October 1, 2015
The 56th Grand Chapitre will be held from 1st to 4th October in the beautiful Buckinghamshire riverside town of Marlow on Thames. Thursday’s Dîner Amical is in the world famous Cliveden House, previously home of the Astor family, and now in the ownership of The National Trust. Next morning there will be a visit to Waddesdon Manor, home of Baron Eric de Rothschild and again now cared for by the National Trust. Our Welcome Dinner that evening takes place in the Versailles Room of the Danesfield Hotel.
As is now our custom, the induction of new members and promotees will take place on Saturday morning to allow the maximum participation by our professionals. This year we are especially privileged to be able to hold the Induction in nearby Henley Town Hall. Our Inducting Officer will be Ari Arvonen, Bailli Délégué de Finlande and Membre du Conseil Magistral
Saturday afternoon has the opportunity to take a gentle river cruise together with tea aboard Hibernia. Then in the evening our Gala Dinner will be in the spectacular Stoke Park Club in Stoke Poges surrounded by hundreds of acres of parkland (see image). On Sunday our farewell lunch is in the famous foodie village of Bray. We have selected Heston Blumenthal’s Michelin-starred Hinds Head.