Dinner Journal

Rising to the Battery Challenge Dinner

Oxford Said Business School, October 31st 2018 The dinner took place in the West Wing of the Said Business School, also known as The Thatcher Business Education Centre, which was completed in 2013. It was a break from our usual choice of venue where we try to make a link to the grandeur of our Victorian industrial heritage, compatible with [...]

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Power up the UK from South Wales Dinner

Cardiff City Hall, Sept 13th, 2018. THE VENUE Cardiff City Hall looks more like the Tuileries Palace in Paris than a City Hall. The entrance is relatively modest but opens into a marbled hall that could find itself at home in Buckingham Palace. There were over 60 attendees, the largest for a dinner so far, putting some pressure on the [...]

By | September 13th, 2018|Categories: Events, News, People|0 Comments

Oxford Space Odyssey Dinner

Rhodes House, July 4th 2018. The dinner took place in the vast timber-framed hall at Rhodes House, an echo of England’s Imperial past with Oxford whimsicality added. The theme of Space was an interesting one to consider in such a ‘spacious’ environment. The Oxford area encompassing Culham and Harwell is a leader in the emerging field of ‘New space’ and [...]

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Liverpool Sensor City Dinner, May 10, 2018

BESSEMER SOCIETY DINNER SENSOR CITY, LIVERPOOL, MAY 10TH 2018 LIVERPOOL OPEN TO THE WORLD Speakers Sir Robin Saxby: Founding CEO of ARM Holdings; Angel investor, mentor Jon Hague: Vice President for Science and Technology, Unilever Homecare Divsion Iain Hennessey: Clinical Director of Innovation at Alder Hey Children ‘Living’ Hospital   The Evening Sensor City is an iconic building designed to reflect the [...]

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Oxford Acceleration Dinner, March 8th 2018

F1 ACCELERATION MODEL Speakers Mark Preston: Team Leader, TECHEETAH Formula E Racing Team; Founder, Street Drone and Preston Racing, based in Oxford. Graeme Purdy: Founding CEO of AIM listed, Ilika plc, Southampton Jarl Severn: Managing Director of privately owned, Owen Mumford, Woodstock, Oxford The Evening It was a packed house in the Varsity Club, Oxford High Street. The evening consisted [...]

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Launch of the Bristol Bessemer Society

September 27, 2017, The Engine Shed, Bristol Professor Guy Orpen, Provost of the University of Bristol, welcomes guests at the Engine Shed, now transformed from a city networking hub into a high class dinner venue. BRISTOL AT THE CENTRE Bristol is a leading centre of the aerospace industry, and, with Cambridge, the leading centre for the semiconductor and wireless communities [...]

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