Thursday, 21st  September, 2006
Speaker: H.E. Mr YURY VIKTOROVICH FEDOTOV
                → The Russian Ambassador
On: ‘THE G-8 SUMMIT AND THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENCY’
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  LORD DYKES 
Vote of Thanks:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location: ST ERMIN’S HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Wednesday 5th  July 2006
Speaker: SIMON RAY
                 → British Director, EBRD
On: ‘MAKING POVERTY HISTORY: WHAT CAN BE DONE AND HOW THE EUROPEAN BANK OF
RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CAN HELP?’
Chairman:  THE BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Location: THE SAVILE CLUB
Guest List Available

Tuesday, 6th June, 2006
Speaker: LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBIN BRIMS CBE DSO
On: ‘IRAQ 2003-2005: AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE’
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Guest List Available

Wednesday 10th  May 2006
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. FRANK FIELD MP
Speaking on: ‘THE EUROPEAN PENSION DEBATE’
Chairman:  THE BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Location: CALEDONIAN CLUB
Guest List Available

Monday, 27th  March, 2006
Speaker: THERESA VILLIERS
→ SHADOW CHIEF SECRETARY OF THE
On: ‘THE ECONOMY’
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Vote of Thanks:  LORD DYKES
Location: ST ERMIN’S HOTEL

Monday, 21st February, 2006.
Speaker: GENERAL SIR GARRY JOHNSON, KCB, OBE, MC
On ‘SECURITY CHALLENGES POSED BY THE RUSSIAN NEAR-ABROAD’
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS, OBE
Opening Discussion:  SIR JEFFREY JAMES, KBE, and CMG
Vote of Thanks:  DAVID COLVIN, CMG
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
Guest List Available


Monday 30th  January 2006
Speaker: MR DAVID BLUNKETT MP 
On: ‘IS DEMOCRACY AND COUNTER-TERRORISM COMPATIBLE IN THE 21ST CETNURY?
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  BARONESS HOOPER CM

Vote of Thanks:  LORD DYKES
Location: ST ERMINE’S HOTEL
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Monday, 5th  December 2005
Speaker: DR. GEOFREY LEE WILLIAMS
                → Director, Institute of Economic and Political Studies, Cambridge
On: ‘INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: HOW IT CAN BE STOPPED!’
Chairman:  LORD DYKE
Vote of Thanks:  PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Location: THE CALEDONIAN CLUB
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Thursday, 17th  November, 2005
Speaker: THE BARONESS D’SOUZA OF WYCHWOOD
On: ‘THE RIGHT AID TO THE RIGHT PEOPLE AT THE RIGHT TIME!’
Chairman:  THE BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Opening Discussion:  THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
Vote of Thanks:  THE BARONESS WHITAKER
Location: THE HOUSE OF LORDS
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Tuesday, 8th  November, 2005
Speakers: (1) DR. MARTYN BOND
                  (2) SIR JEFFREY JAMES KBE CMG
                  (3) CHRISTOPHER RUNDLE, OBE
On: ‘IRAN, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EUROPEAN DIPLOMACY?’
Chairman,House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman,Dinner-Debate: LORD DYKES
Location One: THE GRAND COMMITTEE ROOM, THE HOUSE OF COMMONS;
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL 
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Monday, 17th  October, 2005
Speaker: CONGRESSMAN THADDEUS McCOTTER
On: ‘LOOKING EAST: AN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE’
On the panel at the ST. ERMINS:  MIKHAIL V. DEMURIN
Chairman:  LORD DYKES
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 4, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
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Tuesday, 5th  July, 2005
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. LORD RADICE
On: ‘EUROPE AFTER THE REFERENDUMS’
Chairman:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Location: THE OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE CLUB
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Wednesday, 21st  June, 2005
Speaker: HIS EMINENCE CARDINAL MURPHY O’CONNOR
                 → CARDINAL PRIEST OF SANTA MARIA SOPRA MINERVA,
                      AND ARCHBISHOP OF WESTMINSTER
On: ‘RELIGION AND POLITICS’   
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN CMG CBE
Opening Discussion: LORD AHMED OF ROTHERHAM
Vote of Thanks: PROFESSOR SIR BRYAN THWAITES
Location: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
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Wednesday, 24th  May, 2005.
Speaker: HIS EXCELLENCY M. GÉRARD ERRERA
                 → Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom
On:   ‘FRANCE ENGLAND AND EUROPE’
Chairman,House of Lords Meeting: COUNTESS OF LIMERICK CBE
Chairman,Dinner-Debate:  THE LORD GRANTCHESTER
Opening Discussion:  SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT.  HON. THE EARL JELLICOE, KBE DSO MC FRS
Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Location One:THE MOSES ROOM, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
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Tuesday, 19th  April, 2005
Speaker: SIR RONALD COHEN
On: ‘BEYOND CONFLICT – THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF PEACE ON THE PALESTINIAN PRIVATE SECTOR’
Chairman,House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Chairman,Dinner-Debate:  THE BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Sponsor,House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Opening Discussion: SIR PHIHLIP GOODHART
Vote of Thanks: SIR SIGMUND STEMBERG, OSTJ KCSG JP
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
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 Tuesday 8th March 2005.
Speaker: THE EARL OF ONSLOW
On: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE: THE WIG SETTLEMENT: THE NEED TO RE-INVENT IT’
Chairman, House of Lords: THE LORD DYKES
Chairman of Dinner-Debate:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks: CHRISTOPHER ARKELL, SIR JOHN OSBORN
Opening Discussion: RT. HON. LORD HOLME OF CHELTENHAM, CBE
Sponsor,House of Lords: THE BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 2, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: ST. ERMINS HOTEL
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 Wednesday, 1st  December, 2004
Speaker: THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOM RIFKIND KCMG QC
On: ‘WHEN BUSH COMES TO SHOVE: THE SECOND TERM’
Chairman: THE VISCOUNT MONTOMOERY OF ALAMEIN  CMG CBE
Location: St. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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 Wednesday, 10th  November, 2004
Speaker:s (1) PROFESSOR THE RT. HON. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS
                  (2) BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY
Speaking on: ‘THE TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP AFTER THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION’
Chairman: BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Opening Discussion: BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
Sponsor: BARONESS HOOPER, CMG
Location One: CHOLMONDELEY ROOM, THE HOUSE OF LORDS’ 
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Monday, 11th  October, 2004

Speakers: (1) HON. JACK W.  BUECHNER
             → PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
                  (2) HON. DENNIS M.  HERTEL
             → SECRETARY OF THE UNITED STATES ASSOCIATION OF FORMER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS     
On: ‘AMERICA: WHAT THE FUTURE SHOULD HOLD‘            
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Location: THE ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Friday, 1st  October, 2004
Speaker: DR. CHRIS WEST
                → DIRECTOR OF THE UK CLIMATE IMPACTS PROGRAMME
On: ‘CLIMATE RICKS: HOW TO MANAGE THEM’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Location: THE CAVALRY AND GUARDS CLUB
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Tuesday, 13th  July, 2004
Speaker: GISELA STUART MP
On: ‘THE EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion: THE LORD DAHRENDORF, KBE FBA
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday 28th  June 2004
Speaker: DIGBY JONES
                → DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE CONFEDERATION OF BRITISH INDUSTRY
On: ‘TRADE AND INDUSTRY: THE WAY FORWARD.’
Chairman: BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 14 th  April, 2004
Speaker: ADMIRAL THE LORD BOYCE GCB OBE DL
On: ‘THE CHALLENGES FACING UK ARMED FORCES
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG

Location: St. ERMIN’S HOTEL
Speech Transcript Available
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Friday, 30th  April, 2004
Speaker: PROFESSOR SIR BRYAN THWAITES
On: ‘HAS EDUCATION RUN INTO THE BUFFERS?
Chairman:  BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Vote of Thanks: SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Location: THE ATHENAEUM CLUB
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Friday, 21st  May, 2004
Speaker: GENERAL SIR JACK DEVERELL KCB OBE
                 → COMMANDER IN CHIEF ALLIED FORCES NORTH 2001-2004
On: ‘THE NEW CONECPITAL THINKING NEEDED IN THE MILITARY
Chairman: SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks: PROFESSOR SIR BRYAN THWAITES
Location: THE ATHENAEUM CLUB
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Tuesday, 22nd  June, 2004
Speaker: ADMIRAL SIR ALAN WEST GCB DSC ADC
                → FIRST SEA LORD AND CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF
In association with: THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Chairman: PROFESSOR ALAN LEE WILLIAMS OBE
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks: THE RT. HON. THE EARL JELLICOE KBE DSO MC FRS
In Association: THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
Location: ST JAMES’S COURT HOTEL
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Tuesday, 16th  March, 2004
Speaker: SIR CHRISTOPHER MEYER KCMG
On: ‘THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP: HOW SPECIAL?’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks: BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location: St. ERMIN’S HOTEL

Monday, 15th  December, 2003
Speaker: DR. WALTER SCHWIMMER
                → SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
On:  ‘THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE: THE WAY FORWARD’
Chairman, House of Lords: LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Chairman, Dinner-debate: BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location One: THE MOSES ROOM, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: THE CARLTON CLUB
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Monday 10th  December, 2003
Speaker: MR. BING WEST
On:   ‘MILITARY ASPECTS OF THE RECENT IRAQ CONFLICT’
Chairman: BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location One: MOSES ROOM, HOUSE OF LORDS
Location Two: CARLTON CLUB
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Thursday , 20th  November, 2003
Speaker: H.R.H. PRINCE HASSAN OF JORDAN
Chairman, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Chairman, Dinner-Debate: BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Opening Discussion (Dinner-Debate): SIR MICHAEL BURTON  KCVO, and CMG
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday, 10th November, 2003
Speaker: BARONESS SYMONS OF VERNHAM DEAN
On: ‘THE MIDDLE EAST’
Chairman:   LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday 22nd  July 2003
Speaker: THE RIGHT HON. THE LORD SLYNN OF HADLEY
On: ‘LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE DRAFT EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION’ 

Chairman:   BARONESS HOOPER CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
Sponsors: JANET AND PETER BOULTING
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Wednesday, 25th  June, 2003
Speaker: SIR DAVID LOGAN KCM
On: ‘TURKEY FUTURE: CONSEQUENCES OF THE IRAQ WAR’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion: H.E. MR AKIN ALPTUNA
                                    → Turkish Ambassador
Vote of Thanks: SIR ELDON GRIFFITHS
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Wednesday, 7th  May, 2003
Speaker: THE RIGHT REVEREND & RIGHT HONOURABLE RICHARD CHARTRES
                 → THE LORD BISHOP OF LONDON
On:   ‘FAITH AND CONFLICT IN NEW EUROPE’
Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion: SHEIKH DR ZAKI BADAWI
Vote of Thanks:  THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, CMG CBE
ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Thursday, 3rd  April, 2003
Speaker: SIR EMYR JONES PARRY KCMG
                → UK Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council
On:   ‘NATO POST PRAGUE’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion: GENERAL SIR GARRY JOHNSON KCB OBE MC
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 11th  March, 2003
Speaker: THE RT. HON. MICHAEL HOWARD QC MP
On:   ‘EUROPE AND AMERICA:  FRICTION OR FRACTURE?’
Chairman:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Opening Discussion:  THE LORD RENWICK OF CLIFTON KCMG
Vote of Thanks: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 12th  February, 2003
Speaker: ADMIRAL IAN FORBES CBE
                → SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER ATLANTIC
On:  ‘WHITHER NATO’s ALLIED COMMAND ATLANTIC?’
In Association: THE PILGRIMS
Chairman, House Of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Chairman, Dinner-Debate: ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD GCB
Location One: GRAND COMMITTEE ROOM, HOUSE OF COMMONS;
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday, 16th  December, 2002
Speaker: H. E. Dr. STANISLAW KOMOROWSKI
                → THE AMBASSAFOR OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
On: ‘POLAND AND THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE EU’

Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO, CMG
Opening Discussion:  SIR JOHN BIRCH KCMG
Vote of Thanks:  THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 29th  October, 2002
THE ASSOCIATION OF FORMER U.S. CONGRESSMEN 
         WITH THE PILGRIMS                
On:   ‘SOLUTIONS TO GLOBAL ILLS’
Chairmen: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP and THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 14, THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Location Two:  ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
Sponsored by: GKN PLC
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Monday, 14th  October, 2002
Speaker: RT. HON.. MICHAEL ANCRAM, DL QC MP
                 → SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY
On: ‘BEING TRUE TO OUR FRIENDS’
Chairman: THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Location: ST ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday 15th  July, 2002
Speaker: H. E. THE HONOURABLE WILLIAM S. FARISH
                → THE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
On: ‘THE TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONSHIP TODAY’
Chairman: THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Opening Discussion: SIR PHILIP GOODHART
Vote of Thanks:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday 17th  June, 2002
Speaker: H. E. MONSIEUR DANIEL BERNARD, CMG, and CBE
                → THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR
On: ‘FRANCE AND THE UK IN THE EUROPEAN-ATLANTIC CONTEXT’
Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks:  THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 22nd  May, 2002
Speakers: (1) Mr AFIF SAFIEH,
                   → THE PALESTINIAN GENERAL DELEGATE TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
                  (2) THE LORD JANNER OF BRAUNSTONE, QC
On: ‘IS THERE HOPE FOR A MIDDLE EAST PEACE?’
Chairman:   SIR MICHEAL BURTON KCVO and CMG                            
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 16th  April, 2002
Speaker: GENERAL JOSEPH W.  RALSTON
                 → SUPREME ALLIED COMMANDER EUROPE
                      AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF US EUROPEAN COMMANDOn: ‘US EUROPEAN COMMAND CHALLENGES’
Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVQ CMG
Opening Discussion: SIR NEVILLE TROTTER
Vote of Thanks:  THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN CMG CBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’s HOTEL
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Monday, 25th  March, 2002
Speaker: SIR DAVID GOODALL GCMG
                → FORMERLY HIGH COMMISSONER TO INDIA
On: ‘INDIA AND PAKISTAN:  FLASHPOINT KASHMIR’
Chairman: SIR MICHAEL BURTON KCVO CMG
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’s HOTEL
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Monday, 18th  February, 2002
Speaker: THE  Rt.  Hon. NEIL KINNOCK
               –>VICE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
On:  ‘THE EURO IN RELATION TO THE EUROPEAN MOVEMENT’
Chairman: THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Opening Discussion: SIR PETER PETRIE, CMG, Bt
Vote of Thanks: Mr HUGH DYKES
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Thursday 17th  January, 2002
Speaker: GENERAL THE LORD GUTHRIE OF CRAIGIEBANK, GCB, LVO, OBE
On: ‘DEFENCE AND SECURITY:  THE FUTURE THREAT’
Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, CMG
Opening Discussion: SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN GCB
Vote of Thanks: THE RT. HON. THE EARLING OF LIMERICK, KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 12th  December, 2001
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. PETER HAIN, MP
                 → Minister for Europe   
On: ‘THE EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO TERRORISM’
Chairman:   SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, CMG
Opening Discussion: AMBASSADOR WILLIAM MIDDENDORF II
                                     → Former US Ambassador to EU
Vote of Thanks: THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Location: ST. JAMES’ COURT HOTEL 
Speech Transcript Available
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Thursday, 22nd  November, 2001
Speaker: PROFESSOR LAWRENCE FREEDMAN, CBE,
On: ‘INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM’
Chairman:   ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD, GCB
Opening Discussion:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT.  HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Thursday, 18th  October, 2001
Speaker: H. E. Mr MA ZHENGANG
                → Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China
On: ‘CHINA AND THE WEST’
Chairman,House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman, Dinner-Discussion: THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Vote of Thanks:  FRANK COOK, MP
Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Location One:  ROOM 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS;
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Thursday, 19th  July, 2001
Speaker: the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Lord Russell-Johnston
On: ‘THE FUTURE OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE’
Location: ST ERMIN’S HOTEL

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Wednesday 27th  June, 2001
Speaker: H. E.  Dr HANS-FRIEDRICH VON PLOETZ
                → AMBASSADOR OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY
On: ‘GERMANY, BRITAIN AND EUROPE:  WHAT MATTERS IS THE FUTURE’
Chairman:  THE RT.  HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE 
Opening Discussion:  THE LORD WATSON OF RICHMOND, CBE
Vote of Thanks:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Thursday 24th May, 2001
Speaker: H.E. Mr GRIGORY B.  KARASIN
                 → Ambassador of the Russian Federation
On: ‘RUSSIA AND EUROPE’
Chairman:   THE RT.  HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE  
Opening Discussion:  Dr IAIN ELLIOT,
Vote of Thanks:  SIR ANDREW WOOD, GCMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday, 23rd  April, 2001
Speaker: PROFESSOR ROBERT WORCESTER
               
→ MORI / L.S.E.
On: ‘IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION’
Chairman:   THE RT.  HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE  
Vote of Thanks:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO and CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Monday, 23rd  April, 2001
Speaker: PROFESSOR ROBERT WORCESTER
               
→ MORI / L.S.E.
On: ‘IMPLICATIONS FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION’
Chairman:   THE RT.  HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE  
Vote of Thanks:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO and CMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Friday, 23rd  March, 2001
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. LORD ROBERTSON OF PORT ELLEN, PC
                → NATO Secretary-General
On: ‘DEVELOPMENTS IN NATO’
Chairman: THE VISCOUNT MONTOMERY OF ALAMEIN, CMG and CBE
Opening Discussion:  MR HUGH DYKES
Vote of Thanks:  ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD, KBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 28th  February, 2001
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. DONALD C.  McKINNON
                → Commonwealth Secretary-General
On:  ‘TOMORROW’S COMMONWEALTH’
Chairman: THE RT.  HON. THE   EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE

Opening Discussion:  THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Vote of Thanks:  SIR PETER MARSHALL, KCMG
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 30th  January, 2001
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. IAIN DUNCAN SMITH, MP
                 → SHADOW SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE
On: ‘DEFENSE: ON NATO AND THE EUROPEAN UNION’
Chairman: THE RT.  HON. THE  EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Opening Discussion:  THE RT.  HON. LORD CHALFONT, OBE, MC
Vote of Thanks:  THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Location: HILTON ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 20th  December, 2000
Speaker: GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ROSE, KCB, CBE, DSO, and QGM
On: ‘THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBAL PEACEKEEPING’
Chairman, Dinner-Discussion:  THE RT. HON. THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Opening Discussion:  SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN, KCB
Vote of Thanks: THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday, 22nd  November, 2000
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. THE LORD OWEN, CH
On: ‘THE FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE EURO’
Chairman: THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Opening Discussion:  Mr PETER PRICE, Hon MEP
Vote of Thanks:  THE RT.  HON. THE   EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Location: HILTON HOTEL
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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 Monday 30th  October, 2000
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. FRANCIS MAUDE, MP
                 → SHADOW FOREIGN SECRETARY
On:  ‘CURRENT FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES’
Chairman:  THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Opening Discussion:  ADMIRAL OF THE FLEET SIR JULIAN OSWALD, GCB
Vote of Thanks:  SIR MICHAEL BURTON, KCVO, and CMG
Location: HILTON ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday 12th  July, 2000
Speaker: PRESIDENT VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS
                → PRESIDENT OF THE LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT
                    AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF LITHUANIA
On: ‘SECURITY PROBLEMS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE’
Chairman,House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman,Dinner-Discussion: THE LORD DAHRENDORF, KBE, FBA
Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Location One: HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Wednesday 21st  June, 2000
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. KEITH VAZ, MP
                →MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AND COMMONWEALTH AFFAIRS
                    AND MINISTER OF EUROPE
On:  ‘CURRENT ISSUES IN EUROPE
Chairman:  THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL

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Tuesday, 2nd  May, 2000
Speaker: SIR KIERAN PRENDERGAST
         → UNDER-CECRETARY-GENERAL FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK
On: ‘THE ROLE OF THE UN IN CONFLICT PREVENTION’
Chairman, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman, Dinner-Discussion: LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Location One: HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 4th  April, 2000
Speaker: THE RT.  HON. GEOFFREY HOON, MP
                 → Secretary of State for Defence
On:  ‘EUROPEAN DEFENCE’
Chairman:  THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, CBE
Location: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
Sponsor: GKN PLC
 
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Thursday, 23rd  March, 2000
Speaker:   SIR BRIAN UNWIN, KCB
                  → Hon. President, European Investment Bank
On:  ‘A VIEW FROM THE HEART OF EUROPE:  SEVEN YEARS AT THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK
Chairman, House of Commons: FRANK COOK, Esq., and MP
Chairman,Dinner-Discussion:  THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Sponsor: FRANK COOK, Esq., and MP
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 10, HOUSE OF COMMONS;
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
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Tuesday, 29th  February, 2000
Speaker:   THE   RT.  HON. MENZIES CAMPBELL, CBE, QC, MP
                   → Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Europe
On: ‘FOREIGN POLICY
Chairman:  THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Opening Discussion: SIR TIMOTHY GARDEN, KCB
Vote Of Thanks: THE RT. THE EARL OF LIMERICK KBE
Location: ST ERMIN’S HOTEL
Guest List Available

Monday, 31st  January, 2000
Speaker:   H.E. Mr PERTTI SALOLAINEN
                  → The Ambassador of Finland
On:  ‘The Results of the Finnish Presidency of the E. U.
Chairman, House of Commons: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN, MP
Chairman, Dinner-Discussion:  THE EARL OF LIMERICK, KBE
Sponsor: GEOFFREY CLIFTON BROWN MP
Vote of Thanks: THE LORD JUDD OF PORTSEA
Location One: COMMITTEE ROOM 14, HOUSE OF COMMONS
Location Two: ST. ERMIN’S HOTEL
Sponsored by: GKN PLC
Speech Transcript Available
Guest List Available

Past Events 1990’s
 
Speaker: Sir Kieran Prendergast
Under-Secretary-General for Political
Affairs, United Nations