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Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture – Sir Christopher Frayling

October 6, 2011

Following the Footprints

The 2011 Richard Lancelyn Green Lecture will be held on Thursday 6th October 2011 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. www.savageclub.com

Members and their guests may opt to attend the meeting only at £8.50, or to dine beforehand at a cost of £35.50 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 Steak and Ale Pie, Chocolate Cup with Coffee Mousse and Tia Maria Sauce 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.

Our speaker this year is Sir Christopher Frayling, until recently Rector of the Royal College of Art and Chairman of the Arts Council of England. An historian, a critic and an award-winning broadcaster on network radio and television, he has published eighteen books on the arts and popular culture – his most recent being Horace Walpole’s Cat and On Craftsmanship. His television series include The Face of Tutankhamun and Strange Landscape (on BBC2) and Nightmare – the birth of horror (on BBC1), which included an episode on the writing of The Hound of the Baskervilles and an accompanying book: this led to his annotated edition of The Hound for Penguin. Christopher’s other roles in the arts include chairing the Royal Mint Design Committee (coins), the longest Trusteeship in the history of the Victoria and Albert Museum and membership of the Governors of the British Film Institute. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Cultural History at the Royal College of Art, a Fellow of Churchill College Cambridge and an 1851 Commissioner. In 2000, he was knighted for “services to art education”. Last year, he was inducted as a BSI in New York under the name “Vernet”.

“Following the footprints…” is an illustrated lecture about that gigantic hound and matters arising.

Applications should be sent to arrive not later than Thursday 29th 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.

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October 6, 2011


National Liberal Club
Whitehall Place
London, SW1 United Kingdom
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