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 ANTIDOTE TO THE NEWS: Savilian Patrick Kidd on 50 years of The Times "Diary" column.

Wednesday April 26th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Read all about it: for half a century the Diary column in the Thunderer has given readers a daily escape from the misery of the news pages with a mixture of celebrity gossip, political anecdotes, tall tales and jokes. Introduced on the same momentous day that the newspaper decided to put news, rather than classified adverts, on the front page, the Times Diary has been written by the likes of Alan and Giles Coren, Clement Freud, Simon Barnes, Ion Trewin, Michael Leapman, famed for his allotments, Hugo Rifkind and, since 2013, Savilian Patrick Kidd, many of whose stories may have been heard in the club bar after a well-oiled Friday luncheon. Savilians, being such an erudite, witty and intelligent bunch, regularly make an appearance in his column and there is a competition among some members to see who can get the most mentions! Some of Kidd’s recent “scoops” have included being the first to report that Boaty McBoatface was winning a public vote to be the name of a new scientific research vessel, that Ed Miliband, on the eve of the 2015 general election, had just been named the fourth most influential man in his constituency of Doncaster, and that the Queen was almost shot in the dark by one of her guards after taking an unannounced stroll round the palace gardens. To celebrate the publication of an anthology of 50 years of gentle Diary humour, we invite you to an evening of readings and reflections on the life of a diarist.

Chairman: Savilian Christopher Hourmouzios

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday April 27th, 2017

9pm -11.15 pm

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

POSTPONED - SAVILIAN MICHAEL MAXWELL STEER on GASLIGHT & GOTHICK – THE ROMANTIC DIVORCE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND IMAGINATION, AND ITS EFFECTS ON THE PRESENT DAY

Wednesday May 3rd, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

William Beckford’s Vathek was acknowledged by Byron as one of his main sources of inspiration, yet it was written within two years of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Living within a few miles of the notorious Fonthill Abbey and having edited and published Beckford’s compositions, Michael Maxwell Steer presents him as the ideal lens through which to view the emerging separation between scientific rationality and the duende or nonrational head-space required for creativity.

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

SAVILE FILM CLUB - Amadeus

Thursday May 4th, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(1984, Dir: Milos Forman)

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

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday May 5th, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

OCTAVIA BOVEY (FLUTE) & THE CONSORT STRING TRIO

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

PARTNERSHIP BRIDGE EVENING

Monday May 8th, 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

CONTEMPORARY SILVER AT THE SAVILE

Tuesday May 9th, 2017

4.30pm-6.30pm

A unique collaboration between Bishopsland Educational Trust and the Savile Club. An opportunity to view a selection of fine contemporary silver and jewellery  in a rare architectural setting.

Featuring work by Malcolm Appleby, Ndidi Ekubia, Bryony Knox and Claire Malet.

 

Cost: £20 Viewing, Drinks & Canapes

SAVILE AGM AND DINNER

Thursday May 11th, 2017

6pm drinks, 6.30pm AGM, 8pm dinner

Dinner is optional but must be pre-booked.

Cost: £30 Dinner with wine

MINOO DINSHAW ON THE BYZANTINE LIFE OF STEVEN RUNCIMAN

Tuesday May 16th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Steven Runciman was a pioneering historian of the Crusades and Byzantium who managed to combine the highest standards of scholarship with a wide readership. But despite his life-long commitment to the pursuit of historical truth, Runciman was also fascinated by more esoteric interests. A member of the Whirling Dervishes, he became obsessed with tarot, second sight, ghosts and the paranormal. His enormous range of friends and acquaintances, including many of the major figures of the time, colour the biography of a man who was as attached to the remote Inner Hebrides as he was to the bustle of Istanbul.

Runciman’s biographer, the young historian Minoo Dinshaw, will talk about the remarkable character brought to life in his acclaimed debut, Outlandish Knight: The Byzantine Life of Steven Runciman (Allen Lane, 2016).

Minoo Dinshaw will be in conversation with Savilian Paul Lay, Editor of History Today.

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

CANDIDATES’ DINNER

Tuesday May 23rd, 2017

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: N/A

PROSPECT BURMA PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE FUTURE OF MAYANMAR

Wednesday May 24th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm, followed by (optional) dinner at 8pm/8.15pm

A panel of experts, Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, Martin Smith and Dr Michael Marett-Crosby will discuss the future of Myanmar in what is sure to be a fascinating evening.

Martin Smith is an author, Prospect Burma Trustee and Myanmar expert. He is a leading authority on Burmese politics and researched for two decades, reported extensively and made several TV documentaries on Burma.

Dr Michael Marett-Crosby is a trustee of Prospect Burma, the Rangoon General Hospital Reinvigoration Charitable Trust, the Suu Foundation, Irrawaddy Policy Exchange, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Trust for Health and Education, the Tekkatho Foundation and the Lucy Faithfull Foundation. Prior to working for Daw Suu, he worked at Oxford University, in the UK prison service and as a Catholic priest in Jersey.

Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi is the inaugural Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Gender Research Fellow and award winning social anthropologist, based at the University of Oxford. She is also the producer of an acclaimed documentary, Dreams of Dutiful Daughters (2013).  She taught for many years at the Australian National University.

Prospect Burma is a non-political charitable organisation which provides higher-education scholarships to Burmese students around the world, regardless of religious or ethnic background, with the aim of gaining vital skills and expertise which they will take back to the country.

Cost: £20 welcome drinks and talk (£15 of the ticket price will be donated to Prospect Burma) PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday May 25th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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

SAVILIAN SAEED NAQVI: BEING THE OTHER: THE MUSLIM IN INDIA

Wednesday May 31st, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Saeed Naqvi, a Savilian for 25 years, a well-known international journalist from India, has written a memoir and analysis of what it means to be Muslim in India today, at a time of rising Hindu chauvinism under the Modi government.

Saeed’s family comes from Oudh, the city where the 1857 ‘National Uprising’ as Disraeli described it, erupted.  Ancestors were hanged for their part in it. He has studied race relations in the UK since Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in 1968 and believes Britain is still the most tolerant society in the world. In the course of a long career he has interviewed world statesmen as diverse as Mandela, Castro, Gorbachev, Kissinger, Rafsanjani, Netanyahu and many others and has visited over a hundred countries in pursuit of stories.  One of his mentors was the one time Editor of the New Statesman and a Savilian Kingsley Martin. Saeed has produced 35 films on India and a TV series on the history of Hindustani Classical music.

His most recent book BEING THE OTHER: THE MUSLIM IN iNDIA was published in India last year and Saeed has presented it at universities here and in the USA.’

He will be in discussion about it with Savilian Martin Pick, who spent five years in India and Pakistan between 1967 -72 and has made several films about India and Britain, and visits India regularly.

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

SAVILE FILM CLUB – The Revenant

Thursday June 1st, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(2016, Dir: Alejandro Iñárritu)

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

APERITIF CONCERT

Friday June 2nd, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

Details to follow.

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

A SAVILE SCIENCE AND SAVILE SCHOLARSHIPS COMBINED EVENT

Wednesday June 7th, 2017

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 University of East Anglia, King’s College London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama have been confirmed by the Club and will be introduced by their sponsors.  Each will provide a short description of the additional project work they have undertaken (or will be able to undertake) as a result of the award by the Club.

Following the presentation of the Scholarships, Dr Andrew Szydlo will give the SAVILE SCIENCE talk and demonstration entitled: SCIENCE MAGIC: The Art of the Science Demonstration.

This will involve some sound and light effects. The talk will commence with references to historical events – 1867: The death of Michael Faraday, one of the greatest scientists and science educators; 1868: (the founding of the Savile Club) a letter written by Numa Edward Hartog (a senior Wrangler of Trinity College, Cambridge) to his parents, which reflects current events in those times. This will be followed by a series of chemical experiments/demonstrations involving some bangs, crashes, flashes and smoke effects.

Dr Andrew Szydlo was awarded his PhD at UCL in the History and Philosophy of Science.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.  He has given several hundred science lecture/demonstrations during the past 40 years.  These have taken him far and wide: from the Royal Institution in London, to Mauritius, Namibia and Poland.  Andrew has taught chemistry at Highgate School in North London since 1975.

Chairman: Savilian Ken Allen

Cost: £10 welcome drinks, Savile Scholarship Presentations, Savile Science Presentation, PLUS £30 (optional) dinner with wine

ELECTION NIGHT AT THE SAVILE

Thursday June 8th, 2017

evening

The Club will be open through the election night. There will be three large screen TV’s  in the Drawing Room, Sandpit and the Bar broadcasting the results as they come in.

At 1am Buffet will be available.

The Bar will be open until 3am.

Breakfast served from 6am.

 

 

Cost: Admission is free with optional Buffet at £20, cash drinks. Booking is required in both cases. Guests welcome.

SAVILIAN ROBERT HAINAULT ON UNHOLY SMOKE: Tobacco Then & Now in Film and Literature.

Friday June 9th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm followed by dinner

Sherlock Holmes is instantly recognisable for the deerstalker hat and calabash pipe that never appeared in the books, but with his three pipes and encyclopaedic knowledge of ashes smoking is key to the moods and personality of the world’s most famous consulting detective. Yet in his latest BBC incarnation Sherlock is a struggling quitter. In this lively and informative talk Savilian Robert Hainault tells how the meanings of smoking in film and literature have been shaped by changing attitudes to tobacco, and how those meanings in-turn have affected society’s attitudes to smoking.

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

INFORMAL JAZZ EVENING

Thursday June 29th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 CIGAR EVENING

Thursday June 29th, 2017

7pm for 8pm Dinner, with wines and cigars

Cigars, drinks and Dinner will be served on the Roof Terrace (If the weather fails to co-operate, Dinner will be in the Drawing Room however, it will be “cigar-less”)

Limited to 25 attendees – Members and gentlemen guests

Cost: £Cost to be advised nearer the time.

SAVILE FILM CLUB – The Piano

Thursday July 6th, 2017

Dining Room will be open from 7pm to allow dining before the film (dinner bookings taken as normal); Film Screening 8.15pm

(1993, Dir: Jane Campion)

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 6th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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

Friday July 7th, 2017

12.30pm - 1pm

Details to follow

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

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 13th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 20th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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 25th, 2017

6.30pm for 7pm

A summer barbecue evening on the roof terrace. Guests welcome.  Pimm’s will be served at 6.30pm and the barbecue from 7.30pm.

Cost: £39 Drinks, Dinner with Wine

AL FRESCO JAZZ

Thursday July 27th, 2017

9pm - 11.15 pm

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