We hold our  Tuesday morning talks in the beautiful Ladies' Drawing room at the Army & Navy Club. Our talks cover a wide range of topics and are always a great opportunity to regularly see friends  and meet new people.                                                Please refer to the programme below for the dates.

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TUESDAYS AT The Rag

         In the Ladies' Drawing Room, The Army & Navy Club , 36 – 39 Pall Mall , London SW1Y 5JN

10.30 am for a 11.00 am start

Members £8 - Non Members £15

         In the Ladies' Drawing Room, The Army & Navy Club , 36 – 39 Pall Mall , London SW1Y 5JN                                                                 

Bookings for talks must be received the Friday before the talk at the very latest .                                                                                    Coffee, tea and biscuits will be served before the talk, which starts at 11.00 a.m. and lasts about one hour.

 The London Ladies Club does not endorse the views of the speakers. Tickets are not sent out for the talks unless specifically requested and only if a s.a.e is enclosed . Tuesday Talks are transferable to another person or date but non refundable.

               AUTUMN 2018 PROGRAMME

Member’s spouses and partners are always very welcome to join us. Members can bring one guest at member’s price to any Tuesday Talk  provided they register their guest’s name and pay for them at the time of booking.  Later bookings for guests will be charged at non members price.

 

Tuesday 11th September  In the Drawing Room                                                                                                                                        BIG SCAMS

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Sergeant Les Jackson of the Problem Solving/Crime Prevention Team of The Metropolitan Police started his campaign some three years ago when he had to speak with an elderly female victim who was duped into giving up her bank details and all her life savings were taken. The culture now by callous criminals is to contact anyone, however the elderly and vulnerable are being targeted more so than others, with a view of taking as much of their money as they can. Sergeant Jackson will talk about the most common scams practiced by criminals and explain how to protect yourself as much as possible.


Tuesday 25th September  In the Drawing Room

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Bonnie Prince Charlie’s Mother: Clementina Sobieska, Poland-Lithuania and the Jacobite Cause. Robert Frost, FBA,  holds the Burnett Fletcher Chair in History at the University of Aberdeen.   His expertise is in the history of Poland; his most recent book, the Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania, vol. 1, 1385–1569, was awarded the 2017 Pro Historia Polonorum prize. Professor Frost’s talk will cover not only the story of the marriage of James III (the Old Pretender)  to Clementina Sobieska in 1719, a most romantic tale, but the fascinating appeal of Jacobism with parallels between Polish and Scottish history.    He will also look at the disputed portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie as a boy in Polish dress.


Tuesday 9th October   In the Drawing Room

Becoming a Yeoman Warder

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Moira Cameron became the first ever female Yeoman Warder in July 2007 and is one of 37 Yeoman Warders based in the Tower of London a position which dates back to 1485. She is now one of two women who hold the post.  She joined the Women's Royal Army Corps in 1985 and trained with the Royal Corps of Signals before transferring to the Royal Army Pay Corps in 1988 to train as a Military Accountant.  In 1992 the Adjutant General's Corps was formed and Moira worked her way through the ranks in its Staff and Personnel Support Branch completing 22 years service in the Army in June 2007.  In 2000 Moira was awarded her Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Moira’s talk will include details of her Army career and her journey to becoming a Yeoman Warder along with some little known tales of the Tower of London.


Tuesday 23rd October      In the Drawing Room

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10 Fad-Free Principles of Eating Well

Fiona Lawson is a registered nutritionist (BA (Hons), DipCNM, mBANT, CNHC). In her talk, 10 Fad-Free Principles of Eating Well, she combines the latest evidence-based research with sensible, realistic advice that everyone can implement. From what you should eat for breakfast, to why calories aren’t always important, she helps cut through the confusion surrounding food and diets. She’ll reveal how everyone can rediscover the joy of food—and harness its nourishing power.

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Tuesday 6th November In the Library

In the footsteps of St Thomas. 

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Serena Fass is renowned for her research and study of the spread of early Christianity, having written three books on the subject, including the journeys of St. Thomas throughout the Middle East and beyond.   Following her extensive travels in these areas Serena will explore with us St. Thomas's voyage to Pakistan, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, as well how St Thomas was brought to his final resting place in Italy.   As Professor Michael Wood wrote "this is a literally amazing story".  Her book "In the Footsteps of St. Thomas" will be available to purchase. Book signing.


Tuesday 20th November .  In the Drawing Room

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An inside look at commissioning portraits and other Art.                              Annabel Elton has over 30 years of working with portrait commissions with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She has handled commissions for people all over the world from Royalty to ordinary people who would just like something special.  Anna Bromwich is the Art Consultant for Mall Galleries. She has handled commissions from yachts and houses to penguins and racehorses and has many years' experience in building collections.  Annabel and Anna will use their experience to give you an inside look into the commissioning process and guidance on how to choose an artist and how to collaborate with artists successfully. Members who have paid for the talk in March and not transferred to another talk will be automatically re-booked.

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