The Livery Autumn Dinner is a Black Tie event, in the traditional style with a top table and sprigs. This year’s guest speaker will be Lord Black of Brentwood.
Lord Black (Guy) has been Executive Director of the Telegraph Media Group since 2005. Previously he was Director of the Press Complaints Commission from 1996 – 2003, and then Director of Communications for the Conservative Party from 2003-5. He was Chairman of the Press Standards Board of Finance from 2009-14, and is currently Vice President of News Media Europe and Chairman of the Commonwealth Press Union Media Trust. He is actively involved in the industry’s charities, as Patron of the Rory Peck Trust, and Vice President of the Journalists’ Charity and the Printing Charity. He sits on the Council of the Royal College of Music and becomes its Chairman later this year. He was created a Life Peer in 2010 and has spoken widely in the House of Lords on a range of issues, including media freedom, music education and animal welfare. He was educated at Brentwood School and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he graduated in history. Lord Black is also a Liveryman of the Stationers' Company.
Pre-dinner drinks will be served from 6.30 pm in the Court Room with guests seated in the Hall for dinner at 7.00 pm. A three-course meal with wines, coffee and port will be served and a Loving Cup will be passed round the Hall as part of the dinner’s ceremony. The dinner will conclude at 10.15 pm, followed by a Stirrup Cup (after dinner bar) in the Court Room. Carriages will be at 10.45 pm.
Tickets are £80 inc. VAT and there is no limit to the number of guests you may bring. Spouses and partners are welcome to attend. Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.
Please complete and return the attached slip to book your place(s) by Wednesday, 13 September.