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Thursday 30 November 2017

Michaelmas Term Dinner


Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

AGM for Trinity College Dublin, Dining Club London will be held at 6.30, open to all members,
to be followed by the dinner
7.00 for 7.30pm           Lounge suit                   £65

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Speaker Mr Adrian O’Neill, The Ambassador of Ireland to the United Kingdom

Adrian O’Neill was formerly Secretary General at Áras an Uachtaráin to both Presidents Mary McAleese and Michael D Higgins.  In this role, he assisted in the State Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth ll to Ireland in May 2011 and the return State Visit of President Higgins to Britain in April 2014. 

His previous post was Second Secretary at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

A Trinity College Dublin graduate, Adrian has previously served in Boston, Washington and Madrid.

With Brexit set to dominate the political discourse between Britain and Ireland in the coming years, he will be fulfilling his diplomatic duties during one of the most crucial periods for the two countries in recent memory.


Thursday 22 February 2018

Hilary Term Dinner


Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER
7.00 for 7.30pm           Lounge suit                   £65

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Speaker: Mark Little, Irish Journalist, television presenter, author & ‘social media visionary’

Mark began his career in journalism working for The Sunday Business Post. He was then hired in 1991 by RTÉ, his employer for almost two decades, initially as a TV reporter for their News and Current Affairs programme. Four years later, he became RTÉ's first Washington Correspondent, meeting such US politicians as Bill ClintonHillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Returning to Dublin in 2001 to become RTÉ's Foreign Affairs Correspondent, he won the TV Journalist of the Year in the ESB National Media Awards.

Mark Co-presented RTÉ's flagship current affairs programme, Prime Time, for seven years, as well as presenting many RTÉ News specials.    He presented the documentary programme Who’s Afraid of Islam? in 2006 and also reported from disaster and conflict areas such as Iraq, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.    In 2008, he presented American Dream: Dead or Alive on RTÉ One.

In 2009, he left RTÉ to found Storeyful, the first news agency of the social media age, which he developed with other journalists.  It was so successful that it was bought in 2013 by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.

Mark has written three books: Turn Left at Greenland, Zulu Time and The New America, the last published in 2008.    Mark read Economic & Social Studies at TCD and was President of the Students’ Union.  

Andy Rogers
Club Chairman

Welcome to the Trinity Dining Club London website. You will find much about this enterprising social club, which is for any TCD graduates worldwide.

Its aims are to enable members to meet informally and socially several times a year and in Irish fashion to enjoy pleasant dinners together.

Dinner is followed by a short address by a speaker of distinction, with constructive discussion to follow.

Other aims include keeping members up to date with TCD affairs and encouraging members to be involved with and to make a contribution to Ireland. This includes educational, cultural, economic and political matters.

If you are a graduate of TCD and would like to apply to become a member of the Dining Club, please click here for an application form.

For more information, please contact the club through the Chairman or Hon. Secretary.

Past Guest Speakers



TCD London Dining Club Bicentenary Dinner    18th June 2010

TCD London Dining Club Bicentenary Dinner   UK     21st October 2010


Mary Robinson
Club President

Club Vice Presidents
 and Committee


Thursday 17 May 2018

Trinity Term Dinner


Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER
7.00 for 7.30pm           Lounge suit                   £65

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Speaker: Paul Drechsler CBE, President of the Confederation of British Industry

Paul is President of the Confederation of British Industry and also Chairman of Bibby Line Group which has its headquarters in Liverpool. Before that he was Chairman and Chief Executive of Wates Group (2006-2014) and was honoured by HM The Queen with an Honorary CBE (2015) for services to the construction industry.

Paul previously lived and worked extensively in Brazil, the USA and the Netherlands and for five years was Chief Executive of one of ICI’s principal international businesses and a main board director.

He is Chairman of the charity, Teach First, Chancellor of Teesside University and a board member of Business in the Community. He was also Chairman of the National Skills Funding Agency until September 2015.

Paul graduated from Trinity College Dublin, with an Honours degree in Engineering Science. He has been an activist in the successful campaign that raised the funds to build the new TCD Business School building, which will open in 2019.