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.



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

10.15 am for a 10.30 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 10.30 a.m. and lasts about one hour.

Member’s spouses and partners are always very welcome to join us as are members of the Army & Navy Club. Members can bring one guest at  the member’s price to any External Event or 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.                                                                                                                       The London Ladies Club does not endorse the views of the speakers.                                                                                                           Tuesday Talks are transferable to another person or date but non refundable.



Tuesday 17th April : Peter York's Social Observations through the Ages : From Sloane Rangers to Hipsters and beyond.


Join us for a greatest hits medley of Peter York's most pertinent social observations & his most recent thoughts on Brexit, Trump, Corbyn and the 'Creative' Industries.   Alfred Tong is a journalist, trend forecaster and brand consultant. He has written for The Times and The Telegraph, as well as The Face, Timeout, Harpers Bazaar, WGSN, the Future Laboratory, GQ, Esquire and Mr Porter.  He has also consulted for American Express, Ralph Lauren, Nike and Thomas Pink, briefing their PR, design and marketing teams on shifts in male lifestyles, British street style and the future of luxury. Peter York published a series of essays in social and cultural observation in the magazine Harpers & Queen during the late 1970s, which were collected in the book Style Wars (1980). Following the success of his collaboration with Ann BarrThe Official Sloane Ranger Handbook (1982), itself an extension of such social observation, he became a media commentator on English social trends and traits. 


Tuesday 1st May  - Baroness Gillian Shephard - The Real Iron Lady.

Was Margaret Thatcher uniquely advantaged or uniquely disadvantaged as a woman operating in what, in the nineteen seventies and eighties, was very much a man’s world?  Gillian Shephard explores this question in her first hand account of working for and with the Iron Lady. 


Baroness Shepard of Northwold was created a life peer in June 2005.  She was elected to Parliament as M.P. for South West Norfolk in 1987, held ministerial posts at Social Security and H.M. Treasury and entered the Cabinet in 1992 as Secretary of State for Employment.   Between 1995 and 1997, Baroness Shephard was Secretary of State for Education and Employment. She was Chairman of the Association of Conservative Peers in the House of Lords until 2012.  She is a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk and became a Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur in 2009.   She is the author of four books, including the acclaimed Shephard’s Watch (2000) and the Real Iron Lady (2013).  The Real Iron Lady will be on sale for Baroness Shephard to sign.  


Tuesday 15th May  - Flying in Arabia with the Royal Oman Police 1976 - 1988.  


Richard Shuttleworth  joined the Royal Navy at Dartmouth as an Officer in the Seaman branch and served at sea in the West Indies, the Middle and the Far East. He qualified as a Commando Helicopter Pilot and then became an anti-submarine pilot, operating frigates and destroyers both in the Artic and the Mediterranean. On leaving the Navy, he became a ship-broker in London and then joined the Royal Oman Police as a rotary and fixed-wing pilot in 1976, operating in the Sultanate of Oman, he engaged in mountain and desert flying. He will talk about his time in Oman, its history and the tasks as a pilot with pictures of operations all over this interesting country as it developed.  Back by popular demand, this talk follows Richard’s first talk on the London Air Ambulance.

Our speaker Richard Shuttleworth will be doing a charity abseil off the Royal London Hospital to raise a few pennies for London’s Air Ambulance and small donations of  any amount are welcome.  https://londonsairambulance.co.uk/events/londons-air-ambulance-helipad-abseil-2018/fundraisers/richard-shuttleworth

Tuesday  29th May  - Four Dames, One Lady and Two Oscar Winners." 


British costume designer Tom Rand is known for his work in films like The Count of Monte Cristo and The French Lieutenant's Woman. He received an Academy Award nomination for The French Lieutenant's Woman in the category of Best Costumes during the 54th Academy Awards and will talk about some of the extraordinary Actresses he has been lucky enough to have worked with such as  Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Angela Lansbury, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Dame Penelope Wilton, Vivien Leigh (Lady Olivier), Faye Dunaway (Oscar Winner) and  Meryl Streep (Oscar Winner)


Tuesday  12th June   -  Swords, Horses and Modern Japan


Michael Jay is the only living non-Japanese person to hold a samurai rank. He will explain his unique life in traditional Japan and how women have helped shape the country and continue to uphold its wonderful traditions. A master swordsman of the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, Michael will show us the incredible beauty and craftsmanship of the Japanese sword and kimono, and he will demonstrate some of the dynamic skills that built Japan. Michael regularly lectures and demonstrates to institutions such as The Royal Armouries, The Tower of London, Oxford University and Eton College, and is an accredited expert of the Japan Society.


Tuesday 26th June  -  Silver in the Treasure Houses of Britain


Kate Flitcroft is an auctioneer, award-winning gemmologist and silver specialist. She joined the Lyon & Turnbull team in August 2017 as the new head of Jewellery & Silver in London.  As a ten-year veteran of Christie's in London, Kate has a wealth of experience and will tour us through the top pieces of silver on view to the public in the UK.  She will also provide practical tips on cleaning, storing and restoration.  Feel free to bring along a piece of silver you would like to know more about.