Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture - Bartitsu
SOME KNOWLEDGE OF BARITSU.
HOLMES AND THE MARTIAL ARTS
The 2012 Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture will be held on Thursday 4th October 2012 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 £9.00, or to dine beforehand at a cost of £37.00 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 Beef, Venison and Red Wine Pie, Orange
Crème Caramel with Cointreau Oranges followed by 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 in the Smoking Room on the first floor of the building from 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, also on the first floor
and will be followed by the meeting itself from around 8pm.
Appropriately, coming just after the Society's 2012 visit to Switzerland, our evening honours the now virtually forgotten man whose work and ideas almost
certainly saved the life of Sherlock Holmes at the Fall of the Reichenbach, E. W. Barton-Wright. Our speaker is James Marwood - self defence and Bartitsu
instructor as well as management consultant. He teaches regularly in Kent, at events around Europe and also holds regular self defence seminars aimed at
those without any experience in martial arts at places such as Oxford University, University College London and the Université de Bourgogne. James is
a keen student of historical fighting systems, from both Europe and the Far East and is particularly interested in the practical applications of fighting
systems - how the theory can be applied in the real world. To this end he is working, with the Bartitsu Society, to recreate and extend the unique cultural
and martial experiment that allowed Holmes finally to triumph over Moriarty.
Applications should be sent to arrive not later than Thursday 28th September.
Dress is smart casual and gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket and tie. As in most London clubs, tee-shirts and trainers are not acceptable. This is not
our rule and we must comply with the club's.
Anyone attending a Society function for the first time should bring along and display their yellow cards of introduction, so that we can identify them and
introduce them to our members. They should also note that applications are not normally acknowledged nor are tickets sent. We look forward to seeing
everyone on the night. If an acknowledgement is required, please provide an e-mail address or a stamped, addressed envelope with your application.
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