London Dinner

St Anselm Hall Association

For a number of years the London Dinner was held in the Hughes Parry Hall at the University of London. More recently it has changed to the Savile Club and then the Travellers Club. This is a less formal occasion than the annual reunion and aimed at all those based in or near the capital, whether recent graduates in their first jobs, or more established Anselmians.

There is a specific mailing list for this event; if you have slipped through the net and would like to be added to the list, please write to the Association via the Hall. The mailing list has recently been dramatically updated, and we do therefore expect to have larger gatherings than in recent years; do come along and enjoy yourself!

London Dinner 2021, Friday 12th November

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Once again, we have great pleasure in inviting you to the annual LONDON DINNER for Old Members of St Anselm Hall and a tradition stretching back to 1932. The arrangements are:

Friday 12th November, 2021; from 6.30pm at

The RAF Club, Piccadilly, London W1J 7PY

(Nearest tube stations: Green Park and Hyde Park Corner; limited parking nearby)

Schedule
18.30   Assemble in Churchill Bar
19.15    A few words from out evening host (Rick Holt) followed by invitation into
19:20   3-course set many dinner in The Sovereign Room followed by coffee and petits fours. After dinner update on life in hall from a member of the University staff,
22:00    Adjourn to the Churchill Bar
23:00    Carriages

This popular event brings together friends both old and new alike for an update on the hall and its activities. It’s also a chance to see inside the RAF Club, a private members’ club dating back to 1918 when the first Lord Cowdray made a gift to provide a permanent building to house the Royal Air Force Club. The Piccadilly frontage was originally the Ladies’ Lyceum Club and was built in the 1800s, whilst the rear half, facing Old Park Lane, was stables. Between 1919 and 1921 extensive reconstruction took place, largely financed by Lord Cowdray.. The Club’s dress code is jacket and tie for gentlemen and dress or trousers and smart top for ladies. As always, spouses, partners and guests are very welcome.

The cost is £65 per person to cover a 3-course set menu dinner in The Sovereign Room; cash bar also available.

Support Current Students

In recent years, we have invited current students to attend (space permitting), to give guests a first-hand impression of the Hall today and to network among Association members. This has been much appreciated by all and we encourage some support through a voluntary additional donation to help cover the costs of those places. We deliberately keep the cost of this event as low as we can.

We enjoy hearing from Old Anselmians, and we look forward to seeing you at one of the reunions in the near future.

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The Clerk to the St. Anselm Hall Association,
St. Anselm Hall,
Kent Road East, Victoria Park,
Manchester, M14 5BX.

Email: clerk@slems.org.uk

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