Events

(events marked * are Inter-Livery or City)

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16 Apr 21 - 21 May 21 Lord Mayor's Virtual Big Curry Lunch | March 2021 - May 2021
location: ONLINE

In place of the traditional Big Curry Lunch in aid of ABF, the Army's National Charity, a series of Online Experiences covering the months of March through to May, has been announced.

For more details and how to register, please CLICK HERE

22 Apr 21 “How to make a small fortune …” with Past Master Marcus Fincham
location: Zoom Time: 18:15 - 19:15

The full title is “How to make a small fortune…….out of a large one” the old catch phrase of Professor Malcolm Stansfield of the Agricultural Department at Reading University, where our speaker Marcus Fincham read Agriculture.

Marcus Fincham also studied at Holland’s Agricultural University, Wageningen and then went on to train and work as an Agricultural Consultant with Genus Management Consulting, which had been spun-out of the Milk Marketing Board.

One day whilst parked in a farm gateway awaiting his next client meeting he looked at himself in the rear view mirror and realized that he was unlikely to marry into owning a farm; there really would be no alternative but to do it on his own.

After retraining as an Accountant and Tax Adviser Marcus finally bought his farm in 2011 and the talk will focus on the economics of the industry and how to avoid the loss of a fortune he never had.

If you wish to attend, please CLICK HERE to register before the closing date of Wednesday, 21st April 2021 / 23:59 BST

10 May 21 - 20 May 21 Virtual Tour of City Livery Hall | Date to be confirmed
location: ONLINE Time: To be confirmed


More information to follow in due course...

18 May 21 Tea-tasting | Date to be confirmed
location: To be confirmed

More information will follow in due course.

19 May 21 City Briefing
location: ONLINE


These are aimed particularly at new Liverymen and Freemen; partners are also welcome, as are Court Assistants and Liverymen of longer standing, who have not previously been to a Briefing, who are also encouraged to attend.

They give a short introduction to the work of the Corporation, especially the relationship with the livery companies. The presentation is given by an Assistant Town Clerk and a member of the Livery Committee. There is opportunity to ask questions of the speakers and the Briefing is followed by a light finger buffet, which provides the chance to mix with other Liverymen and Freemen.

Location

ONLINE (Normally at Guildhall) 

Cost

There is a non-refundable charge of £10 per person for the course.

There are three Briefings a year held on the dates listed below. Once you have selected and applied for one of the Briefings, you will be able to change the date and carry your payment forward, providing 10 days notice is given.

To change the date of the Briefing you wish to attend please contact the Course Administrator at livery.courses@cityoflondon.gov.uk stating your and your guest’s (if applicable) name, your livery company, the date of the course you were originally booked on and the new date of the course you wish to attend.

Programme and timings

Please email livery.courses@cityoflondon.gov.uk for more information or visit the website: https://www.liverycommitteecourses.org/city-briefings.php

5.30pm -   Welcome: Vicky Russell, Chair of the Livery Committee

5.40pm - The role of the City of London Corporation: Lorraine Brook, Town Clerk’s Department  

5.55pm - The Freedom of the City of London: Murray Craig, Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court

6.10pm  - Livery companies, their membership, and activities: Paul Jagger, The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

6.25pm - On being an Alderman: Alderman Alison Gowman

6.40pm -   Panel discussion with q and a

7.00pm - Closing remarks: Chair of the Livery Committee

Dates

- Wednesday, 19 May 2021
- Tuesday, 21 September 2021
- Thursday, 21 October 2021

To apply for the course, please CLICK HERE

Max no. per course: 120
Please note that the booking facility will close 10 days before a course date or as soon as the maximum number of participants for a course has been reached.

15 Jun 21 History of Tax | NOT EVEN JEEVES COULD AVOID INCOME TAX with Tony Ring
location: On-line Event (Links provided upon registration) 6pm - 7pm

P G Wodehouse (1881-1975) started writing for reward part-time in 1900, when he earned £ 5 9s 6d (or as we would say, about £650), rising to £ 34 12s 4d in 1901.  His income rose steadily and he never looked back.  From his first visit to New York in 1904, he was to cross the Atlantic 38 times by 1938, exposing him to the horrors of two immature but complex tax systems - in the UK but more particularly in the USA.  These ranged from the meaning and implications of residence, a lack of any double tax relief, uncertainty as to the tax treatment of different types of payment for literary works, the incompetence of many professional advisers and the record-keeping difficulties of the IRS.  Tony will review the impact of all these and more, with apt quotes from Wodehouse himself, and show how they were responsible for the major disruption to the last third of his life.

Tony Ring joined Arthur Andersen from University to study for the ICAEW qualification and, encouraged by Iain Stitt, that of the Institute of Taxation.  As a result of Iain’s influence, Tony soon became a Committee member of the Institute and, at the age of 42, its President.  In 1987, at the invitation of the late Julian Lee, he helped to plan and implement what was then the second largest MBO in Britain’s history, the demerger of Bricom from British & Commonwealth Shipping.  After the MBO company was sold three years later, Tony spent 18 years as a part-time member of the VAT Tribunal, but also had time to write a book about the influence of the immature tax systems on international authors such as P G Wodehouse (of whose works Tony had been an avid reader for many years).


If you wish to register for this event please CLICK HERE

23 Jun 21 Inter-Livery Shooting at Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds | Wednesday 23 June 2021
location: Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds

We have traditionally fielded a team at the Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot which is organised by Liverymen of the City of London and is held at the Holland and Holland ground in Northwood.

Full details can be found on Inter Livery Charity Clay Shoot | Northwood Middlesex (interliveryshoot.com)

Event postponed - WED 23rd & THUR 24th June 2021.

We were allocated to shoot on the 12th May but it has been now postponed and will now shoot on the 23rd June.For those who came last year – the lunch was served “in the field” and it was by the majority, deemed a great success. They will follow that idea again but perhaps all together back at the Clubhouse after shooting. It will not be a formal sit down situation. Whether 100% Covid free or not, keeping some distance from each other will still be popular among guests. There will be ample seating \\ undercover facilities.

More information will be circulated once we have had further meetings with Nicolas Olliver Director of Shooting and his team at Holland & Holland in late February.

This event is always fully subscribed so it is important that we submit our application(s) for teams of four as soon as possible.

The cost per head is likely to be approximately £180.

For more details and how to register please CLICK HERE.

4 Aug 21 Brigantes Golf Spring Meeting
location: TBC

Further detials to follow

24 Aug 21 Brigantes Breakfast
location: Tennants Auctionneers, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

Further details to follow in due course..

26 Sep 21 Sheep Drive
location: To be confirmed

More information to follow in due course..