AIACE-UK London – Summer 2020
The next outing for the AIACE-UK/London group, in Summer 2020, will be to the Museum of the Bank of England. The fascinating and free exhibition, displayed in a series of wonderful rooms and featuring original documents, photos, drawings and artefacts, bank note design and security aspects, explains how the Bank was founded, the role it plays in the economy, quantitative easing (!), the history of and manufacturing of currency - https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/museum
We can have an introductory presentation in the cinema, also free, followed by free time looking at the exhibition. No free samples of gold ingots but it is possible to buy chocolate ones!
Lunch could be at the Enoteca da Luca, an excellent Italian restaurant where we ate two years ago, or at one of the many excellent pubs or other restaurants in the area.
In order to catch the special exhibition, which closes on 29 May, the optimum date for our get-together would be w/b 18 May, which is rather early in the year? We should also avoid the AIACE-UK AGM so I hope to find out where and when that will be; I gather it is likely to be in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. And also try to avoid meetings of other local groups over that mid-summer period.
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Members of the London Group have lunch in June 2019
- In November 2015, we were invited by the European Medicines Agency for a series of talks on the origins and purpose of the EMA and a detailed description of its work. We were also taken on a tour of the premises and entertained to a very pleasant lunch in the Promenade Room, overlooking Canary Wharf.
- In June 2016, the AIACE-UK/London group enjoyed a guided tour of Middle Temple, in the middle of 'legal London' and a tasty lunch in the Elizabethan Hall in June.
- In August 2016, we were privileged to hear from Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, on the origins, work and future plans for the agency. Several members were able to put questions to the Director who was very generous with his time in answering them.
- In November 2016, a group of nearly 50 people were taken around the delights of the Guildhall Art Gallery by two expert guides and then enjoyed a very tasty lunch at La Taberna Etrusca, ' a little slice of Italy in the City'.
- In June 2017 we had a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, followed by tea on the terrace.
- In June 2018, the group visited Tower Bridge, followed by a very pleasant lunch.
- We visited Spencer House in June 2019. Spencer House (https://www.spencerhouse.co.uk/) was built by John, the first Lord Spencer, ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales, and is London's finest surviving eighteenth-century town house.
The London group coordinator is Pamela Mayorcas
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