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Annual General Meeting and Unbelievable Truth
May 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by a Holmesian version of Unbelievable Truth, the BBC Game show in which panelists compete to see how many nuggets of truth they are able to hide amongst their lies.
The Society’s AGM will be held at The Savage Club, housed in the premises of 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 £42.50 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 Duck with Sage & Onion Stuffing and Apple Sauce followed by White Chocolate, Bourbon and Raspberry Cheesecake, 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 another first for the Society: a panel game entitled ELIMINATE THE IMPOSSIBLE – THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH. Eminent Society members take part in a Holmesian version of the popular Radio 4 game The Unbelievable Truth Players will each have been given a subject on which they have written a short and witty lecture – which must be all lies, apart from five truths which they shall attempt to smuggle past their opponents. Each player scores between 1 and 5 points depending on how many truths he/she successfully gets past the others. During each lecture, players score points if truths are correctly spotted – and lost if they are in error. The winner is the person who has scored the most points at the end of the hilarious contest.
Nothing could be clearer. The lecture subjects will be suitably Canonical, or connected in other ways to the worlds of Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle. Roger Johnson and Nick Utechin will be in the Chair(s) and will be regarded as Judge and Jury on all contentious matters!
- Meet at the Savage Club, 1 Whitehall Place, London SW1 from 6pm onwards: nearest tube Embankment
- Charge for those opting to dine beforehand: £42.50 US$85.00
- There is no charge for attending just the AGM and The Unbelievable Truth