Speaker Programme – 2017 (as at 13.3.17)

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24th January 2017 – Helen Boaden, Director, BBC Radio. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF

21st February 2017. Professor Douglas McWilliams, President of CEBR This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum to be hosted by Synaps Partners LLP at Smith & Williamson, 25 Moorgate, London. EC2R 6AY.

28th March 2017 – Claire Fox, Director, The Institute of Ideas.   Claire’s topic will be “I find that Offensive” – based on her amazing and provocative book of the same title. It’s about Free Speech (in particular, its demise) and political correctness (in particular, its emerging dominance). In fact, all the stuff that generates great debate! This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum.   The venue will be 28 Portland Place, London. W1B 1LY. The first 40 of those booking through Eventbrite will receive a free copy of Claire’s book “I find that offensive” within a few days of booking.

27th April 2017 – Now to be held on 12.7.17

24th May 2017 – Anthony Hilton, Financial and Business Editor, Contributor, Speaker and Journalist, Evening Standard and often elsewhere. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF

22nd June 2017 – Amanda BlancGroup CEO – AXA. This will be held at a central London venue – to be announced shortly.

12 July 2017 – An expert panel led debate – “Does Brexit herald good news or bad news for Financial Services?” More info to follow.

20th September 2017 – Sir Steve WebbDirector of Policy & External Comms at the Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Ltd. Steve was a LibDem MP for Northavon from 1997 to 2010 and for Thornbury & Yate from 2010 to 2015. He was Minister of state for Pensions in the Cameron Administration. This is planned as a Topical Issues Forum to be hosted by Charles Russell Speechlys. 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD. .

28th November 2017 – The Lord Browne of Madingley – Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DEA, Chairman of the Trustees of both the Tate and the QEII Prize for Engineering and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University. Lord Browne was Group Chief Executive of BP from 1995 until 2007. The venue will be the Royal Thames Yacht Club, 60 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LF 

Speaker Programme – 2018 (as at 13.2.17)

6th February 2018“The role of the private sector in Healthcare – home and abroad” which will be kindly hosted by BUPA at their new offices in London. The Speakers will be announced during the course of 2017.This is a provisional agreement.

September – 2018Charles MooreCharles Moore is a former editor of The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Spectator and currently writes for these publications. Charles tells us – “In principle, I should be pleased to speak for Devonshire House but I am at present making an absolute rule not to take on any more speaking engagements until I have met my deadlines for the final volume of my Thatcher book. I would be available, I hope, in the second half of 2018, if that were still of interest to you.” (Provisional agreement for September 2018.

DHN Members – Individual and Corporate – have preferential rates at all Events. More info about Membership at www.DevonshireHouseNetwork.co.uk