• Lecture with drinks at the Reform Club plus optional Dinner

    Lecture with drinks at the Reform Club plus optional Dinner

    20th April 2015
    6:00pm to 8:15pm

    Our friends at the Reform Club have invited members along one of the periodic lectures held by their “Cryptos” group, as the topic has an Australian flavour…

    The speaker will be eminent historian
    Professor Carl Bridge
    of the Kings College Menzies Centre for Australian Studies

    His topic: Gallipoli 1915: Australia,
    the British Empire and the Great War

    Pauline Lyle-Smith will chair the meeting and will introduce His Excellency The Rt Hon Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner for Australia. BAS Honorary Vice-President The Rt Hon Viscount John Slim OBE DL has graciously consented to introduce the speaker.

    Professor Carl Bridge grew up in Sydney where he took his BA in History at the University of Sydney. He has both a PhD in History and a Diploma in Education from Flinders University of South Australia and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
    He taught in the History Departments at Flinders and the University of New England before his appointment to his current position in 1997. He has held visiting fellowships at Churchill College and Clare Hall, Cambridge, the National Library of Australia, and the Australian Prime Ministers’ Centre, Canberra.
    His current research falls into four areas: the history of Australian diplomacy and defence; war and society in twentieth century Australia; Australian historiography; and the history of the British world.

    The ticket price includes the lecture and a welcome drink.

    We are invited to optionally join the Cryptos members at a buffet dinner following the lecture (8.15pm to 9.15pm) followed by port in the “Smoking Room”. There is an additional charge of £30 for dinner – please contact the BAS office separately to book this as we are limited in numbers.

    The Reform Club is one of the grand London private clubs and this is a rare opportunity for non-members to experience the very traditional atmosphere of the club and to partake of the hospitality of its members.

    Lecture and drink: £25 for BAS members, £35 for their guests
    (payable by logging in with your membership credentials)

    Dinner: £30, please contact the office to reserve your place. Note that places for dinner are strictly limited.


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