Forthcoming Events

Booking information for MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS

To make a reservation for one of these events, please telephone Reception on 020 7629 5462 or Maja on 020 7491 5563 or email: Maja@savileclub.co.uk

PLEASE NOTE OUR CANCELLATION NOTICE PERIOD IS 24 HOURS. THE FULL AMOUNT WILL BE INCURRED FOR NO-SHOWS AND £20 IF NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN ON THE DAY. ALL CANCELLATIONS NEED TO BE CONFIRMED VIA EMAIL.

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday February 22nd, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

SAVILE SCIENCE - ANIMALS THAT ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD BY: JULIE KEEBLE

Tuesday February 27th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Animals have been orbiting the earth since the 1950’s when Laika, a dog, was launched aboard the Soviet Sputnik 2 spacecraft. Laika died in orbit because the technology did not exist in those days to bring the dog back to earth. Several animals had reached space before that but had not made it into orbit, the first of which were fruit flies (Drosophila) in 1947. Animals play an enormously important role in understanding how microgravity affects the physiology of living organisms, including their cardiovascular system, respiratory system and behaviour, among other things. More recently, astronauts and cosmonauts have been studying animal behaviour aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Animals that have been studied in space include: wasps, beetles, tortoises, flies, fleas, worms, fish, spiders, rabbits, bees, ants, frogs, mice, crickets, rats, newts, snails, urchins, moths, brine shrimp, jellyfish, guinea pigs, butterflies, scorpions and cockroaches. Recently, a new dedicated rodent facility was launched to the ISS and has been housing mice for research purposes.

This presentation will give some background to the use of animals in Space and will give an overview of current challenges to carrying out research on animals aboard the International Space Station, with respect to welfare and practicalities from launch to beyond.

Dr Julie Keeble PhD AKC is a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology at King’s College London and Chief Scientist for the International Space School Educational Trust (ISSET). Julie has 20 years’ experience of in vivo pharmacology and has been working on behalf of ISSET and school pupils around the globe to send experiments to the ISS. In total, Julie has sent 19 experiments to the ISS and there are more in the pipeline, involving interactions with various astronauts, including Major Tim Peake. Julie has a particular interest in animals in space because of her Earth-bound experience of working with animals in research.

Chairman- Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - The Italian Job (1969)

Thursday March 1st, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

APERITIF CONCERT -PAVEL MANSUROV, ALEXANDER KARPEYEV (FL PNO)

Friday March 2nd, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

MEMORIAL LUNCH FOR SAVILIAN GODFREY SMITH

Monday March 5th, 2018

12.30pm for 12.45pm

Godfrey Smith was a distinguished novelist, eg ‘The Business of Loving’, 1961, and a journalist. He was assistant editor of the Sunday Times and editor of the Sunday Times Magazine in its heyday in the Sixties and Seventies and commissioned many journalists and photographers to travel and report. He was a member of the Savile since 1956. He was a very active member of the book group of Savilians and others founded by Ben Hooberman and Hilary Rubinstein about twenty years ago.

We would like to remember him at a lunch on Monday 5 March with some of his family present and would welcome any members who knew him who would like to come.

Cost: £37 welcome drinks, lunch with wine

SAVILIAN PATRICK BISHOP ON HIS NEW BOOK “AIR FORCE BLUE: The RAF in World War Two - Spearhead of Victory “

Monday March 12th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Patrick Bishop has emerged as the outstanding historian of the wartime RAF with such classics as Fighter Boys (2003) and Bomber Boys (2008) which, largely through first-hand testimony, examined the character, motivations and experiences of the airmen.

In Air Force Blue, the final work in the trilogy, he argues that the RAF played the pre-eminent role in Britain’s war, contributing more to Allied victory than the other services. He also presents the RAF’s more egalitarian outlook as major driver of social change, helping set the scene for post war Britain.

In his books, he writes of an egalitarian, albeit elite force, of men whose social mix within the force contributed towards the transformation of society after 1945. Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders, and others had a large part to play in enhancing that contribution.

The Fighter Boys was of a force the size of a small battalion; that won this country’s finest hour. That force brought this country, survival.

The Bomber Boys has a back story, of courage and a dignity, so far untold widely. Bomber Command was ordered by Churchill, as Minister of War, to bomb Dresden. The Chiefs of the Air Staff demurred; they had transportation and oil targets of far greater importance in winning the war. Churchill wrote back an uncompromising and brisk memo ordering Dresden to be a target: without delay.

The memo is dated 31 January 1945 and the Yalta Conference was to be two weeks later. No doubt Churchill needed to impress Stalin and Roosevelt at Yalta. He had been a minister at the end of the First War and no doubt remembered the myth spread in Germany of its army “ being stabbed in the back”. Churchill was percipient to realise the German people should not be permitted a second bite of that toxic cherry. The RAF has been too gallant to let that truth be widely known. In March 1945, a regretful Churchill wrote a further memo, expressing revulsion for what had been done. That memo remained secret for a very long time.

April 2018 marks the centenary of the RAF.

Chairman – Savilian Arnold Rosen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the GARRICK CLUB

Wednesday March 14th, 2018

1pm for 1.30pm

For Savile and Garrick Club members, wearing bow ties.

Limit- Maximum of 24 places (members only). Cancelations must be received 48 hours in advance.

Cost: The cost will be circa £50, for what will be a set lunch, eventual price determined by wine consumed at lunch.

TUTORED WINE TASTING WITH DINNER - A JOURNEY THROUGH THE IBERIAN PENINSULA

Wednesday March 14th, 2018

6.30pm wine tasting with dinner

Over the last 5 years we have had the opportunity to taste a selection of wines from various areas.  This year we are going to take a journey through Iberia and sample the aperitif, white/red wines of Spain and Portugal as well as their end of dinner sweet offerings.  We are very pleased to say that one of our suppliers Justerini & Brooks have agreed to sponsor this event.

Cost: £53 dinner and tutored tasting.

SAVILIAN DAVID OLDROYD-BOLT IN CONVERSATION WITH DR SIMON HEFFER ON THE AGE OF DECADENCE: BRITAIN 1880-1914.

Monday March 19th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

David Oldroyd-Bolt interviews journalist, author and political commentator Dr Simon Heffer about his latest book, The Age of Decadence: Britain 1880-1914. The book, which has received exceptional notices from the Times, Telegraph, Spectator, Economist, Catholic Herald and many other publications, charts the decline of the aristocracy as a political force, the furore over Home Rule which eventually destroyed the Liberal Party, the consequences of the Third Reform Act. It is a remarkable evaluation of one of the most tumultuous eras of modern British history – an era not without parallels to our own age.

Signed copies of the book will be available following the talk.

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday March 22nd, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - The King’s Speech (2010)

Thursday April 5th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

APERITIF CONCERT - Octavia Lamb (flute & piano)

Friday April 6th, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday April 10th, 2018

7.15pm drinks in the Bar, dinner at 8pm

Proposers and their Candidates are invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Club at which several members of the General Committee will be present. This will give candidates the opportunity of meeting both members of the Committee and other Savilians.

Cost: (Proposers and their Candidates, Committee Members)

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER SCRUTON IN DISCUSSION WITH SAVILIAN DAVID OLDROYD-BOLT ON WHERE WE ARE: THE STATE OF BRITAIN NOW

Thursday April 12th, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Professor Sir Roger Scruton, FBA, FRSL, is widely regarded as Britain’s leading public intellectual. A novelist, philosopher, political theorist, composer, countryman and aesthetician, there are few areas in which he does not excel. Here he talks to Savilian David Oldroyd-Bolt about his latest book, Where We Are: the State of Britain Now. Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, in this book Sir Roger asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together.

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE SCIENCE - MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW - DR KATHRYN HARKUP

Monday April 23rd, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Scientists sometimes get stereotyped. But why are scientists depicted as chronically shy, slightly odd and carrying out crazy experiments to try and take over the world? Of course it’s only Bond villains who are plotting world domination and most scientists are lovely sociable people. But the stereotype has to come from somewhere…Those involved in scientific pursuits have not always been models of professionality. The path of scientific progress is littered with bitter rivalries, eccentric behaviour and outright deviousness. Some did disgusting experiments and faced personal danger or ridicule to give us brilliant scientific insights. But what all of these people of science had was an insatiable curiosity. Science isn’t always a smooth linear route to building slowly and relentlessly to greater truths. There have been bumps, backward steps and blind-alleys.

This talk explores some of science’s more colourful characters and experiments. Expect sword fights, electrocuted frogs and buckets and buckets of wee.

Kathryn Harkup is a chemist and author. She completed a doctorate on her favourite chemicals, phosphines, and went on to further postdoctoral research before realising that talking, writing and demonstrating science appealed a bit more than hours slaving over a hot fume-hood. She currently writes a monthly poison blog for the Guardian and gives regular public talks on the disgusting and dangerous side of science. Kathryn’s first book was the international best-seller A is for Arsenic, which was shortlisted for a Mystery Readers International Macavity Award and a BMA Book Award.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday April 26th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

THE RT.HON. SIR LAWRENCE FREEDMAN KCMG FBA WILL SPEAK ON THE SUBJECT OF HIS LATEST BOOK - THE FUTURE OF WAR

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Sir Lawrence is the Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign 2006 as well as a member of the official inquiry (Chilcot) into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War.  From 2003 to December 2013 he was a Vice Principal at King’s College London. He retired from King’s in December 2014 where he had been Professor of War Studies since 1982. Currently a Visiting Professor at Oxford.

Sir Lawrence’s principal areas of interest include contemporary defence and foreign policy issues. He has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the cold war, as well as commentating regularly on contemporary security issues. His recent books include The Revolution in Strategic Affairs, on Strategic Coercion, The Cold War, a collection of essays on British defence policy and Kennedy’s Wars that covers the major crises of the early 1960s over Berlin, Cuba and Vietnam. A book on deterrence was published in 2004. A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East 2008, and won the 2009 Duke of Westminster’s Medal for Military Literature. His work Strategy: A History, was named as one of the best books of 2013 by the Financial Times.

Chairman – Savilian Arnold Rosen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM CLUB - NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

APERITIF CONCERT - Bill Benham & MMS (violin & piano)

Friday May 4th, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

SAVILE AGM AND DINNER

Thursday May 10th, 2018

6pm drinks, 6.30pm AGM, 8pm dinner

Dinner is optional but must be pre-booked

Cost: £32 Dinner with wine

150 Anniversary Club Event

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

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CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018

7.15pm drinks in the Bar, dinner at 8pm

Proposers and their Candidates are invited to attend a dinner hosted by the Club at which several members of the General Committee will be present. This will give candidates the opportunity of meeting both members of the Committee and other Savilians.

Cost: (Proposers and their Candidates, Committee Members)

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday May 31st, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

APERITIF CONCERT - ANNA MCCREADY, ROBERT SHOLL (SOP PNO) - 20thc Song Including Messiaen

Friday June 1st, 2018

12.30pm-1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

SAVILE FILM CLUB - LIMITLESS (2011)

Thursday June 7th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 21st, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes21

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

150 Anniversary Club Event

Thursday June 28th, 2018

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Cost: tba

A SAVILE SCIENCE AND SAVILE SCHOLARSHIPS COMBINED EVENT

Monday July 2nd, 2018

6pm welcome drinks for 6.30pm Savile Scholarship Presentations followed by Savile Science Talk. Dinner at 8.15pm-ish

SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION – the three scholars selected by King’s College London, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and Goldsmiths and approved by the Club will be introduced by their sponsors.  Each will provide a short description of the additional project work they have, or will be able to undertake, as a result of the award by the Club.

Following the presentation of the Scholarships, SAVILIAN CRAWFORD KINGSNORTH, MICHELLE SPILLER, ROB LEHMAN AND DAVID PATERSON will give a talk on DNA FROM ALL THE ANGLES.

Rosalind Franklin was an exceptionally gifted practical scientist.  She was able to extract high quality DNA and provide the crucial crystallographic evidence that allowed Crick and Watson to solve the double helical structure of DNA. But what has happened since this discovery?

This talk will provide an update on DNA and will look into the structure of DNA and how this allowed the code to be broken – a task involving a gargantuan data set.  We will also look into the future uses of this technology.

This will be a practical session so please be prepared to assist with the demonstrations.

SAVILIAN DR CRAWFORD KINGSNORTH is Head of science and biology at Norwich High School for Girls; MICHELLE SPILLER and ROB LEHMAN work at Cambridge International Education; and DAVID PATERSON has a PhD in Protein Crystallography and teaches chemistry at Aldenham School in Elstree where he specialises in making practical work more effective in the classroom.

Chairman – Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks, Savile Scholarship Presentations, Savile Science Presentation ; PLUS £32 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM NIGHT - THE STING (1973)

Thursday July 5th, 2018

Film Screening 8pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 5th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

APERITIF CONCERT - Nina Kiva String Trio (violin, cello & piano)

Friday July 6th, 2018

12.30pm - 1pm

Cost: Admission free but booking required. Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 12th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 19th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 26th, 2018

9pm - 11.15pm

Featuring: Savilians Felix Rigg (piano), Adrian Renton (guitar), Jonny Baynes (drum) and David Oldroyd-Bolt (guitar/vocals) are joined by David Chamberlain (double bass) and Mark Crooks (clarinet/sax), with occasional guest artistes.

Cost: No need to book in advance. Free to members and their guests

SAVILE SUMMER BBQ

Tuesday July 31st, 2018

Pimm’s will be served at 6.30pm and the barbecue from 7.30pm.

A summer barbecue evening on the roof terrace. Guests welcome.

Cost: £42 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

BEAUX GROUP LUNCH at the SAVILE CLUB

Wednesday August 8th, 2018

1pm for 1.30pm

For Savile and Garrick Club members, and guests, wearing bow ties (maximum one male guest per member). Cancelations must be received 48 hours in advance.

Cost: The cost will be circa £50, for what will be a set lunch, eventual price determined by wine consumed at lunch.