Trinity College Dublin, Dining Club London
Founded 1810
Re-formed 1894

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Michaelmas Term Dinner

Tuesday 21 September 2021


Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER

7.00 for 7.30pm     Lounge suit              £72 per person

Download booking form for this dinner here


Speaker: Dame Frances Cairncross DBE, FRSE, FAcSS

Dame Frances Cairncross DBE, FRSE, FAcSS, has had a distinguished career as a journalist, editor, academic, author and government advisor. She is a graduate of St Anne’s College, Oxford and Brown University, Rhode Island.

Early in her career she was a journalist - for much of that time an economics commentator and later running the Women’s Page for the Guardian. This was followed by 20 years at The Economist as a writer on environment, media and corporate management followed by senior editorial roles there.

She has published internationally on economics, business and the effect of the global communications revolution on society and economics.

She has chaired numerous organisations including the Economic and Social Research Council. For 10 years until 2014 Dame Frances was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford and since 2015 has been Chair of the Court of Heriot-Watt University.

In 2018 she was asked by the then government to chair a review into the sustainability of high quality journalism. The Cairncross Review was published in 2019.

Dame Frances has been awarded numerous honorary degrees, including one from Trinity College Dublin (2005)

Joint Dinner with the TCD Association

 24 or 25 November 2021 tbc
7pm for 7.30pm

Lansdowne Club
9 Fitzmaurice Pl, London W1J 5JD

Programme tbc

Welcome to the Trinity Dining Club London website

Club Chairman: Andy Rogers

This enterprising social club is open to 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.  Please see more details on the Alma Mater page.

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

In times of Corona Virus……. 

The Dining Club looks forward to arranging more dinners for its members and their friends just as soon as this becomes possible.  Future dinners will be posted on this website immediately, with details of our Speakers and a booking form. This information will also be emailed to our members. 

Members: if you would like to update your contacts, please advise

Non-Members:  If you are a TCD graduate and would like to join our club, please send a Membership application form to our Hon Sec as above. The fee for Life Membership is £25. You will then receive invitations to all future dinners. Non-Members may apply to attend our dinners before making this decision!

We greatly look forward to welcoming you to a dinner soon