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.

THE REPUTATION GAME - A TALK BY SAVILIAN DAVID WALLER AND RUPERT YOUNGER

Wednesday October 18th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Savilian David Waller and co-author Rupert Younger have written The Reputation Game, about how reputations are created, sustained, destroyed and then rebuilt.  The authors look at leaders in business, the military and politics and how they achieve their goals.  They also examine how celebrities and criminals build and exploit their reputations to their own advantage.

David and Rupert, a professor at Oxford’s Said Business School will talk about how in this modern era, reputations now precede and follow people, both on-line and in other social networks.  Also, that reputation is a major component of everything, for example in relationships and decision making in the corporate world.

They will explain how the game works; laying out the rules and winning strategies.  It shows how some individuals rebuild shattered reputations and how some never recover and begins with the idea of how to ask the right questions for the kind of reputation wanted.

 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Monday October 23rd, 2017

5.30pm welcome drinks for 6pm bridge, dinner 8.15pm

With members from the Athenaeum, Oriental, Travellers, Oxford & Cambridge, Naval & Military, Hurlingham, RAC, Buck’s and Reform Clubs.

 

Cost: £40 including drinks, dinner with wine

MEMORIAL CONCERT FOR PHILIP CANNON FRCM - EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2018

Wednesday October 25th, 2017

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Cost: Cost

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday October 26th, 2017

9pm - 11pm

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.

No need to book in advance.  

Cost: Free to members and their guests

JAMES FERGUSSON on AL-BRITANNIA, MY COUNTRY

Monday October 30th, 2017

6.30 pm for 7 pm followed by (optional) dinner

James Fergusson recounts his year exploring Muslim Britain. The rise of Islam represents the greatest change to the makeup of British society in modern times.  Should we fear it or embrace it?

Despite living under the media microscope, Britain’s Muslims are remarkably misunderstood both by the non-Muslim majority and by a government preoccupied with national security.  Fergusson takes a series of misconceptions about British Islam and turns them on their heads. AL-BRITANNIA, MY COUNTRY makes the case for a reappraisal of ‘fundamental British values’ and argues passionately for a new approach towards practitioners of a religion that, as he says, is a part of all our futures now. This book could hardly be more timely at a time of impatience with ‘migrants’ and Islamophobia spreading throughout the West.

James Fergusson has been a fearless journalist for 30 years (Times, Economist, Independent) writing about and reporting from troubled Muslim countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen.  His first book KANDAHAR COCKNEY (2004) focussed on the new lives of asylum seekers in London.  AL BRITANNIA expands that theme in today’s context. In the course of his research meeting hundreds of Muslims in every corner of the country, and in 2016 he experienced an entire Ramadan fast.

This is a native outsider’s journey through Muslim Britain.

He has previously talked at the Savile about A MILLION BULLETS (Afghanistan) and THE WORLDS MOST DANGEROUS PLACE (Somalia)

Chairman – Savilian Saamir Mahmud

 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

90 YEARS AT No. 69 - A BIRTHDAY PARTY ON 31 OCTOBER 2017

Tuesday October 31st, 2017

from 7.30pm till late

On 1 November 1927 the Savile Club opened its new doors at 69 Brook Street having moved from the handsome but decaying house at 107 Piccadilly it had occupied since its removal from Savile Row. To celebrate the completion of 90 years at Brook Street and the recreation of the Ballroom ceiling to its original decorative scheme we thought it would be fitting to have a Birthday Party for members and their guests.

One guest per member. Black Tie & Ballgowns. Dinner and Dancing.

 

Cost: £60 to include welcome drink, dinner and wine.

SAVILE FILM CLUB – “Vertigo” ( Dir. Alfred Hitchcock 1958)

Thursday November 2nd, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

APERITIF CONCERT - NICHOLAS WALKER

Friday November 3rd, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

The well-known RAM piano professor plays Russian repertoire from his new CD.

Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

SAVILE SCIENCE - PROFESSOR GLEN JEFFREY ON REINDEER

Monday November 20th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

We finish the Savile Science Year with a talk by Professor Glen Jeffrey on Reindeer – a topical subject as we approach Christmas and the Festive Season. Humans often regard vision as a constant, but this is incorrect. Every animal sees the world in a different way, as it has evolved separately in each to exploit different visual advantages in their environments. All mammals apart from primates are actually red/green colour blind, but nearly all of these are able see into the ultra-violet, which we cannot. Bees cannot see red, whales cannot see blue. Even more surprisingly, some animals that live in extreme visual environments such as the Arctic with its constant light in summer and constant darkness in winter, actually tune their visual systems seasonally to changes in environmental light. These changes in Arctic vision have been a key interest for Glen and his lab working with reindeer population.

Our visual abilities reflect our evolutionary history. All mammals including us have a nocturnal history extending back millions of years, but we are changing the world, flooding it with artificial light at night. This is imposing redundancy on more than 90% of the receptors humans use to view the world and disrupting animal behaviour.

Glen is a research scientist at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London with a key interest in the evolution of vision. He was an undergraduate at Sussex University reading Neuroscience and moved onto Oxford for his doctorate. He has held positions at Chicago University, University College London and then back at Oxford before settling down at The Institute of Ophthalmology.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and concert PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine.

ST CECILIA’S DAY MEMBERS’ CONCERT

Thursday November 23rd, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Hosted by Savilian Jeremy Barlow and now in its seventh year, this annual gala concert showcases the musical abilities of Savilians past and present.

Further details to follow. 

 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and concert PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday November 30th, 2017

9pm - 11pm

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.

Free to members and their guests

Cost: No need to book in advance. 

APERITIF CONCERT - ANNA MCCREADY SOPRANO & ROBERT SHOLL PIANO

Friday December 1st, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

 Aperitif Concert videothèque: http://vimeo.com/savile

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

ALEX RENTON ON STIFF UPPER LIP: SECRETS, CRIMES AND THE SCHOOLING OF A RULING CLASS

Monday December 4th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by (optional) dinner

Alex Renton’s Stiff Upper Lip: secrets, crimes and the schooling of a ruling class is the first book to look at the darker side of the British private boarding school system. This unique mechanism for educating an elite has been admired and copied across the world. Yet – as anyone who went through it – knows, the schools could warp and damage the adults they produced in ways that lasted for life. Violence and cruelty were endemic – but were they in fact a a necessary part of the medicine?

When Renton’s book was published in April this year the Times’s critic said she needed a very hot shower after finishing it. The Financial Times said it was “a horrible read”. Others were more welcoming.

‘Shocking, gripping and sobering’ Rupert Christiansen, The Sunday Telegraph

‘A great depth of reading and thinking here, and the whole thing thrums, right at the back of it, with a contagious sadness; a contagious anger; a contagious grief… A brave and necessary book.’ Sam Leith, The Guardian

“At last, a scrupulously honest insight into private boarding education in Britain – ranging from the abuse to which it subjects the child, and the family, to the abuse of Britain’s social order in laying the foundation to buying your child’s way to the top” Jon Snow of Channel 4 News

 

Cost: £10 welcome drinks and talk PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

SAVILE FILM CLUB - “Gremlins” (Dir. Joe Dante 1984)

Thursday December 7th, 2017

Film Screening 8pm

To attend the Screenings please email SavileEveningFilm@gmail.com

Cost: Admission free but booking required.

SAVILE CHRISTMAS SONGS 

Friday December 8th, 2017

7pm for 7.30pm, followed by (optional) supper with wine

Join us for the annual evening of Christmas songs. The evening will include choral works & modern popular classics, interspersed with the well-known carols for you to join in and sing with the choir. The evening will be led by the Psalo Singers, which includes a number of Savilians, who are returning by popular demand. The choir will be led by Savilian Alex Hilton.

The evening will open with mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, and be followed by supper with wine.

 

Cost: £10 mulled wine and roasted chestnuts PLUS £30 (optional) supper with wine

SAVILE MEMBERS’ CHRISTMAS DINNER

Wednesday December 13th, 2017

7.15pm for 7.45pm

Champagne reception, four course dinner with carefully selected wines followed by liqueurs and finally

a Boar’s Head in the bar.

Members only – Black Tie.

Cost:   £52 all inclusive