Past Masters’ Dinner

Thursday 7th September 2017

In & Out Club, St James

In its third year, the Past Masters’ Dinner has established itself firmly in the Master’s calendar. It is an opportunity for the new Master to bounce ideas off the combined wisdom of our Past Masters. At dinner, we had the Father of the Court, Rolf Christophersen and at the other end of the spectrum, the youthful Immediate Past Master, Charles Miller. Before dinner, we had an opportunity to enjoy a glass or two of champagne and a cigar on the balcony overlooking the courtyard. The dinner was excellent with attentive service. I sought the advice of my elders on three issues and I received very robust steers on two of them. One issue was even considered to be an idea with merit. Chatham House rules prevent me from disclosing the nature of what was discussed. After dessert, Rolf called a close to the robust steers by saying “Takk for maten”.

After dinner, we retired to the courtyard for port, coffee, cigars and, in Rolf’s case, a pipe. A delightful evening and thank you, Past Masters, for joining me.