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Oliver, 1st Year

Members' Events

We hold many events for Members in College, in the UK and all over the world: lectures, concerts, visits, reunions and much more. Details are below and do come and join us.

Thursday 6 JUL 2017

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Visit to Staunton Harold Hall and Estate, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

10:30am

The Emmanuel Society will be visiting the Staunton Harold Estate, a traditional country estate of some 2000 acres, centred on a great Georgian mansion, with Staunton Harold Church. The Hall was home to the Shirley family, who became Earls Ferrers under Queen Anne. The twelfth Earl sold the estate in 1954 and it became first a Cheshire Home, and then a Sue Ryder Hospice. John Blunt bought the property to turn it back into a family home in 2003.

We will be having tea, coffee and cakes with John Blunt at 10.30am, followed by a tour of the Hall at 11am. There will then be time for lunch at the Ferrars Centre, before a tour of Staunton Harold Church, a National Trust-managed 17th-century church with a fine panelled interior, on the Estate. The estate, of 2000 acres, with 400 acres of private woodland, will be open to walk and to view the gardens, as well as the Ferrars Centre for Arts and Crafts and Staunton Harold Nurseries.

Cost: £36/head; please book by Friday 23 June

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Wednesday 12 JUL 2017

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Charles Dickens and his Circle: Visit to the National Portrait Gallery and exclusive tour

2:15pm – National Portrait Gallery, London

The Emmanuel Society will be holding a tour of the National Portrait Gallery at 2.15pm, led by Lucinda Hawksley, author and descendant of Charles Dickens. The tour will be followed by a traditional afternoon tea in the Trafalgar Room, a private room in the National Gallery Café, at 3.30pm. Please be aware that places are very limited on Lucinda Hawskley’s tour.

Lucinda will lead an exclusive tour around the National Portrait Gallery, on which you will discover the world of Charles Dickens and his Circle. Through his writing and campaigning, Charles Dickens actively sought to change the world in which he lived, and he succeeded. Not only did he surround himself with fellow writers, but his circle of friends and acquaintances also included actors, artists, politicians, philanthropists, medical pioneers and fellow social campaigners.

Lucinda Hawksley is an author and lecturer, and a regular guest speaker at the National Portrait Gallery. She has written three critically acclaimed biographies of female artists, as well as books about art history, social history, literature and the history of London. Her two books for the National Portrait Gallery are Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards (about facial hair in portraiture) and Charles Dickens and his Circle. Lucinda is also a great-great-great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens and a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

 Cost: £36/head; please book by Friday 30 June

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Saturday 15 JUL 2017

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Cambridge and Emmanuel Society Visit to the Buxton Festival

The Cambridge Society in Derbyshire invites Members to join them at the Buxton Opera Festival, for a performance of Britten’s opera Albert Herring.

The Society of Derbyshire have a booking a pre-opera dinner at the Leewood Hotel, and have a reservation of fifty seats in the Upper Circle or stalls; guests are very welcome.

The cost of the event, including pre-opera dinner at The Leewood Hotel, Buxton is £78.50 per person.

Booking is unavailable through the College website; please see the information on the booking for payment details.

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Tuesday 12 SEP 2017

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City and Central London Drinks

6:00pm – The Bottlescrue, Foster Lane

The annual City Drinks for Members working in the City and Central London will be on Tuesday 12 September at The Bottlescrue, Foster Lane, EC2V. Please save the date and encourage your Emma friends to come along for drinks from 6pm.

There is no need to book, but to give us a rough idea of numbers to expect please register your interest.

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Friday 3 NOV 2017

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Dinner in Oxford

6:45pm – Exeter College, Oxford

The Emmanuel Society will be holding a dinner for members and their guests at Exeter College, Oxford on Friday 3 November. The evening will begin with a drinks reception in the Rector's Drawing Room, followed by dinner in Hall and the guest speaker will be the Master, Dame Fiona Reynolds.

Drinks will be served from 6.45pm with dinner at 7.30pm. Most people like to wear black tie, but this is not essential. 

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Saturday 11 NOV 2017

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Emmanuel Society AGM and Scratch Messiah

10:30am

This year’s AGM will be held in College at 10.30am, followed by coffee at 11am in the Harrods Room.

A sing- and play-through of Handel’s Messiah from Scratch in the College Chapel will take place in the afternoon, from 2.30pm, conducted by Richard Latham (1997). We will be joined by the Chapel Choir and members of the College Music Society, and singers, players and even brave listeners are all welcome. Messiah is scored for strings, oboes, bassoon and trumpets.

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Friday 17 NOV 2017

Burnaby Recital

6:15pm

The Choir of King¹s College, London, directed by Joe Fort will give a recital in the Queen's Building Lecture Theatre at 6.15pm.

All are welcome to the concert, which will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be followed by dinner at High Table for Members and their guests.

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Friday 2 FEB 2018

Burnaby Recital

6:15pm

Simon Ponsford (countertenor) and David Ponsford (virginals) will give a recital in the Chapel at 6.15pm.

All are welcome to the concert, which will last approximately 45 minutes. It will be followed by dinner at High Table for Members and their guests.

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Spring2018

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Visit to Stowe House and Landscape Gardens

Stowe, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ

The Society is planning a visit to Stowe for a tour of the restoration of the house and a visit to the gardens, landscaped by Capability Brown in the spring/summer.

If you would like to attend, please express your interest; further details will be sent when available.

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To be arranged 

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Channel Islands

The Society is considering holding events in the Channel Islands.

To be arranged 

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USA

Dr Stephen Thompson (1983) is organising meetings in Washington and Boston as well as in New York. Events are also being arranged for Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

To be arranged 

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Cornwall

The Society is considering holding an event in Cornwall.

To be arranged 

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Other events overseas

Further events are planned for France, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Sydney and Toronto.

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