Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church

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Burns Night

with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

Celebrate Burns Night with Saint Thomas Church

Enjoy a reception with wine and delicious hors d’oeuvres followed by a traditional Scottish dinner with great Scottish music and dancing.

Festive Scottish dress encouraged.

Tickets | $75 per person
Tables of 10 | $700

Please note that all reservations and cancellations must be made by noon on Monday, January 21.


Presented by Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue

 
 

For more information, please contact Ann Hall Kaplan at akaplan@SaintThomasChurch.org.

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ESU Talk: Shakespeare the family man?
Jan
28
6:30 PM18:30

ESU Talk: Shakespeare the family man?

 
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William Shakespeare was a son, a husband, a father, an actor, a poet, a dramatist, a collaborator…and a businessman. Darren Freebury-Jones explores Shakespeare’s legacy by charting his life in a largely chronological arrangement, from birth to death in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Simon Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry

Darren Freebury-Jones is a lecturer in Shakespeare Studies at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon. He has taught at the Shakespeare Centre in the TLab program for The English-Speaking Union. His 2016 doctoral thesis examined Thomas Kyd’s influence on Shakespeare’s early work.


Presented by the English Speaking Union of New York

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive ESU Member price — $5 OFF!

For more information, please contact Ed Mohylowski at newyork@esuus.org or 212-818-1200, ext. 218.

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New Year Celebration & AGM
Jan
30
6:30 PM18:30

New Year Celebration & AGM

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Please join us for the 249th Annual General Meeting followed by a special reception to celebrate and thank the St. George’s Society community.

 

Annual General Meeting
6:30-7:15 pm

Reception
hosted by Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
7:15-8:30 pm

FREE TO ATTEND

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Please note that the Annual General Meeting is for members only. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend the reception following the AGM.

A key item on the AGM agenda is electing our new Board Members. If you are unable to attend you can still participate by downloading and returning a completed proxy form


Saint Thomas Church will hold Choral Evensong for those who wish to attend in the main church from 5:30-6:15pm.
Saint Thomas Church has one of only three unique Choir Schools in the world, which celebrates its centenary this year.


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Great British Pub Quiz
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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Dinner Club
Feb
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner Club

Dinner Club

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and great company with St. George's Society.

Indulge in a variety of family-style appetizers and your choice of one of following Japanese-inspired curry dishes:

Chicken Samla Curry
Yasai Samla Curry
Chicken Katsu Curry
Yasai Katsu Curry
Chicken and Shrimp Raisukaree

Also includes 2 drinks (beer, wine, fresh juice or soft drinks)

Price: $45 per person
Pay online or cash at the door.
Advance registration required as spaces are limited. 


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Pancake Day
Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

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Get your fix of complimentary British-style pancakes, drink specials and networking with St. George’s Society.

OPEN TO ALL so spread the word and bring friends along to learn more about who we are and what we do.

FREE TO ATTEND


What is Pancake Day?

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday was the last opportunity for people to use up eggs and fats before embarking on their fasting and pancakes are the perfect way of using up these ingredients.

A traditional English pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a frying pan, served with lemon juice and caster sugar as toppings.

We'll be serving up complimentary traditional English pancakes at our sweetest networking event.


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New Member Meet & Greet
Mar
12
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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ROF Lecture: Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age
Mar
13
6:15 PM18:15

ROF Lecture: Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age

 
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Ciphers, Secrets, and Spies in the Elizabethan Age

Presented by Carol Ann Lloyd

 

The Elizabethan era (1558-1603) is often depicted as the “Golden Age” in England’s history— an era of great exploration and military victories in which Queen Elizabeth I is represented in sumptuous clothing and jewels. But the reality, which included religious conflicts that tore families apart, political challenges to Elizabeth’s authority, high levels of poverty and crime, and vulnerability to foreign invasion, was far grimmer. The Queen was considered a Protestant heretic by the rulers of Europe and numerous plots were hatched to dethrone her and replace her with Catholic Mary Queen of Scots. Elizabeth’s closest courtiers tried to protect her. William Cecil (later Lord Burghley) was the first to oversee the gathering of intelligence and was aided by Francis Walsingham, another of Elizabeth's most loyal ministers known as the "Spymaster.” Walsingham's network of clandestine agents moved throughout England and Europe using their contacts and skills in navigating court politics to safeguard their Queen. They unearthed a series of threats, including one led by an invasion of priests who had been trained abroad and were sent to prepare England for a Catholic rebellion. The priests scattered throughout the country and were hidden in “priest-holes” by Catholic families in places such as Baddesley Clinton and Coughton Court in Warwickshire. Other houses involved in this period of intrigue include Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, and Scotney Castle in Kent—all National Trust houses.

Carol Ann Lloyd will describe this tumultuous time with its secret plots, intercepted and decoded messages, and assassination attempts. She will explore dark corners of Elizabethan English history and reveal how the ability to control information became the most potent tool of the realm.

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker who shares the stories of Shakespeare and English history. She is the former Manager of Visitor Education at Folger Shakespeare Library, where she gave workshops and tours about Shakespeare and Early Modern England. Carol Ann has presented programs at the Smithsonian, Folger Shakespeare Library, Agecroft Hall, and TEDx, among other venues. Ms. Lloyd is a member of the National Speakers Association.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Spring 2019 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 13 February.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

For more information, please call Kayla Smith at 212-480-2889, ext. 201.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Great British Pub Quiz
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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English Ball
Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

English Ball

 
2019 English Ball
 

The English Ball is an annual gala held each spring to recognize distinguished members of the Anglo-American community and the charitable work of St. George’s Society.


 

TICKETS

Member Ticket | $500
Pricing exclusive for members of St. George's Society.

Patron Ticket | $1,000
Patrons receive listing in event invitation and journal.

Please note that all ticket and table purchases for the English Ball are non-refundable.

 

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Bob Dudley
Medal of Honor

This year’s English Ball will honor Bob Dudley with the Medal of Honor in recognition of his commitment to the transatlantic business community. Bob Dudley became Chief Executive of BP in 2010. He joined the oil and gas industry in 1979 and has held a variety of engineering, commercial and strategy posts in the US, the UK, Russia and China.

In 2009, Dudley was appointed to the BP Board with accountability for the Americas and Asia.

From 2003 to 2008 Dudley served as President and CEO of TNK-BP in Moscow.

Following BP’s sale of TNK-BP in Russia and acquisition of ~20% of Rosneft, he joined the Rosneft board in 2013.

Previous executive roles include Alternative and Renewable Energy activities and responsibilities for BP’s upstream business in Russia, the Caspian region and Africa and BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration activities.

Dudley’s external roles include membership of various Business Councils and Advisory Boards and he chairs the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI). He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Dudley has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.


Tim Marlow
Anglo-American Cultural Award

Tim Marlow will receive the Anglo-American Cultural Award for his significant impact on international arts and culture. Marlow is Artistic Director of the Royal Academy of Arts. Joining the Academy in 2014 as Director of Artistic Programmes, he became Artistic Director the following year. He oversees six departments from the RA’s exhibition programme to Collections, Learning, Academic Programmes, Publishing and Architecture. Prior to his appointment at the Royal Academy, Marlow was Director of Exhibitions at White Cube for over 10 years (2003-2014).

Marlow has been involved in the contemporary art world for the past twenty-five years as curator, writer and broadcaster. Having trained as an art historian, he has also worked with many of the most important and influential artists of our time including, Ai Weiwei Hon RA, Antony Gormley RA, Damien Hirst, Theaster Gates, Anselm Kiefer Hon RA, Tacita Dean RA, Cerith Wyn Evans, Tracey Emin RA, Gilbert & George RA, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo and Mark Bradford.

Marlow is an award-winning radio and television broadcaster who has presented over 100 documentaries on British television and has presented programmes on BBC Radio since 1993. He was the founder editor of Tate magazine and is the author of numerous books and catalogues. He has lectured, chaired and participated in panel discussions on art and culture across the globe. His scholar’s perspective along with his humour and vim make him one of the most influential people in the art world.

Marlow sits on the Board of Trustees for the Imperial War Museum, Sadler’s Wells, Artichoke, Art on the Underground Advisory Board, The British School at Rome and Cultureshock Media.

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Interested in tables or sponsorship opportunities? 

If you are interested in purchasing a table or participating as a sponsor, download our 2019 English Ball Sponsorship Brochure.


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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
May
11
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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New Member Meet & Greet
May
14
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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British Societies' Garden Party
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

British Societies' Garden Party

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British-American Societies'
Summer Garden Party

Members and friends of the British-American community in New York are invited to join us at our annual summer gathering.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a full open bar with a specialty Pimm's cocktails and a night of networking within fellow societies.

Details & Registration Info TBA


Watch this space for a listing of all participating societies


For more information, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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New Member Meet & Greet
Aug
6
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Aug
17
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

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Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Great British Pub Quiz
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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New Member Meet & Greet
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society.
New and prospective members welcome! 

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

 
 

Think you know it all? Recruit a team of friends and colleagues and join St. George's Society for a fun night of trivia.

Max 6 people per team. Singles, duos or trios may be combined.

Participants are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 per person on the night to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

Limited space available so register to avoid disappointment!

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Christmas Lunch
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Christmas Lunch

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Christmas Lunch

Tis the season for celebration!

Join fellow members and friends at our annual Christmas Lunch and enjoy one last event before the holiday hustle and bustle. Sing carols, play games, and hear stories about the Society's holiday plans for our beneficiaries.

Includes a cocktail reception, lunch with wine and a traditional English Trifle for dessert, live music, Christmas carols, raffle prizes, festive giveaways and a special visit from Father Christmas himself!

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British Mums NYC Holiday Party
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

British Mums NYC Holiday Party

Join British Mums NYC for festivities, bar snacks, entertainment and some holiday fun!

Please RSVP by November 23, 2018 to Naomi Burl at naomi@britishmumsnyc.com

Non-refundable payment to be sent to paypal.me/BritishMumsNYC no later than November 23, 2018.
Please remember to include the names of ALL persons attending on the payment reference.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. George's Society of New York.

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British Bash
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

British Bash

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BRITISH BASH

CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BRITISH IN NYC

Come together. Make an impact. Have a Bash. 

Cocktail Reception | Live Music | Dining | Dancing | Silent & Live Auctions


2018 HONOREES

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Bradley Wright-Phillips
Anglo-American Cultural Award

The first two-time MLS Golden Boot winner, Bradley Wright-Phillips turned himself into an elite finisher in MLS, and has banked arguably the greatest forward season in MLS history. Wright-Phillips joined the New York Red Bulls halfway through the 2013 season, helping them to the Supporters' Shield, and in his first full season he equaled the league's record for most goals in a single campaign with 27. He currently holds the New York Red Bulls record for most goals scored. Wright-Phillips’ father, Ian Wright MBE—a football legend in his own right—will be joining us to present the award on 29th November at Edison Ballroom.


Gareth Jones
British Leadership Award

Gareth is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of FinTech Collective a leading sector-focused venture capital firm, based in New York City and investing globally. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Gareth was a successful entrepreneur and business leader who helped build and sell three category leading fintech companies. These included Multex which IPO’d and then successfully sold to Reuters, Serverside which successfully sold to Gemalto, a European digital security company and CardLab which was successfully acquired by Blackhawk Networks a global leader in prepaid gift, reward and incentive technologies and solutions.

Before starting his career in FinTech, Gareth spent three years ‘double handing’ a 36-foot sailing boat 33,000 nautical miles from the UK to the Antarctic circle in search of inaccessible mountains to climb. Gareth has completed Columbia Business School’s Senior Executive Program and graduated from the University of the West of England with a BSc. Honours degree.

Gareth lives in Brooklyn with his wife, an accomplished ceramicist, and their two teenage daughters.

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Thanks to our sponsors

 
 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? If you are interested in participating as a sponsor, download our 2018 British Bash Sponsorship Brochure.


For more information, please contact us at 212.682.6110 or email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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GREAT British Pub Quiz
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

GREAT British Pub Quiz

Join St. George's Society as we put your knowledge to the test! 

Make your own team or register as an individual, pair or trio and be place on one. Limit 6 persons per team.

Attendees are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 on the evening to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

All are welcome!

Limited space available so reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

 
 
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Lismore Castle: 'Built by King John, plumbed by Adele Astaire'
Nov
7
6:15 PM18:15

Lismore Castle: 'Built by King John, plumbed by Adele Astaire'

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Lismore Castle: 'Built by King John, plumbed by Adele Astaire'

Presented by William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington

When Paddy Leigh Fermor wrote this in a letter to The Duchess of Devonshire (“Debo”), Lismore Castle in County Waterford, Ireland, had been in the Cavendish family for centuries, since it was built by King John in 1185 and purchased from Sir Walter Raleigh in 1602. Since that time Lismore has been besieged, lain derelict, rebuilt and redecorated. The 6th Duke of Devonshire was responsible for the castle’s renovations from 1812-1822 that resulted in its present Gothic Revival appearance. During the mid-19th century John Gregory Crace, the leading maker of Gothic Revival furniture, and his partner designer A.W.N. Pugin were commissioned to transform the ruined chapel into a medieval-style banqueting hall. The castle also contains some of the finest examples of domestic Pugin furniture still in private hands. The most recent renovations done by William Cavendish, Earl of Burlington, and his wife Laura bring the castle into the 21st century. In 2005 Lord Burlington converted the derelict West Wing into a state-of-the-art contemporary gallery and arts center.

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Lord Burlington will give Royal Oak members an illustrated personal tour of Lismore castle, where Adele Astaire, wife of the younger son of the 9th Duke of Devonshire—and sister and former dancing partner of Fred Astaire—lived until her husband’s death in 1941. Lord Burlington will guide us through the Castle’s fluctuating 800-year history; show the remarkable Pugin interiors; trace the Cavendish family’s American connections; and explain how the castle has evolved into a much-loved family home, as well as a center for international contemporary art and education.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Fall 2018 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 4 September.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

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Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms
Oct
31
6:15 PM18:15

Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms

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Churchill and the Cabinet War Rooms

Presented by Phil Reed 

History was made in the Cabinet War Rooms—an underground bunker hidden beneath the streets of Westminster—a nerve center where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War. Preserved and opened by the Imperial War Museum in 1984, the War Rooms are a popular London destination. Phil Reed, Director from 1993 to 2016, expanded the Cabinet War Rooms and developed the Churchill Museum, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 2005. Phil’s lecture will describe the evolution of the Cabinet War Rooms, alongside the evolution of Winston Churchill from schoolboy, to statesman, and finally, to the global icon he is today. Indeed, the Oscar-winning film Darkest Hour, for which Phil served as the historical consultant, put Winston Churchill firmly back on center stage 50 years after his death and lionized him for later generations. Phil will talk about how the film portrayed Churchill as a man, rather than the demi-god he is so often portrayed as today. He will track Churchill’s development, his public persona, and his self-perception while sharing unique insights into the making of the most successful cinematic portrayal of Churchill to date. He will guide us through the labyrinth of rooms and corridors that sheltered the Prime Minister and his cabinet from the German bombing raids, and explore the highlights of the Churchill Museum to convey the story of Churchill’s life and legacy.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Fall 2018 Lecture Series.

Registration open 4 September.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

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New Member Meet & Greet
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society!

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

New and prospective members welcome! 

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend. RSVP at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Curry Club
Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

Curry Club

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Curry Club

Enjoy an evening of delicious food and great company with St. George's Society. 

Indulge in a variety of family-style appetizers and your choice of one of following Japanese-inspired curry dishes:

  • Chicken Samla Curry

  • Yasai Samla Curry

  • Chicken Katsu Curry

  • Yasai Katsu Curry

  • Chicken and Shrimp Raisukaree

Also includes 2 drinks (beer, wine, fresh juice or soft drinks)

Price: $45 per person
Pay online or cash at the door.
Advance registration required as spaces are limited. 


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From Dickens to Downton: Victorian and Edwardian Food
Oct
11
6:15 PM18:15

From Dickens to Downton: Victorian and Edwardian Food

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From Dickens to Downton: Victorian and Edwardian Food

Presented by Carl Raymond

Journey through British food and dining traditions from the mid-19th century through the early part of the 20th century. Beginning with a look at food references in the work of Charles Dickens which helped establish some of Britain's most cherished culinary traditions, the talk will continue all the way thorough to the world of great town and country houses known to lovers of Downton Abbey and Upstairs Downstairs, this talk will take a look at dining tables both upstairs and downstairs as well as inside and outside the house, including some National Trust properties such as Petworth House and Standen House. Carl Raymond will lead the audience on an illustrated tour of some of the classic dishes of the Victorian and Edwardian periods and discuss their background, how they were prepared and how they were served. In addition, he will discuss cultural and social trends and influences that affected eating and entertaining from the Industrial Revolution to the beginning of World War I.

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Carl Raymond is a food historian, writer and museum educator. He has worked at the Merchant's House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl trained at French Culinary Institute as well as the Institute for Culinary Education and holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. He has taught recreational cooking classes throughout New York City and has lectured on food history for the Merchant's House Museum, the National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George's Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, a culinary history of the Gilded Age.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Fall 2018 Lecture Series.

Registration opens 4 September.
St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.


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The Kitchen at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex; Victorian ice cream making utensils in the Larder at Petworth House, West Sussex; The kitchen at Lanhydrock, Cornwall - Copper containers sit on the range ©National Trust Images, Andreas von Einsiedel 

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A Taste of Home
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

Celebrating Flavors from the UK & Commonwealth

Join us for a tasting experience celebrating food and drink from the UK and Commonwealth. 

Enjoy flavors from across the globe—from British classics to traditional South African specialties. Beer and wine will be served.

$30 for members. $45 for non-members. 

All are welcome!


Tastings provided by Brockmans Gins, Chapel Down, Jaa Dijo Dom, Jones Wood Foundry, Lolo's Seafood Shack, Sanaía, Scotch Malt Whisky Society and more!

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Inhabiting the Hacker Mindset
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Inhabiting the Hacker Mindset

Join St. George's Society and Decoded to revolutionize the way you think about cybersecurity.

Decoded's team of experts will guide you through an immersive experience to learn the techniques used by hackers and security professionals in a simulated, competitive hack: intercept WiFi, crack passwords, explore the dark web and even try lockpicking.

Understand how companies and organizations are vulnerable to cybersecurity breaches and, more importantly, how to safeguard against them.

Networking reception to follow. Light bites and drinks will be served.

OPEN TO ALL
$15 per person


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Great British Pub Quiz
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

Join St. George's Society as we put your knowledge to the test! 

Make your own team or register as an individual, pair or trio and be place on one. Limit 6 persons per team.

Attendees are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 on the evening to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

All are welcome!

Limited space available so reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

 
 

Sponsored by

 
 

Wildgoose is an award-winning market leader of employee engagement and team events, with offices in London and New York as well as a growing list of licensees across the globe. Their team will be sponsoring a couple of rounds in this our quiz with iPads, augmented reality and multimedia challenges adding a dash of interactivity and some goosetastic prizes for the winning teams.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Aug
11
9:15 AM09:15

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

  • Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

We are currently at capacity for this opportunity. 

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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New Member Meet & Greet
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society!

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

New and prospective members welcome! 

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend. RSVP at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Bingo Night
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Bingo Night

Bingo Night

Join the Mountbatten Fundraising Committee for their first Bingo night! 

Enjoy an extended happy hour, music and the best bingo this side of the pond.

$10 per person


About the Mountbatten Fundraising Committee

Comprised of Mountbatten interns, the Mountbatten Fundraising Committee hosts fun and creative activities that raise important funds for the charitable programs of St. George's Society of New York.

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British Societies' Garden Party
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

British Societies' Garden Party

British-American Societies'
Summer Garden Party

Members and friends of the British-American community in New York are invited to join us at our annual summer gathering.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a full open bar with a specialty Pimm's cocktails and a night of networking within fellow societies.

Tickets: $60 per person

ONLINE TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED.
Please purchase your tickets at the door.
Thank you.


Participating Societies

American Friends of the Georgian Group
American-Scottish Foundation
The Anglosphere Society
British American Project
British Schools and Universities Club
CantabNYC
The Colonial Dames of America
Daughters of the British Empire in the State of New York
The English-Speaking Union of the United States

Historic Royal Palaces
Mountbatten Program
New England Society of the City of New York
New York Caledonian Club
New York Welsh
The Order of St. John
The Pilgrims of the United States
Queen Elizabeth II September 11 Garden
The Royal Oak Foundation

Royal Society of Arts US
Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York
Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New York
Society of the First Families of New York
St. David's Society of the State of New York
St. George's Society of New York
UK Alumni Group NY


For more information, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org.

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Great British Pub Quiz
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Great British Pub Quiz

Join St. George's Society as we put your knowledge to the test! 

Make your own team or register as an individual, pair or trio and be place on one. Limit 6 persons per team.

Attendees are asked to make a minimum cash donation of $10 on the evening to support the charitable programs of St. George's Society.

All are welcome!

Limited space available so reserve your table to avoid disappointment!

 
 

Sponsored by

 
 

British Corner Shop is the leading ecommerce retailer delivering over 10,000 branded British groceries (including over 2000 Waitrose products) to 196 countries. So whether you miss tea and biscuits or pies and pork scratchings, we aim to deliver British happiness to your door.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
Jun
16
9:15 AM09:15

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

We are currently at capacity for this opportunity. 

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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Flag Day Parade
Jun
14
11:00 AM11:00

Flag Day Parade

Flag Day Parade

Celebrate Flag Day with St. George's Society!

Join us as we participate in the annual Flag Day Parade hosted by The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York. 

We will march from City Hall Park to Fraunces Tavern Museum. 

  • 11:00 am Arrive at City Hall
  • 12:00 pm Parade Begins (departing from City Hall)

Lunch will be provided for all participants. 

Interested in marching with St. George's Society? Email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org to sign up!

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Wetherby-Pembridge Education Evening
Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Wetherby-Pembridge Education Evening

How To Be A Successful Parent

Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent School’s Council

Join Wetherby-Pembridge School for their last Education Evening of the academic year on with Barnaby Lenon. 

Barnaby Lenon is Chairman of the Independent School’s Council, has been a governor of nice schools and was head of Harrow for 12 years. 


Presented by Wetherby-Pembridge School

 
 

Wetherby-Pembridge is an independent day school on the Upper East Side. Based on the successful traditions of our London schools, Wetherby-Pembridge School is both highly academic and dedicated to nurturing every child in our care.

By adapting the merits of both single-sex and co-educational provision, we have developed a unique offering to New York educational choices.

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Dining with Mr. Darcy: A Look at Georgian and Regency Food
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

Dining with Mr. Darcy: A Look at Georgian and Regency Food

Dining with Mr. Darcy:
 

 

A Look at Georgian and Regency Food

A Talk by Carl Raymond

Dining with Mr. Darcy is an overview of the food world throughout the Georgian period and the Regency. The 18th century witnessed great changes in all forms of social life from the growth of the middle class, the of rise industrialization, to a rapid increase on the consumption of new luxury goods. Middle and upper class Georgian tables groaned with succulent roasts, savory puddings, and luscious desserts. With a special  focus on the writings of Jane Austen and food as presented in her novels, Raymond discusses in detail what was and wasn’t on Georgian tables, how it was cooked, as well as new inventions in the kitchen and garden, and even what Jane and her family cooked and ate themselves. Most of all, this talk will consider what one might have encountered should one have had the coveted opportunity to share a meal with Mr. Darcy, himself.

Simon Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice, Earl of Kerry

Carl Raymond, a food historian, writer and museum educator, returns to the ESU following his very well received previous talks, At the Queen’s Table and From Dickens to Downton. Carl has worked at the Merchant's House Museum as well as King Manor Museum but trained at the French Culinary Institute as well as the Institute for Culinary Education. He holds a diploma in Culinary Arts. Carl has taught recreational cooking classes throughout New York City and has lectured on food history at the Merchant's House Museum, the National Arts Club, the Metropolitan Opera Guide and the English Speaking Union.  Recently, he was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City and is at work on his own book—a culinary history of the Gilded Age.


Presented by the English Speaking Union of New York

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price!

For more information, please contact Ed Mohylowski at newyork@esuus.org or 212-818-1200, ext. 218.

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Immigration Info Session
May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Immigration Info Session

Immigration Info Session

Join St. George's Society and award-winning immigration firm Laura Devine Law to learn the nuances of US and UK immigration.

Their team of experts will explain specific visa categories, green cards, US and UK citizenship and recent and expected changes in immigration regulations, policies and practices.

The session will cover:

  • E Visas
  • L Visas
  • O Visas
  • Green Cards
  • US Citizenship
  • UK Citizenship

A networking reception will follow where attendees can ask further questions in a more informal setting.
Light bites and beverages featuring Chapel Down sparkling wine will be served

FREE TO ATTEND


In partnership with

 
 

Laura Devine Law is an award-winning boutique immigration firm. Comprised of 50 dedicated staff and the partners in London and New York, they provide specialist advice on all aspects of immigration to the UK and US, and European free movement assisting individuals, families, SMEs and corporate clients.


Space kindly donated by

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Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World
May
17
6:15 PM18:15

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World

Presented by Dr. Zara Anishanslin

While looking through silks in the Textile Study Room of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, historian Dr. Zara Anishanslin was struck by similarities between mid-18th century English silks and a dress featured in a portrait by Robert Feke hanging at the Winterthur Museum. From her discovery, she began to research and explore the cultural history of the 18th century British Atlantic world, where dresses like the one pictured often declared the social, economic and political capital of the wearer. Her resulting story revolves around the mid-18th-century silk dress from the portrait and involves the famed English designer of its pattern, Anna Maria Garthwaite; the Spitalfields weaver of the fabric, Simon Julins; the wealthy American owner of the dress, Anne Shippen Willing; and the portrait artist, Robert Feke. Tracing the full biographies of this network of four people, Dr. Anishanslin ultimately uncovered a whole world of hidden histories of thousands of people, things, ideas, and events connected to this portrait of a woman from one of most powerful families in the Colonies.

Dr. Anishanslin will show how this dress demonstrates the popularity of botanical designs in fashion, and discuss how the production and selling of such goods in the 18th-century British Atlantic marketplace created a consumer community that tied all of its inhabitants together.

Dr. Zara Anishanslin is a historian and professor specializing in Early American and Atlantic World History, with a focus on 18th-century material culture. Dr. Zara Anishanslin has taught at CUNY and Columbia University, and since 2016, she has been Assistant Professor of History and Art History at the University of Delaware. She was a Royal Oak Foundation Scholar at The Attingham Trust’s 2017 Attingham Summer School. Her recent book, Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Hidden Histories of the British Atlantic World, published in 2016 by Yale University Press was a finalist for 2017 Best First Book Prize, Berkshire Conference of Women Historians.


A part of the Royal Oak Foundation's Spring 2018 Lecture Series.

St. George’s Society members receive $10 OFF the standard ticket price! Contact us for discount code.

Main Image: Anna Maria Garthwaite, silk design, 1743. Photo © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Long to Reign Over Us: Reflections on An Extraordinary Reign
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Long to Reign Over Us: Reflections on An Extraordinary Reign

Long to Reign Over Us

Reflections On An Extraordinary Reign

In celebration of
the Reign of
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
and the wedding of
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales
to Ms. Meghan Markle

A Conversation at the Reception with

 

Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE
Best Selling Novelist

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Dr. Amanda Foreman
Renowned Biographer and Historian

 

Moderated by

Amanda Bowman
Founder, The Anglosphere Society

Registration and Cocktails, 6:00 PM
Reflections on the reign of the Queen, 6:45 PM
Loyal Toast and Toast to the Royal Couple, 7:30 PM
Celebration continues, 7:30 – 8:00 PM

Cocktail Attire


Presented by The Anglosphere Society

 
 

St. George’s Society members receive $25 OFF the standard ticket price!

Net proceeds will go to St. George's Society and Prince Harry’s charity Walking With the Wounded


To RSVP or for questions, please contact Rose Sullivan at rose@theanglospheresociety.org or at 201.447.0847.

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St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen
May
12
9:00 AM09:00

St. George's Gives Back : Saint Thomas Church Soup Kitchen

Join St. George's Society as we volunteer with Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue to help pack and distribute lunches (on foot) to individuals experiencing homelessness in New York City.

We are currently at capacity for this opportunity. 

For any questions, please email us at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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New Member Meet & Greet
May
8
5:30 PM17:30

New Member Meet & Greet

Meet the team and learn more about St. George's Society!

Come to the St. George's Society office and learn more about our charitable work, membership benefits, upcoming events, and how you can get involved to help make a difference in our community.

New and prospective members welcome! 

We encourage current members to invite friends who may be interested in joining our community.

FREE to attend. RSVP at hello@stgeorgessociety.org

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