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The 695th Lord Mayor’s Lectures: The Thames Barrier – Immediate Future or Long Past?

This was a super presentation by the Water Conservators’ Thames Warden, Professor Carolyn Roberts.  She pointed out that many people in London are living in a floodplain and flooding is a matter of probability: it does and will happen. Issues include the length of warning time, and time of day…...

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The Worshipful Company of World Traders, International Women’s Day Celebration, Goodenough College

Immediate Past Master Mike Shapiro and his Consort Jill organised an event at Goodenough College to mark International Women’s Day, on the evening beforehand.  The theme was unrecognised and invisible women throughout history. The college, on Mecklenburgh Square in Camden, is a beautiful building, providing accommodation for postgraduate students, some…...

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Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers, Vintners’ Hall

The Company are also generous in support for members of the armed services and during the evening winners from each of the sections supported by the Company were presented with their prizes. The Company trace their origins back to an Act of Parliament in 1654 but they are a modern…...

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Mistress Actuary’s Lunch in support of Treloar’s, Guildhall

Susan Jagelman organised a Consorts’ Lunch in support of Treloar’s, with guest speaker Nicola Doran, Treloar’s Livery Relationship Manager.  Participants were mostly current Consorts, but included the Immediate Past Actuaries Consort Sandra Jones, Clerk Alex Hayward and Master Rodney Jagelman. Enabling education for disabled young people In 2023 the Livery…...

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Imperial

One of the pleasures of being involved with the Company and with the Water Conservation Trust is the opportunity to meet the students whom the Trust supports.  Past Master Peter Hall and Court Assistant Trevor Harrington went with me to Imperial. It has recently dropped College and London from its…...

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City of London Guides, Derek Melluish Lecture, Church of St Lawrence Jewry, Guildhall Yard

Not only is the City of London a great business centre, it is also a great tourist centre. Our visitors are helped to appreciate our city by a large network of city guides. The City of London Guide Lecturers Association, whose members give walks in the City and lecture on…...

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Worshipful Company of Plaisterers, Sapphire Charity Dinner Dance, Plaisterers’ Hall

Sometimes raising money for charity is hard work and time-consuming.  This was not one of those occasions!  Courtesy of the Plaisterers’ Livery Company, Masters and Company members and guests gathered in the Plaisterers’ Hall for a super evening of good food and fellowship to raise money for the Plaisterer’s Charitable…...

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37th Annual Tacitus Lecture Worshipful Company of World Traders

The Tacitus Lecture is named after the Roman Senator and orator Publius Cornelius Tacitus who described Londinium as “a town of the highest repute and a busy emporium for trade and traders”. This year’s speaker was John Browne, the Lord Browne of Madingley.  Lord Browne is Chairman of Beyond NetZero,…...

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Discussion Dinner with Sir John Armitt at the Oxford and Cambridge Club

Visiting Masters, members of the Company and guests joined together for a super dinner with Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE.  Sir John is well known as the Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission.  He also has considerable experience of managing large businesses and infrastructure projects as Chairman of John…...

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Mistress Paviors’ Luncheon at Watermen’s Hall

To mark the impending conclusion of her period in office, and, as we were later to discover, her birthday, Lizette May, Mistress Pavior, invited a cross-section of friends from the Consorts, the Worshipful Company of Paviors, and the Professional Ladies’ Club to a delightful lunch, held at the Watermen’s Hall.…...

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