Events list 2015

Published 5th January


15th – The Britain-Australia Society Award
Presented to the Rt Hon William Hague by Lord Carrington

26th – A Celebration of Arthur Phillip (Bicentennial Trust)
Annual service and lunch in the Governor’s honour



2nd – Annual General Meeting

2nd – New High Commissioner to Australia
Farewelling Menna Rawlings as she takes up her post in Canberra



11th – Visit to Chartwell with Randolph Churchill
A hosted visit by Sir Winston’s great-grandson to the house and grounds with lunch

14th – Muriel Matters London Premiere
Film about the energetic and committed emancipator

16th – Royal Brompton / Harefield reception
Commemorating Harefield Hospital and it’s Australian links

17th – London Legacy Centennial Ball
The gala 100th anniversary ball

20th – Reform Club Lecture with drinks
Joining with the Reform “Cryptos” society about Gallipoli

21st – The Waler
Documentary of Australia’s own War Horse

25th – ANZAC Day – various locations
B-AS representatives attended services around the country

26th – Norwich Cathedral ANZAC Service
A special Centenary Service by the Norfolk Bransh



11th – Daniel Koek / Greta Bradman
South Australian pop singer and soprano – old schoolmates

13th – The BAS Lecture – Paul Madden
Hearing tales from the returning British High Commissioner to Australia

15th – Royal Windsor Horse Show
Entry and lunch in the Members’ Enclosure

20th – Ballot for Wimbledon tickets
Our very popular ballot for one of three pairs of Centre Court tickets

24th – AHCC v Royal Household Cricket
The Australia House Cricket Club’s first game of the year in Royal Windsor



2nd – One Day of the Year
Visit to an iconic Australian play and meet the cast over drinks

24th – Ballot for Lords tickets
A pair of Test Tickets at Lords keenly sought by members

29th – The SA Reform Club Dinner
Celebration of the connection between the club and South Australia

30th – Auction – Business Class return to Australia with Etihad
Generously donated by our partner Etihad Airways



17th – Ballot – Ashes tickets c/o Etihad
Etihad also generously offered a pair of tickets for our members

21st – Bradman XI v BAS XI
Hosting the Bradman Foundation XI at an iconic Eton pitch

23rd – Garden Party at Stoke Lodge
Ever-popular visit to the High Commissioner’s beautiful residence

25th – Marriage of Figaro at West Green HouseOpera and dinner in a stately country garden setting



2nd – AHCC v Sutton CC
Another fixture on the AHCC tour

18th – AHCC v Bank of England CC
Held at the Bank’s own cricket ground



9th – Reception with the Cook Society at Norton Rose
A talk by rugby icon Eddie Butler with views over the City of London



12th – Arthur Phillip Service and Lunch
Annual celebration organised by the West Country Branch

14th – Secret Event in the City
We can’t tell you as it is a private invitation – but it’s special!



4th – Reception with Lord Marland
Drinks reception while hearing from the head of the Commonwealth Business Investment Council

24th – Private Delegation to CHOGM Business Conference
B-AS has been asked to form a delegation to this important conference

26th – Western Australian Wine Regions tasting
A chance to taste many of the best WA wines hosted by the WA Agent-General



15th – Carols Service at St Mary le Bow
Our traditional end-of-year get-together with VIPs, carols, mince pies and wine