Cambridge Fundraising Committee Events

Join the Cambridge Fundraising Committee for a wide range of fascinating events

16 November 2022

The Cambridge Fundraising Committee has generously supported us since 1999. Throughout the year they run a whole host of interesting events to raise money for our Cambridge ‘Homes from Home’, Acorn House and Chestnut Houses. Read on to find out what they have planned this autumn.

To purchase tickets for an event listed below, please email the Cambridge Fundraising Committee or call 01638 751474.

 

Monday 26 Sep: Frida Kahlo: A Life In Art

Fiona Rose, Arts Society Lecturer, will give an illustrated talk about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, her tumultuous life, and her art.
• Coffee & biscuits at 10:30. Talk at 11:00. Tickets £10
• Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Wednesday 5 Oct: Luncheon – Mountbattens And Wimbledon

Alan Gray MBE has umpired and judged at Wimbledon for 25 years, during which he officiated at six finals. Alan will give an amusing illustrated talk about his experiences.
Andrew Lownie talked about his book ‘Traitor King’ at our last luncheon. This time he will present his book ‘Mountbattens: their Lives and Loves’.
• First talk at 12:30 followed by a two-course lunch, wine & coffee
• Gift Stalls and coffee from 11:00. Tickets £40.00
• Madingley Hall Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Wednesday 12 Oct: HMS Bellerophon

David Allars will give an illustrated talk about HMS Bellerophon, known as ‘Billy Ruffian’, a Royal Navy fighting ship that took part in all the major sea battles from 1786 – 1836.
• Wine at 19:30. Talk at 20:00 Tickets. £10.00 (includes wine)
• Foxton Village Hall, 9 Hardman Road, Foxton CB22 6RN

Friday 14 Oct: A Concert With The Quantz Ensemble

A programme of baroque chamber music featuring works by Handel, Quantz and their contemporaries, introduced in an entertaining way. Performers: Lizzie Molloy (flute), Clare Durrant (recorder), Hugh Molloy (cello), Colin Durrant (harpsichord).
• Start time: 19:00. Tickets £18.00 (includes wine and canapés)
• St Andrew’s Church, Mingle Lane, Stapleford CB22 5SY

Tuesday 18 Oct: Winged Scalpel: A Surgeon At The Frontline Disaster

Richard Villar, formerly an orthopaedic surgeon in Cambridge, was Regimental Medical Officer to the SAS and team leader for the UK Disaster Response. He will give a talk about his experiences in 30 countries.
• Wine at 19:00. Talk at 19:30. Tickets £14.00 (includes wine)
• Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Wednesday 19 Oct: The Savoy – Tea Party

Susan Scott, Archivist at the Savoy, will entertain us with the history of this famous hotel.
• Talk at 14:00. Tickets £16.00 (afternoon tea)
• Freemasons Hall, Bateman St, Cambridge CB21 1NA

Friday 21 Oct: Luncheon – Guest Speakers

Our speakers will be Rt Hon The Lord Howard of Lympne and Lady Howard. Michael Howard is a politician & Sandra Howard is an author. Michael will give an entertaining talk about his views on the world today, and Sandra will describe her writing career and discuss her latest book ‘Love At War’.
• First talk at 12:30hr followed by a two-course lunch, wine & coffee
• Gift stalls and coffee from 11:00. Tickets £40.00
• Madingley Hall, Cambridge CB23 8AQ

Thursday 3 Nov: ‘Devil-land: England Under Seige’

Dr Clare Jackson, Fellow of Trinity Hall, will discuss her book which starts on the eve of the Spanish Armada and concludes 100 years later. Described as “perception changing” by Andrew Marr, it was chosen as Book of the Year by the New Statesman, Times, TLS & Sunday Times,
and won the Wolfson History Prize, 2022.
• Wine at 19:00. Talk at 19:30. Tickets £13.00 (includes wine)
• Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Tuesday 15 Nov: Thomas Cook & The Origins of Popular Tourism 1841-2019

Paul Smith, archivist for Thomas Cook, will give an illustrated talk about Thomas Cook’s vision of how to make travel easier and safer for Britons.
• Wine at 19:00. Talk at 19:30. Tickets £13.00 includes wine
• Gog Magog Golf Club, Shelford Bottom, Cambridge CB22 3AB

Wednesday 16 Nov: Tea party

Barley Roscoe MBE will talk about her 40 years on reception for the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, assessing the antiques people bring and deciding which expert would be most interested in the item.
Jane Ewart, a silver expert, advises and looks after several silver collections, including the Loan Collection at 10 Downing Street.
• Talks start at 14:00. Tickets £16.00 (includes afternoon tea)
• Freemasons Hall, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1NA

To purchase tickets for an event, please email the Cambridge Fundraising Committee or call 01638 751474.

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