Monday 11th December 7pm for 7.30
2017 is the 90th Anniversary of The Chelsea Society, and we will be holding a celebratory dinner at The Caledonian Club in Halkin Street, London SW1.
The guest speaker will be Professor Robert Tombs, the author of “The English and their History” in which he describes the history of the English people, and how the stories we have told about ourselves have shaped us, from prehistoric times to the present day.
In his view, if a nation is a group of people with a sense of kinship, a political identity and representative institutions, then the English can claim to be the oldest nation in the world. They first came into existence before they had a common ruler and before the country they lived in even had a name.
The English have come a long way from those precarious days of survival and conquest, with many spectacular changes of fortune, and our political, economic and cultural endeavours have left significant traces for good and ill across the world. His book describes our history and its meanings from its beginnings in the monasteries of Northumbria and the wetlands of Wessex to the cosmopolitan energy of today’s England.
Tickets for members and their guests will be £75. The Cadogan Hall have kindly agreed to act as our box office, and you can book by phone on 0207-730-4500, or by sending a cheque payable to Cadogan Hall at Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, or by visiting their Box Office in person. Normal box office hours are Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 6.00. Tickets are not available online. There is a small fee for card transactions