31st January 2020 Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner

Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner to mark the year of the Rat .  Guest Speaker –  Dr Yeow Poon, President, England China Business Forum and Chairman, Chinese Liberal Democrats. Who will speak about "The Challenges of 21st Century ---- a Liberal Democracy Perspective".   Featuring the Lion Dance team of Imperial College and a special menu created by renowned chef and flautist Guo Yue who has promised to bring his very special white jade flute with him. Fundraising raffle in aid of Chinese Liberal Democrats. Ticket price £61.00 includes reception  and wine.  7.00 for 7.30pm                                                                                                              



5th February 2020 Wednesday Luncheon Circle

Wednesday Luncheon Circle.     Mr Philip Goldenberg - Walking Through Different Worlds: Annoying People for Good” .   NLC Member and former top City lawyer; he has chaired a quoted company;  has been a non-executive director of the CBI; has been a Treasurer and Trustee of The Royal Society of Arts; has chaired a national charity; has been an active Liberal Democrat locally and nationally, contesting seven Parliamentary elections and serving as a Woking Borough Councillor for 13 years (he also advised the Liberal Party when it merged with the SDP and co-authored the original Constitution of the Liberal Democrats, and drafted what became the 2010/5 Coalition’s Machinery of Government Agreement); and is Deputy Chair of Woking People of Faith.   Ticket price £30.00.  12.00 for 12.30pm

7th February 2020 White Tie Karaoke - An evening of style and fun

White Tie Karaoke  -  An evening of style and fun !   Dress Code: White Tie preferred .  Open to all members and guests regardless of singing ability.  Enthusiasm essential.  7.00pm Start.  Ticket Price £30.00 per person includes welcome reception and light refreshments.  Cash Bar available.

20th February 2020 NLC Chess Circle - 4th Annual Lightning Chess Tournament

NLC Chess Circle - 4th Annual Lightning Chess Tournament

Chess players are warmly invited by the National Liberal Club Chess Circle to play in the fourth annual NLC Lightning Chess Tournament on Thursday 20 February 2020.

This will be a relaxed and enjoyable evening of lightning chess (in which moves are played alternately to a 10 second metronome buzzer). Each player will play around five games over the course of the evening. The winner will have their name etched on the glittering Ming Vase. We hope to welcome both NLC members and chess playing members from other Clubs. Players of all abilities welcome.

The tournament will start at 7pm sharp, with players encouraged to meet at the bar at 6.30 for refreshments. We will be dining afterward (a special set menu will be on offer).


A report of last year's event is here -  

Entries can be taken on the night, but it would be helpful if prospective entrants would let Ben Widdicombe ( know they intend to play in order to get an idea of numbers which will in turn help with arrangements.

4th March 2020 Tutored Wine Tasting - “The Wines of Val Delle Corti”

 Tutored Wine Tasting  - “The Wines of Val Delle Corti”.  We are thrilled that one of Chianti’s top, up and coming, wine makers, Roberto Bianchi, owner and producer at Val Delle Corti in the town of Radda in Chianti, has agreed to present his fabulous wines. Roberto took over the winery from his father about 20 years ago and has, year by year, improved quality to an extent where he has won the top award of ‘3 glasses’ in the prestigious ‘Gambero Rosso’ wards, a slow food award, recommended in Decanter Magazine and an amazing 18 points by Jancis Robinson who described him as ‘a wine maker to watch’. He has a small vineyard of around 8 ha, farms bio-dynamically and at around a mere 35,000 bottles a year is a small producer in Chianti Classico. Roberto will present a range of his Chianti Classico red wines including some vertical vintages including 2006 and 2007 and the amazing 1998 showing how Chianti Classico can age. This is a rare opportunity to taste some Chianti Classico which sells at over €70 a bottle in Italy. Ticket Price £27.50.  6.00pm

8th April 2020 NLC Livery Dinner

NLC Livery Dinner -  Following the success of last year’s inaugural NLC Livery Dinner, we are pleased to be arranging a similar event on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 here at the Club.  Our Guest of Honour on this occasion will be  Sheriff of London, Professor Michael Mainelli  who will speak about   “The Future of Industry in the City of London” Professor Mainelli was elected Alderman of Broad Street (ward) for the City of London Corporation in 2013.  He was subsequently awarded the title of Consigliere del Senato Accademico of L’Accademia Tiberina.  Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders for 2017–18 he has held advisory posts at City University, Hitachi UK, and HM Treasury.  He was elected Sheriff of the City of London in June 2019 and assumed office in September 2019. Sheriffs of London live in the Old Bailey during their Shrieval year, and support the Lord Mayor of London.  If you or any of your guests are currently Liverymen or Freemen please let us know which Company they belong to when you book.  Any NLC member wishing to become a Freeman of the City of London or to join a Livery Company will have the opportunity to apply after the dinner – and proposers and seconders will be provided. Ticket Price £61.00 Including pre-dinner reception and wines  Open to all NLC members and guests who are members of the 110 Livery Companies and anyone who is curious about joining a Livery Company. In addition, any Liveryman or Freeman who wishes to join a London Club will be given the opportunity to apply to join the NLC on preferential terms.  7.00 for 7.30pm  Dress: Lounge Suit or equivalent for ladies Decorations and Insignia to be worn