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Library Dinner 2023

November 24, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 11:59 pm


Friday 24th November, from 6:30pm in the Newsroom

The traditional Library Dinner showcases the importance of our library to the Athenaeum’s past, present and future. It is the first of the three formal events scheduled for this Presidential year and includes a reception drink, a delicious meal and talk from guest speaker Dr David Jordan, titled: Whose Past is it Anyway?. This talk will explore the importance of communities in exploring their own archaeological heritage.

This year we will also be marking the forthcoming retirement of our librarian Mrs Joan Hanford and celebrating her many years of service.

As is usual with the Library Dinner, a portion of the ticket price (£20) represents a donation which will help to fund a Library project. This year it is the restoration of a Gillows desk that has been generously donated to the Library by one of our Proprietors. When refurbished, the desk will make a handsome addition to the Library Reading Room – and will be available for use to all members!

The evening begins with reception drinks in the Newsroom at 6:30pm.

Tickets are £65 each.

Please note that this is a ‘black tie’ event – a chance to dress up – and gentlemen should wear dinner suits with bow ties.

You can book this event now via the Members’ Area of via the Concierge.


A copy of the Menu and event schedule can be found below, should you have any dietary requirements please highlight these at the point of booking.


Mosaic of Seafood and Salmon

Cucumber, Caper & Dill Relish


Crème Fraiche, Tomato and Artichoke Terrine (v)

Cucumber, Caper & Dill Relish


Main Course

Boudin Of Chicken with Haggis

Grey Poupon & Girolle Mushroom sauce

Served with Savoy Cabbage and Leeks, Potato Croquette


Aubergine Steak (v)

Grey Poupon & Girolle Mushroom sauce

Served with Savoy Cabbage and Leeks, Potato Croquette



Elderflower poached pear, lemon pannacotta. (v)


Event Schedule:

18:30-19:00 Drinks Reception

19:00-19:30 Speeches

19:30-21:00 Dinner

21:00 After Dinner Talk

The Newsroom will be open until 11:00pm following the talk.


November 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 11:59 pm
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