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Annual General Meeting 2017 and “Pub Quiz”
May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Society’s AGM will be held at The National Liberal Club at 1, Whitehall Place, London, SW1, at 6.00 for 6.45pm. The National Liberal Club is located on the corner of Whitehall Place and the Victoria Embankment, not far from Embankment Underground Station, and also conveniently placed for Charing Cross main line station. It is usually possible to find a parking space in the vicinity at this time in the evening – although you may have to pay the congestion charge. http://www.savageclub.com/
Members and their guests may opt to attend the meeting only at no charge, or to dine beforehand at a cost of £46.50 per head. This includes VAT and service but not drinks, which must be paid for on the day. For those who choose to dine, the meal will comprise Roast Loin of Pork with Crackling and Apple Sauce followed by Classic Lemon Tart with Raspberry Coulis, Coffee and Mints. A vegetarian or fish alternative main course may be ordered in advance – please specify if you want this on the application form.
A cash bar will be open either in the Savage Club Room on the ground floor or in the Smoking Room on the first floor 6.00pm. After the meeting, members may use the National Liberal Club bar. Dinner will be served promptly at 6.45pm in the David Lloyd George Room on the first floor and will be followed by the AGM, from around 8pm. We anticipate that the meeting will finish around 9.45pm, though many members stay on to chat.
After the formal business of the evening we present:-
“Might I ask you a question or two?”
Members and guests will be invited to form teams to take part in a quiz. In the style of pub quizzes, teams will compete against each other over five rounds of ten questions each, covering the nine books of the Canon and a few extra-canonical topics. Nick Utechin will ask the questions and attempt to keep order and to ensure fairness, Ashley Mayo will keep score – and there will be prizes for the winning team. This is your chance to prove whether you’re a Holmes, a Watson, or an Athelney Jones! (Listen out too for questions that depend on wordplay. They’ll make you think – and possibly groan – but they are just for fun, and they won’t count towards your score.)
- Meet at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1 from 6pm onwards; nearest tube Embankment
- Charge for those opting to dine beforehand: £46.50 US$93.00
- There is no charge for attending just the AGM and meeting