The City University Club 125 Year Anniversary Dinner

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Dress Code: White Tie / Black Tie

Venue: Trinity House, London

Date: 20th May 2022

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm seating

 

The City University Club is delighted to invite members to attend our 125 year anniversary celebrations. The Club was established in 1895 and has, over the last 125 years, seen enormous changes in the City of London and the country as a whole. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the CUC’s position as the most exclusive and premiere lunch club in the City. We are very proud of our heritage and to mark this wonderful anniversary the Club committee has worked hard to organise a special Members-only event at Trinity House, near the Club, on the 20th May 2022.

 

We very much hope you can attend. Because of the restrictions in numbers and the anticipated high demand, the Committee has restricted ticket access to 2 per member. You can purchase a ticket two ways, either by following the link below on our new website’s Members Portal, or you can pay in person at the Club.

 

The ticket cost is £125 per person.

 

Our Guest Speaker

 

The City University Club is excited to announce, with just over one week to go, our special guest speaker who has agreed to address Members at the 125 Anniversary Dinner event at Trinity House. The Hon Paul Scully MP is the Minister for London as well as being a Minister in the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. As a London MP he has seen first hand the changes in the City over the last 20 years and, in particular, the recent Covid pandemic. 

 

We are delighted that the Minister will be joining us to share his thoughts with us as we reflect on our long history in the City.

The Silent Auction

 

As part of the 125 Year Anniversary Dinner celebrations, the Club has secured a number of exciting prizes to be auctioned to Members. All funds raised in this auction will go towards the Fabric Fund, which is aimed at raising money to fully refurbish the new Club House and improve the offering for new and existing Members.

 

We are delighted to publish the list of excellent silent auction prizes being generously donated by Members and staff of the City University Club. Please find a list of the prizes below – but also note that we are in negotiations for more to be announced on the 20th May. 

 

Bidding is simple. Note the guide price and, on the evening, submit your auction bids using the slips on the tables.

Sri Lanka ‘Island Paradise’ Holiday of a Lifetime

Arranged, with thanks, by our Club Secretary Hasita

Guide Bid Price

£3000-5000

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- Courtesy of Cuurate and Aiken Spence Hotels we are delighted to offer a luxury 8 day (7 night) stay on the Island of Paradise, Sri Lanka.

- Includes hotel accommodation (sharing a double room), transportation, meals, sightseeing , and English-speaking chauffeur guide.

- For more information, including full itinerary and stunning pictures, please see this link.

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House of Lords Dining Room

Arranged by Member Alasdair Shaikh

Guide Bid Price

£500

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- Lunch/Dinner for four in the Peers’ Dining Room

- Hosted by a leading Member of the Upper Chamber 

- Includes pre-drinks in the Pugin bar 

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Lunch at the Honourable Artillery Company

Kindly donated by Facet Underwriting Ltd.

Guide Bid Price

£300

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- Lunch for 2 with Major Duncan Boardman HAC VR and CUC Chairman Charles Williams 

- Includes drinks in the Sutling Room, lunch in the Long Room, and a private tour of the HAC Headquarters. 

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Calligraphy Masterclass Lesson  

Kindly donated by member Gina Youens

Guide Bid Price

£100

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- Join our amazingly talented and award-winning member Gina for an afternoon of Calligraphy

- All materials included

- Includes the famous ‘CUC Lunch!’

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Glorious Goodwood

Hosted by Member Alasdair Shaikh 

Guide Bid Price

£500-700

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- 4 Richmond (Members’) Enclosure badges to any days of the 2022 Qatar Goodwood Festival.

- Includes car parking badge, if required, and  programmes for the day. 

- Lunch and Afternoon tea served in the Members’ Car Park

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Pearl Necklace

Kindly donated by Member Margarita Zhang 

Guide Bid Price

£1500

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 - 42 Saltwater Baroque Pearls in sizes 12mm to  15mm with natural blemishes. 

- Total length 73cm (21 inches)  

- Adjustable with silver clasp and beads. 

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House of Commons 

Dining Room

Arranged by Fabric Fund Chairman Antony Calvert

Guide Bid Price

£500

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- Lunch/Dinner for 4 in the Members’ Dining Room 

- Includes a signed bottle of House of Commons Speakers Champagne

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Magnum Bottle Chateau La Croix de Grezard 2014

Kindly donated by member Richard Zerps

Guide Bid Price

£100-150

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- Magnum of Bordeaux Blend Red from the Lussac Saint-Emilion region of France

- Characteristically earthy with hints of cedar

- Savoury, Classic, and a good pairing for Beef and  Venison. 

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Signed Magnum of House of Commons Champagne

Kindly donated by Fabric Fund Chairman Antony Calvert

Guide Bid Price

£50-100

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- House of Commons Brut Tradition Champagne  comes from Maison Gardet, a family-owned  champagne house based in Chigny-les-Roses, a  premier Cru-ranked village in the heart of the  "Montagne de Reims" 

- Signed by Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay

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Last Remaining Tickets

 

We still have a few remaining tickets, though they are selling fast. Please purchase yours if you haven’t already by clicking here and buying online. Alternatively you can call or email the club to reserve your ticket. Contact the Secretary on secretary@cityuniversityclub.co.uk.