The Chairman, Anthony Murley, and the Organising Committee request the pleasure of your company at the Annual Dinner of the Hawks’ Club at The Savoy, London.
- Guest of Honour: Archie Cotterell
- Venue: The Savoy, Strand, London, London WC2R 0EU (River Entrance)
- Date: Wednesday 5th December 2018
- Complimentary Cobra Beer: From 7.00pm
- Dinner: 8.00pm in the Lancaster Room
- Dress Code: Black Tie
Members Only: this dinner is for Hawks’ Club Members only.
Guest of Honour
Archie Cotterell (Peterhouse) represented Young England and won three cricket Blues (1983-85), topping the batting averages in his final year and touring South Africa and Australia with the Combined Oxford & Cambridge side. He worked in equities in the City before turning to freelance writing. After years of rejection, his first novel, the thriller ‘What Alice Knew’, was published in 2017 and sold more than 50,000 copies. It achieved the unusual ‘double’ of receiving a highly positive review in the Times Literary Supplement while being on sale in Asda.
Tony Murley (St Catharine’s) read history/land economy, subjects which 40 years ago didn’t unduly interfere with sport. He represented the University at golf, rugby fives and cricket, narrowly missing out on a cricket blue. He has subsequently had a fulfilling career in property and finance having made an early decision to be his own man and setting up on his own account in 1988. He sings bass in The London Chorus, one of the capital’s leading amateur choirs and has had the privilege of performing in all of London’s major concert venues.
Wines: please purchase BEFORE the dinner, in the same area where the complimentary Cobra is served, so that the waiters and waitresses can progress with serving the food.
Wine Service Charge: we would like to make you aware The Savoy includes a 10% ‘discretionary’ service charge on all wine purchases. This charge is immediately added to your bill but can be removed if you ask the Savoy sales staff when making your purchase. You would then be free to tip your waiter at the table.
Event LocationThe Savoy Hotel (River Entrance)