Scottish Section Annual Chinese Luncheon

Date: Friday 14th December 2018
Venue: Saigon, Saigon Restaurant, 14 South St. Andrew Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AZ
Time: 12 noon for 1.00pm

I am pleased to advise that our next event will be our Annual Chinese Luncheon at Saigon, Saigon Restaurant. The restaurant is very easy to find, if you have not been there before, and is very close to the Main Bus Station and also Waverley Station. Now that the trams are also running there is a stop at St. Andrew Square which is ideal for the restaurant. Saigon, Saigon is located just off Princes Street on South St. Andrew Street and if you are driving, the nearest covered parking is  Greenside. The cost of the luncheon this year has been held at £25 per head . A cash bar will be available from 12 noon.

Those of you who have attended these lunches previously are aware that this is an informal lunch and a chance to meet up with old friends. The restaurant specialises in Dim Sum and the menu will consist of a good selection of Dim Sum dishes as well as main courses and dessert. The quality of the food is excellent as evidenced by the number of Chinese who regularly use the restaurant. I would hope to see as many as possible of you on the 14th December and would ask that you let me know by 7th December at the latest if you wish to attend.

With kind regards


Roy Dewar
Convener of the Scottish Region

Annual Lecture with Barbara Anslow

‘Tin Hats & Rice: A Diary of Life as a Hong Kong Prisoner of War, 1941-1945′

Date: Monday 19th November 2018
Venue: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, 11 Stratford Place, Marylebone, London W1C 1ES
Time: 6.30pm Cash bar, 7.00pm Lecture, 8.00pm Supper


Barbara Anslow was born in Scotland in 1918. In 1938 her family moved to Hong Kong where Barbara and her elder sister joined the Hong Kong Government as shorthand typists.

Her father died in 1940. Despite the risk of a Japanese attack, and expatriate women and children being evacuated to Australia, Barbara and her mother and sisters decided to stay in Hong Kong; the alternative was to return to the UK which the Germans were continuously bombing. So the Redwoods were caught in Hong Kong in 1941 when Japan attacked, and after the surrender they were interned for three-and-a-half years in Stanley Camp. There, Barbara worked in the hospital office, kept her diary, taught shorthand and wrote plays for the children to enact.

After the war ended, she resumed her job with the Hong Kong Government and also became Hansard reporter for the Legislative Council until her marriage to Frank, whom she had first met in Stanley. They had five children in Hong Kong.

About ten years ago, Barbara read that war diaries were becoming popular: until then, no one but herself had seen her diaries. So she sent them to a Stanley group on the internet which posted them online. This reunited her with old friends from the camp, and their descendants asked her questions about the experience. This publicity had some incredible results: an invitation to the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace; a television interview on the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, after which she recited a war poem before Prince Charles and hundreds of Pacific War veterans; and a parade through London streets lined with cheering and waving crowds.

‘Tin Hats & Rice’ will be available for purchase at the lecture and Barbara will be happy to sign these for you on the night. If you cannot attend the lecture and would like to purchase the book it will be available from all good bookshops or online.

A cash bar will be available from 6.30 pm and for a short time after the lecture.

A two course supper with Barbara Anslow and other participants will be organised in a private room in the club after the lecture, finishing no later than 9.30pm.

Women’s Lunch with Carmel Greenwood

Date: Thursday 15th November
Venue: San Lorenzo Restaurant, 22 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 INH
Time: 12.30 for 1.00pm
We are delighted that Carmel Greenwood has accepted our invitation as guest speaker for our Autumn lunch.


The topical theme for the lunch is ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – a great excuse to wear your most glamorous outfit and daytime bling!

Carmel Greenwood arrived in Hong Kong in 1966  as a secretary and became a very successful stockbroker with an American firm and went on to open her own financial business investing and making a lot of money for clients. Having mixed with the rich and famous elite of Asia she will have you laughing at the ‘Crazy Rich Asians’.

Author of ‘Letting Go & Loving Life’, ‘Soul Energy’ and ‘ Wake Up Mum – Drugs are stealing our Children’; she gives talks around the world and has many celebrity clients. Carmel’s inspirational style and positive outlook transforms the way people feel, teaching them how to live more joyfully and passionately in the pursuit of heartfelt desires.

The price includes a 2 course lunch with wine in a beautiful private room at the San Lorenzo restaurant in Knightsbridge.

Regional Supper in Tunbridge Wells

Date: Friday 9th November 2018
Venue: Dragon Tan Chinese Restaurant, 83 Calverley Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2UY
Time: 6.30 for 7.00pm

‘Regional lunches or suppers’, for members of the Hong Kong Society and those who want to maintain links with others with interests in, and connections with, Hong Kong, have worked well. These can be arranged wherever significant numbers of members live.


Last year’s regional supper in Tunbridge Wells was a great success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. HKS committee member Linora Bennet is very kindly organising this years regional supper where we will be returning to Dragon Tan Chinese Restaurant which serves authentic Chinese food. They will produce a ‘Hong Kong’ menu for us. Drinks will be from a cash bar.

We will aim to finish by 9.00 pm. Car parking is not a problem.

All members who live anywhere near are cordially invited to attend. The aim of this supper is to have a reunion of friends and others who know Hong Kong. It will only be really successful if members encourage others to come too: please do spread the word about the event and encourage as many as possible to attend.

Bonham’s Visit – Tour and discussion by Colin Sheaf, Chairman Asia and UK, Bonham’s

Date: Wednesday 7th November
Venue: 101 New Bond Street, London, Mayfair, London W1S 1SR
Time: Curated tours: Chinese art 3.00-3.45; Japanese art 3.45-4.15
Cost: Free to attend for members only

Every November, the London art world hosts an event unique in the global trade for collectors, dealers and academics fascinated by the cultural products of Asia. ‘Asian Art in London’  was created in 1999 to provide an intoxicating mixture of lectures, exhibitions, gallery openings and, above all, specialised auctions to a global audience attracted to the arts and crafts of China and Japan, and featuring artworks created between the Neolithic period and the 21st  century AD. Join Bonhams Asia and UK Chairman Colin Sheaf, an international authority on Chinese  art, for a private tour to  discuss aspects of the Chinese art on view in Bonhams New Bond St, before the Asian Art auctions take place on 08 November 2018.

Catalogues: available for purchase (optional, not required) at the reception desk for both sale previews
Refreshments: Bonhams Cafe (at 101 New Bond St) offers a variety of teas, coffees and fine wines before and after this private tour

Seminar: Hong Kong as a Fashion & Retail Hub – co-organised with the HKTDC

Date: Wednesday 7th November
Venue: The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT
Time: 6.30pm (registration 6.00pm)
Cost: Free to attend for members only

The Hong Kong Society Younger Members Group cordially invites you to our Business Seminar on “Hong Kong as a Fashion & Retail Hub” co-organised with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

Hong Kong is one of the major trading hubs for textiles, fashion and luxury products. It has been in the top 10 cities with the strongest international retailer presence for three consecutive years, attracting 86 new international brands in 2017. An increasing number of fashion brands and designers are leveraging Hong Kong’s trade platform to promote textiles and apparel in Asia / the Chinese mainland.

This event will highlight how Hong Kong has emerged as one of Asia’s leading lifestyle trendsetters and underline the strength of Hong Kong’s economy. Our panellists will discuss opportunities and challenges, followed by Q&A session and interactive networking opportunities.

Speakers and Presenters:
Ms Daisy Ip, Marketing Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Ms Ulrike Pohl, Founder, L’Effet
Ms Ada Y. Zhao, Founder & Chief Executive Officer,, a part of Curated Ventures
Chaired by Edith Lai, Chair of the Hong Kong Society Younger Members Group

Hong Kong Society Annual Dinner

Guest: Anneka Rice

Date: Thursday 1st November
Venue: The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), Armoury House, City Road, London, EC1Y 2BQ
Time: 6.45pm Cash Bar, 7.30 for 8.00pm Dinner
Dress: Lounge Suits


We are delighted that Anneka Rice, star of the 90’s BBC hit series ‘Challenge Anneka’ and former TVB/RTHK presenter has agreed to be ‘In Conversation
With’ with former HK Society Chairman (and erstwhile HK contemporary), Karen ‘KP’ Penlington Luard, continuing the lively informal format so successfully initiated by the late Sir David Tang.

Anneka had been working as an intern trainee for the BBC World Service when she moved to Hong Kong at just 19 years old – she secured a job there presenting the news on English language television station TVB Pearl and subsequently a separate drivetime hour on RTHK. After three years, she returned to the UK and a stellar career in broadcasting, highlighted by the massively popular ‘Challenge Anneka’ TV series. She returned to HK in 1993 to present ‘Passport to HK’, a one-off episode where two couples compete to win a stay in the city.

She currently presents The Happening on Radio 2 on Friday nights and is the regular stand-in for Jonathan Ross on The Arts Show. She has recently been on Hunted, Harry Hill Alien Fun Capsule, hosted the Radio 2 Arts Show and Radio 4 My Teenage Diaries.

Winnie Law

As in previous years, the Society will be featuring an item of Hong Kong culture year and we are thrilled that violinist Winnie Law will be playing for us. Born in Hong Kong, Winnie began playing the violin at age 6 under the tutelage of Li Wing Shun and Michael Ma, Head of Strings at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. In 2008, she received the Diploma of The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, and the Licentiate of Trinity College London later in 2011. Throughout high school, Winnie served as the concertmaster of the Senior Orchestra for the Hong Kong Metropolitan Youth Orchestra. In 2013, she was given full scholarship to tour with MYO to Vienna, Austria, and had the privilege of performing in Musikverein. In the same year, Winnie received the Howard Hanson Scholarship funded by the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. In 2016, she was selected by the school to perform with Eastman Philharmonia at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, New York, featuring the renowned soprano Renée Fleming. Under the tutelage of Oleh Krysa and Cyrus Forough, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman School of Music in 2017 with distinction and was a member of the Dean’s List. Winnie is currently pursuing her Master of Performance degree at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Ani Schnarch.

During the dinner there will be the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for the chance to win one of 3 fantastic prizes. Due to the reduced capacity of this dinner compared to previous years, the chance of winning a prize is considerably higher!

1st Prize: 2 return tickets to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific and 3 nights stay in the Harbour View Suite at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong with daily breakfast PLUS a 90 minute Oriental Essence massage for 2 AND a set tasting menu for 2 at Pierre

2nd Prize: Overnight stay for 2 in a studio suite at The Hari, London including dinner for two in the Il Pampero restaurant and breakfast the following morning

3rd Prize: Voucher worth £500 to spend towards lunch or dinner at China Tang Restaurant

Meet the Mentors Supper

Date: Thursday 25th October 2018
Venue: Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, London, W1C 1ES
Time: 7.00pm Conversation starts, 8.00pm Supper

A dinner for a maximum of 34 guests with four experienced mentors, all involved in the banking, legal and financial services industries, is being planned for the evening of Thursday 25th October. This is the sixth in a series of the ‘Meet the Mentor’ Suppers.

The mentors all from a variety of business backgrounds will relate their experiences to those attending and share their views and perceptions. This supper is suitable for all those thinking of embarking on, or furthering, careers in these industries; it will be an informal and useful exchange of information and discussion.

The dinner will be in a Private Room in the Oriental Club.

Booking is required. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Book below to confirm your place.

In the chair:

Sally Blyth (Patterson) is a Senior Coach and UK Deputy Head of Programme Management of Mandarin Consulting. She began her journalistic career at the BBC in London after graduating from London University. She went on to work in radio and television as a journalist, broadcaster, political commentator and writer in Hong Kong, where she lived for fifteen years. She has experience in publishing, public relations and marketing. She is also a qualified TEFL teacher.

Mark Patterson retired from Standard Chartered Bank in 2013, having worked for them in Hong Kong and London since 2004. He also worked in Hong Kong for 12 years as the CEO of Deutsche Morgan Grenfel. He is currently a Consultant in Financial Services and was previously a Committee Member of the Hong Kong Society.

The Mentors:

Benjamin Crystal – Managing Director, Head of Fintech, UBS
Benjamin is a Managing Director in UBS Investment Bank’s Corporate Client Solutions business. Ben is Head of Fintech for EMEA, advising clients on equity and debt fundraising as well as M&A. Ben has been with UBS for 16 years. Prior to joining UBS Ben read Jurisprudence at Oxford University.

Richard Pike – Partner, Thrings
Richard joined Thrings in 2015, having spent eight years in London where he worked in private practice with Addleshaw Goddard and Shepherd and Wedderburn. He also worked in-house at the London Development Agency, with Clark Holt in Swindon, and at one of Kenya’s largest commercial law firms.

James Proudlock – Chief Executive Officer, Direct Nickel Pty Ltd
James grew up in Singapore, and studied Chinese at SOAS Studies and Beijing Foreign Languages University. After graduating he joined Swire Pacific’s China Office in Hong Kong. He then spent 8 years as a sugar trader with ED&F Man Group based in Singapore and Auckland, where he was Managing Director of Man New Zealand Ltd and Chief Executive of Mackay Refined Sugars (NZ) Ltd. He left Man to start his own company He has subsequently held senior management positions at UBS and JPMorgan, and most recently was Deputy CEO of the London Metal Exchange. He is now the CEO of Direct Nickel Projects Ltd, an Australian-based company focused on the extraction of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores.

Yao Song – Director, Transaction Tax, Ernst & Young LLP

Mid-Autumn Festival Reception

Date: Friday 12th October
Venue: Beckett Lounge, Embassy Gardens, New Union Square, 5 Nine Elms, London SW8 5DA
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Come join us for a festive Mid-Autumn Festival Reception at the Beckett Lounge in the Embassy Gardens. The Beckett Lounge is situated in the Embassy Garden’s exclusive club with access granted to its residents only, right at the heart of Nine Elms next to the new American Embassy. In a once in a lifetime opportunity, members of our society will get to experience this oasis in the new and upcoming area of London.

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Falling on the 15th day of the 8th month according to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after the Chinese New Year. It takes its name from the fact that it is always celebrated in the middle of the autumn season. The day is also known as the Moon Festival, as at that time of the year the moon is at its roundest and brightest.

The evening will be a social cultural gathering for all Hong Kong Society members and their guests to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. There will be a self service buffet of canapes and wine. Feel free to bring your own non-flammable lanterns. We are also delighted that Noel Ng, Deputy Director-General of the HKETO will attend and give a short update on Hong Kong.

This event would not have been able to happen without the generous support of HKS member Marco Leung who is the host for the evening, he has been very supportive of the society since becoming a member.

Hong Kong Polo Day: Hong Kong versus Horse Guards

Date: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Venue: Ham Polo Club, Petersham Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AH
Time: Match starts at 2.30pm (but see below)
Dress: Smart casual (ties not required)


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In recent year, members of the Hong Kong Society have visited Ham once a year in order to watch this spectacular game; they now have the opportunity to cheer on their own team. It should be a very enjoyable day out for all the family. Only eight miles from Hyde Park Corner, Ham is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Founded in 1926, it has an established and distinguished reputation for excellent playing and social facilities combined with a relaxed family atmosphere.

We plan to organise the day at two levels: one for those who want to have a family, self-catering, relatively inexpensive day out and another level for those who want to spend the day in comfort, sipping enjoyable drinks, having a fuller lunch and watching the polo from comfortable seats in a special enclosure.

The main polo match will start at 2.30 pm and there will almost definitely be a second match in the afternoon. A match in the morning, before a lunch break at 1.00 pm, is very possible, but details will be sent along with a map.

There are two plans:

Plan A: Bring your own picnic/chairs/ rugs. Chukka Tukka, a van selling good snacks lunches and drinks, attends matches on that side of the ground.
Plan B: Sit on the veranda of the Clubhouse in the Members Enclosure, enjoying a three course buffet lunch, watching in comfort.

Please try and form parties, come with families or just come alone. We aim to have a good time and watch the most exciting game in the world and cheer on our own team.

The match is being supported by Old Park Lane Management, members of the Hong Kong Association. The main prizes are being contributed by Spink 1666.

Society Lunch in Gloucestershire

Date: Wednesday 4th July 2018
Venue: The Royal Oak Inn, The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 3DL
Time: 12.00 for 1.00pm

Last year’s Gloucestershire lunch was held in October, and in spite of some flu-related absences, was a full and lively event. This year we revert to July, and have again booked the (now traditional) Pavilion function room at The Royal Oak Inn. For those who have not been there, The Royal Oak is situated in the delightful village of Prestbury, on the outskirts of Cheltenham. It is convenient, pretty, friendly and the food (and beer) is often recommended. Particularly pleasant in summer, with horse racing and the Jazz Festival just over, and the Cheltenham Music Festival just starting!

Royal Oak

All members who live anywhere within reach are very cordially invited to attend – and an increasing number come from outside Gloucestershire. All are strongly encouraged to bring with them any friends with connections to Hong Kong.

Included in the cost of the event will be canapés and a welcoming glass of bubbly, a two-course meal, with tea or coffee to follow. There will be a speaker and lots of opportunities to mingle. It has proved possible in the last couple of years to include a bottle of wine per table in the price too – what an offer! A cash bar for other drinks will be available throughout.

Alastair Scott is again organising this event on behalf of the Society, and bookings and questions as to details, should be directed to him.

We look forward very much to seeing you.

Summer Party and Quiz

Date: Tuesday 26th June 2018
Venue: Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PX
Time: 7.00pm Drinks Reception (Cash bar); 8.00 Buffet Dinner; 9.00pm Quiz
Come and join us for The Hong Kong Society’s Summer Party and Quiz on Tuesday 26th June 2018 at The Cavalry & Guards Club.


Society members and their guests are invited to enjoy drinks on the Club’s  Terrace (weather permitting!) before a buffet supper in The Field Marshal’s Room.

After dinner there will be a short general knowledge fun quiz. The quiz is entirely optional and teams of 6 can be made up on the night.  Trophies will be awarded to the winning teams so get your thinking caps on.

Tickets for this event includes a hot and cold buffet supper. There will be a cash bar set up in The Field Marshal’s Room throughout the evening.

There is a dress code in the club of tailored jacket and ties for men and no denim or training shoes and the equivalent dress for ladies.

Guided Tour of the John Thomson Exhibition

A special guided tour for Hong Kong Society members of an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery|SOAS on China and Siam through the lens of John Thomson  

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Date: Thursday 3rd May 2018
Venue: Brunei Gallery|SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square,  London WC1H 0XG
Time: 6.30pm



This is the first London exhibition of Scottish photographer John Thomson’s (1837-1921) work which encompasses his ten years in Asia.  The exhibition will run from 13th April to 23nd June and includes images from newly discovered glass negatives held at the Wellcome Library, London.

Exhibition co-curator and Hong Kong Society member Betty Yao MBE will follow John Thomson’s footsteps starting from his photography studio in Hong Kong.  She will highlight the people and places he photographed and divulge the story, the twists and turns behind the survival of this valuable collection through 150 years.

For more information on the exhibition go to  There will be other related lectures and workshops.

Fireside Chat

A fire-side conversation, co-hosted by the

Hong Kong Society & EY Far East Network

Date: Monday 16th April 2018
Venue: Ernst & Young LLP, 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF
Time: 6.00 for 6.30pm


The Hong Kong Society has embarked on a series of ‘fire-side chats’ in collaboration with the EY Far East Network (EYFEN). The idea is for a guest VIP to be invited to deliver a talk/Q&A around his or her life experiences and career accomplishments. The chat will be with an experienced questioner.

We are delighted that Ms Su-Mei Thompson, has accepted the invitation to be the next guest speaker where she will talk about:

  • Her life journey – who and what motivated and inspired her?
  • Her career which has covered professional services, blue chip corporates, education and the NGO sector – how easy/hard is it to move across sectors?
  • Her current role as CEO of Media Trust. According to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer, trust in the media is at an all time low – how can the media regain the public’s trust?

Su-Mei Thompson is Chief Executive of Media Trust, which channels the creativity and skills of the media and creative industries to benefit charities, marginalised communities and young people.

Between 2009-2017, Su-Mei was CEO of The Women’s Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the advancement of women and girls in Hong Kong through research, community programmes, education and advocacy. In 2013, she founded the 30% Club Hong Kong, a group of chairmen and CEO leaders committed to bringing more women onto corporate boards.

Su-Mei holds law degrees from Cambridge and Oxford and an MBA from IMD where she was the first woman to graduate on the Dean’s list. She is also a past recipient of the HBSA-HK Andy Choa Scholarship which sponsors non-profit leaders to attend the SPNM program at Harvard Business School. She started her career at Linklaters as a corporate finance associate, while also serving as a lecturer and tutor in law at Kings College London. She went on to hold senior management positions at The Walt Disney Company, the Financial Times and Christie’s Asia.

Besides running Media Trust, Su-Mei is currently a council member of The Cheltenham Ladies College and serves on the board of Opera Hong Kong.

Su-Mei’s TED talk from 2015 “Dying To Be Thin” has attracted almost 100,000 views.

Su-Mei was a Judge for Campaign Asia’s Women Leading Change Awards 2017 and served as a Jury Member for the Cannes Glass Lions Awards 2016. She was the recipient of Public Affairs Asia’s 2016 Communicator of the Year Gold Standard Award. In 2015, she was the winner of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Women of Influence Award for Non-Profit Leader of the Year and the Hong Kong Adventist Hospital/Tatler Women of Hope Award for Power & Influence. She has also been recognised as one of Hong Kong’s 100 Most Influential People by Debrett’s and the South China Morning Post.


Her interviewer will be Ms Sally Patterson. Sally (who was better known in HK as Sally Blyth) began her journalistic career at the BBC after graduating from London University in Modern History. She went on to work in publishing and PR and also television and radio (RTHK and ATV) as a political journalist in Hong Kong where she lived from 1983-1997. She covered the negotiations on Hong Kong’s future up to the handover when she worked with BBC Television. She hosted her own weekly television current affairs programme and has extensive radio broadcasting and reporting experience. Her book, Hong Kong Remembers’ was launched in Hong Kong by the then Governor Chris Patten with the Foreword written by the former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Sally is now working as a Senior Coach with Mandarin Consulting, an organisation giving careers advice to Chinese students studying in the UK.

Chinese Art in Hong Kong – Collecting Societies, Museums and Auction Houses

Date: Friday 9th March 2018
Upper Ryder Street Gallery at Christies, 8 King St, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6QT
3.30pm Lecture, 4.30pm Refreshments


During the early to mid-20th century, collectors and dealers from mainland China brought an influx of Chinese art, along with their expertise on the subject, to the British colony of Hong Kong. Here large collections of Chinese art were built up in a multicultural environment, and the study of Chinese art was actively promoted through collectors’ societies, public exhibitions, scholarly publications and the art trade from the 1960s to 1990s. Through outlining the history, context and impact of private and institutional collecting in this specific geographical location, this talk examines how collecting networks and practices reflected as well as triggered broader trends in the consumption and perception of Chinese art, exemplifying the ways in which representative Hong Kong individuals and key institutions both continued Chinese traditions and appropriated Western methods in framing ideas of Chinese art.


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Ivy Chan is a Specialist in the Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Department at Christie’s, having joined the company in 2010. After reading History and Art History, she obtained her MA in History of Art and Archaeology of East Asia at the School of Oriental and African Studies, focusing on early Ming period ceramics. In addition to lecturing on the Christie’s Education Arts of China MA course, she has worked on multiple research and translation projects related to Chinese art and culture, and is currently completing her doctoral thesis on Chinese art collecting in Hong Kong at SOAS.

This event is for members of the Hong Kong Society only and places are on a first come first served basis.

Hong Kong Society Chinese New Year Dinner

Date: Tuesday 20th February
Venue: The Oriental Club, Stratford House, Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES
Time: 6:30pm Cash Bar, 7.00pm Dinner


Chinese New Year 2018, which falls on the 16th February, is the start of the year of the Dog. The Dog year is a time of fairness and equality. Integrity and honesty are the values that lead to success under Dog’s watchful and just influence. In general, we will all be imbued with the Dog’s keen sense of right and wrong.

Do come and celebrate CNY with the HK Society at our annual CNY dinner, which this year will once again be held at the Oriental Club. Last year, we were treated to a specially created Chinese menu from their Chef and they have assured us that the menu for this coming CNY dinner will also be an authentic Chinese one. The dinner will be in their private outside space the Shamiana.

The price includes all food but not drinks which will be available for purchase from  the cash bar. Our CNY Dinner is very popular and places tend to sell out quite quickly, so do register as soon as possible to confirm your place.

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