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

10.30 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 date but non refundable.

We are pleased to welcome members of the Rag to our Tuesday Talks at the member’s price of £8

   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 30th April


Dior, Designer of Dreams

To coincide with the blockbuster exhibition “Dior, Designer of Dreams” at the V & A and as part of our 25th Anniversary celebration, this  special talk will be followed by a cold buffet lunch in the adjoining room at the Army & Navy Club. 

Our distinguished speaker,  Anne Haworth regularly lectures at the Victoria and Albert Museum and is an accredited Arts Society lecturer.  She is a visiting lecturer at The British Museum, the Dulwich Picture Gallery, The Courtauld Gallery  and a current lecturer at the Queen’s Gallery. She has lectured for SOAS, Christie’s Education and Sotheby’s Institute. She gave gallery talks in the exhibition ‘China; The Three Emperors’, at the Royal Academy. She has lectured on William Morris for the British Council in Moscow.  From 1981 to 1995, she was a specialist in European and Asian ceramics at the head offices of first, Bonham’s and then Christie’s.

Talk priced as usual.  Members £8 - Non Members £15. To join us for lunch, see details and price in the External Events and add to the talk price.

Tuesday 14th May    Anna Raeburn - Adventures in Medialand


Anna Raeburn fell into her first national journalistic job after hours of interview without hope. She began as an adviser in print (Woman magazine) and on air (original format Capital Radio) almost simultaneously. Since then, she has written and broadcast widely, co-written for TV, voiced over, spoken in public, won a Gold Sony, published one novel and a memoir.  She remains deeply grateful to the principal of her secretarial college and her parents.

Tuesday 28th May  - “The future of hearing”


Bill Clinton, Beethoven, Pete Townshend and Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the famous people you may have not realised have suffered with hearing loss, but the truth is there are millions of people around the world dealing with hearing problems. With technology improving at an exponential rate, hearing aids can be designed for a person’s life style, adjust automatically, or even incorporate AI technology. Scott Drummond has worked at the Bupa Cromwell hospital in Kensington for 10 years as lead audiologist and is also director at Drummond hearing. He gives his personal insights into hearing loss, new technology, how this technology could solve the hearing crisis and how it can help the ever increasing hard of hearing population, hear again.

Tuesday 11th June  Oliver Sells QC : Life at the Old Bailey.


Oliver Sells QC was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple in 1972 and  is a practising Queen's Counsel now specialising in advising governments both here and overseas on public policy in criminal justice. For many years he prosecuted serious crime on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

He has sat at the Old Bailey as a Recorder for over two decades and will talk about life at that iconic court, the links with the City of London  and the changes in the justice system over the last four decades.

Tuesday 25th June 

 The Quest for Frank Wild  - Sir Ernest Shackleton’s right-hand man.


Angie Butler tells the extraordinary story of how she spent eight years  trying to piece together the last 16 years of  Frank Wild’s life in South Africa. Wild  was  Sir Ernest Shackleton’s right hand man.  In 1922, after the death of Shackleton  he emigrated to South Africa and his reputation as a drifter and a drinker eclipsed his fame as one of the greatest polar explorers. In short, Frank Wild became lost both in life and in death until Angie Butler discovered the truth. 

Angie Butler is co-director of Ice Tracks Expeditions a travel company that ventures to the Arctic & Antarctica. She lives in Warwickshire with her husband the sculptor James Butler and is the mother of four daughter

Tuesday 2nd July   - Diamonds are Forever.


Geologist and Diamond expert Alessandro Borruso, Deputy Director of Sotheby’s Diamonds Europe, is passionate about Diamonds and has over twenty years experience in the Diamond industry.  He travels for Sotheby's all over the world, both for private clients as well as attending the big auction houses. Mr Borruso has already enthralled a number of us on our exclusive visit to Sotheby's Diamonds. Join us as he  takes us on a Journey of Light from the dark depth of Mother Earth to the life and fire of a polished diamond.