Myddelton Lunch

Trinity House

Thursday 25 January 2024

Members of the Company together with their partners, colleagues and friends are cordially invited to attend the Myddelton Lunch for the 24th anniversary of the grant of Livery to our Company.

The guest speaker will be

Tony Juniper CBE

Chair of Natural England.

Each year we celebrate the granting of Livery in the year 2000 and the life of Sir Hugh Myddelton with a Service of Re-dedication followed by Lunch.  Everyone is invited to the Service at 11.00 (at which the Company Cross is re-dedicated) led by the Company’s Chaplain, the Revd Katherine Hedderly, Vicar, at All Hallows by the Tower.

Following the Service, the Company will then process to Trinity House for the Myddelton Lunch.  Reception drinks will be served from 12.00 to 12.25 followed by Lunch and the traditional offering of the Stirrup Cup.

Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the Postgraduate Student Dissertation Prize Winners, thanks to the Water Conservation Trust.

Places may be reserved by e-mailing Christine Duthie via giving names of those attending, any dietary requirements and any seating preferences.  Cost is £120 per head and you will be provided with banking details for payment when your reservation is acknowledged. Closing date Tuesday 9 January 2024.

Our Speaker

Tony Juniper CBE is Chair of the official nature conservation agency Natural England. Before taking up this role in April 2019 he was the Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK, a Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and President of the Wildlife Trusts. Until January 2018 he was an independent sustainability and environment advisor, including as Special Advisor with The Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.

Tony speaks and writes widely on conservation and sustainability themes and is the author of many books, including the multi-award winning bestseller ‘What has Nature ever done for us?’ published in 2013. Tony began his career as an ornithologist, working with Birdlife International. From 1990 he worked at Friends of the Earth, initially leading the campaign for the tropical rainforests, and from 2003–2008 was the organisation’s executive director. From 2000–2008 he was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International.

Tony was the first recipient of the Charles and Miriam Rothschild Medal (2009) and was awarded honorary Doctor of Science degrees from the Universities of Bristol and Plymouth (2013). The Ladybird Guide to Climate Change, which Tony co-authored with HRH The Prince of Wales and Emily Shuckburgh, was published in January 2017. In 2017 he was appointed a CBE.

Trinity House

Trinity House, headquarters for the Lighthouse service, was built in 1796. It has a unique and elegant suite of rooms in a tranquil city location overlooking Trinity Square and the Tower of London. The present building was designed and constructed at the end of the 18th century and, in contrast to the Livery Halls more commonly associated with the City of London, has the look and feel of an elegant private residence. Furthermore, Trinity House reports not to the Lord Mayor of London, as the City Livery Companies do, but to the Sovereign.

Trinity House

Tower Hill

London, EC3N 4DH

Tel: 0207 481 6900

All Hallows by the Tower

Byward Street

London, EC3R 5BJ

Tel: 020 7481 2928

Nearest Tube Station for both venues is Tower Hill which is on the District and Circle Lines.