Events Calendar 2020 / 2021

To RSVP and for further details please contact events@orientalclub.org.uk 


Thursday 30th April, 6pm - Q&A with Club Secretary - Matthew Rivett.  Hosted by Club Chairman - John Martin.
Tuesday 5th May, 6pm - Coronavirus Q&A with Club Medical Officer - Dr Andrew McIver
 Friday 8th May, 6pm - VE Day Talk by Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Vesey-Holt MBE - The Road to the 8th May 1945 and Victory in Europe – The British Battle for Germany 1945
Thursday 14th May, 6.30pm - Hayward Bros. Wine Tasting (case to be purchased in advance) 
Tuesday 19th May, 6pm - Coronavirus Q&A with Club Medical Officer - Dr Andrew McIver
Tuesday 26th May, 6pm - An Audience with Classical Soprano - Lauren Fagan
Thursday 28th May, 6pm - Around the World in 80 Cigars with Nick Hammond
Friday 29th May, 6pm - An Evening of Requests with Singer-Songwriter - Peter O'Donnell
Wednesday 3rd June, 6.30pm - 'Legends of the Grape' Wine Tasting with Trevor Gulliver of St. JOHN
Thursday 4th June, 6pm - 'Coronavirus and Conspiracy Theories' Talk by Dan Kaszeta
Tuesday 9th June, 6pm - Curry Society Evening with Mike Jones
Thursday 11th June, 6pm - 'The Falklands War 1982 - A Reminiscence' - Giles Orpen-Smellie
Tuesday 16th June, 6pm - Coronavirus Q&A with Club Medical Officer - Dr Andrew McIver
Thursday 18th June, 6pm - Hidden Treasures Talk with Club Librarian - Laurence Singlehurst
Thursday 25th June, 6.30pm -  Montrachet Fine Wines On-line Tasting
Wednesday 8th July, 6.30pm - Hayward Bros. On-line Wine Tasting
Thursday 16th July, 6pm - Talk by Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Vesey-Holt MBE - The Road to Victory in Europe - From Normandy to Germany - June to December 1944
Monday 20th July, 6pm - Hidden Treasures II with Laurence Singlehurst
Wednesday 22nd July, 6pm - 'Masters of Modern Indian Art' - Georgina Bexon
Thursday 23rd July, 6pm - Coronavirus Q&A with Club CMO - Dr Andrew McIver
Wednesday 5th August, 6.30pm - Ellis Wines Tasting - Four Wines For Summer Drinking
Thursday 13th August, 6pm - Dan Kaszeta Talk - The Nerve Agent Attack in Salisbury: What Do We Know? 
Monday 7th September, 7.00pm - Hamilton-Russell Cup Chess 14th Annual Dinner 
Friday 11th  September, 12.30pm - Nationwide Curry Lunch
Monday 14th September, 7.00pm - Music Society Recital - Callum Smart, violin and Richard Uttley, piano (For Members attending the recital there will a special charge of £50.00 per bedroom on Sunday 13th and Monday 14th September, accommodation only)
Tuesday 15th September, 6.00pm - Coronavirus Q &A with the Club's Chief Medical Officer - Dr Andrew McIver MB CHB (HONS.) MRCGP
Monday 21st September, 6.00pm - On-line 'Family of the Raj' Book Talk with John Morton 
Monday 28th September, 6.00pm - On-line Hidden Treasures III with Club Honorary Librarian - Laurence Singlehurst
Thursday 15th October, 6.00pm – On-line Clubland's Hidden Treasures with Reverend Sam Aldred - H
Wednesday 21st October, 6.30pm – On-line Hong Kong Society Lecture: Gurkha Odyssey by Sir Peter Duffell, KCB CBE MC, Commander of the British Forces in Hong Kong 1989 - H
Monday 26th October, 6.00pm – On-line Art Talk with Georgina Bexon -‘Land of the Monkey God, the Art & Architecture of Sri-Lanka'
Wednesday 4th November, 6.00pm – On-line Coronavirus Q&A & Mental Health with CMO Dr McIver & Dr Pereira
Wednesday 11th November, 6.00pm – On-line Talk “Fakes & Forgeries in Antique Silver” with Club Member – Jonathan Stone 
Tuesday 17th November, 6.00pm – On-line Talk 'The Journey to What3words with Co-Founder Jack Waley-Cohen'
Thursday 19th November, 6.30pm  – On-line Chinese Wine Tasting with Panda Fine Wines
Tuesday 24th November, 6.00pm  – On-line Talk on the Covid-19 Vaccine with Professor Sir John Bell, GBE, FRS, FMedSci, FREng, Regius Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford 
Monday 30th November, 7.00pm – Music Society Recital & Dinner with Steven Isserlis  Cello Pianist 
Sunday 6th December, 12.30pm – Family Christmas Lunch - Postponed
Monday 7th December, 7.00pm – Music Society Recital & Dinner - Jon Carnac, Clarinet  Annette Wardell, Soprano Sophia Rahman, Piano - Postponed
Thursday 10th December, 6.30pm – Virtual Christmas Cocktail Party
Thursday 17th December, 6.30pm - On-line Cigar and Gin Tasting with Nick Hammond
Thursday 17th December, 1.00pm – Turkey Curry Lunch - Postponed
Tuesday 22nd December, 11.00am – Bridge Society Christmas Lunch  - Postponed

2021

Tuesday 12th January, 6.00pm - On-line Talk 'One Hundred and Fifty Years of Design in English Silver (1680 - 1830)' with Jonathan Stone & Gareth Harris
Wednesday 20th January, 6.00pm - On-line Talk with Major Eric Mecredy MC and Croix de Guerre and The Long Hard Road to Victory of the Tank Corps in the First World War - by Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Vesey-Holt MBE 
Thursday 21st January, 6.00pm - The Confrérie du Sabre d'Or & Oriental Club Express
Wednesday 3rd February, 6.00pm - On-line Talk with Robert Swan, OBE, FRGS - Polar Pioneer, First Person to Walk to the North and South Poles