I would like to apologise to everyone who attended the Livery Autumn Dinner on Wednesday evening for the poor performance of the AV system.
The problem lay in the positioning of the two speakers at the southern end of the Hall. Because of repairs to the screen following the fire, these new speakers had been temporarily installed on stands in the Musicians' Gallery. However this accidentally caused a 'sound shadow' for those sitting close to the screen. I had given instructions for these speakers to be moved to their correct position on brackets affixed to the screen (where the old ones were) but the work had not been done before the dinner. It will now be done straight away. I am obviously disappointed that our appointed experts failed to anticipate the problem and I have told them so.
I have personally apologised to those sitting on the sprig immediately next to the screen who were worst affected. However I understand that the problem extended beyond this sprig and so I would like to issue a more general apology now. I am so sorry that this marred your enjoyment of the dinner.
The situation will be put right before the next major dinner in the Hall, I promise!