Henry L. Stimson Lectures on World Affairs: Britain and Europe in a Troubled World with Vernon Bogdanor

In April, Vernon Bogdanor will present “Britain and Europe in a Trouble World.” As stated by the MacMillan Center,

“Reserve but Proud Reserve. Britain Detached from Europe”

Vernon Bogdanor is a frequent contributor to TV, radio, and the press. In 2008, he was awarded the Sir Isaiah Berlin Award by the Political Studies Association for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies. His books include Devolution; The People and the Party System: The Referendum and Electoral Reform in British Politics; Multi-Party Politics and the Constitution; Power and the People: A Guide to Constitutional Reform; Devolution in the United Kingdom; The New British Constitution; and The Coalition and the Constitution.”

For more information: https://macmillan.yale.edu/calendar

Yale Club of London: Registration now open for next Theatre Circle Event

Apologies, if you tried and were unable to register for this event yesterday. The issue has been corrected and the event is now open for members’ registration, so please try again.


by Martyna Majok (YSD ’12)

directed by Edward Hall

starring Adrian Lester

followed by Q&A with the cast

Thursday, 28th February 2019

6:30 Networking Drinks at Theatre Bar

7:30 Performance

Post show Q&A in the Theatre

Hampstead Theatre

Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage

London NW3 3EU

Please Note:  Tickets will be distributed on the night by May Gibson.


YCL General Admission: £35


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Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collections

link to library catalog record

The Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collections  presents images of visual materials from library’s collection. The majority of the library’s world-renowned collection of English caricatures and political satirical prints from the late-seventeenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries are presented in the Digital Collections, including works by Gillray, Rowlandson, Woodward, Bunbury, and Newton, among others as well as the Library’s extraordinary collection of works by William Hogarth.

Prints, drawings, and watercolors related to Horace Walpole’s collection and house at Strawberry Hill are also represented, including several extra-illustrated editions of Walpole’s Description of the Villa, once owned by William Bawtree, Richard Bull, Thomas Kirgate, and Walpole himself as well as other volumes formerly in Walpole’s library such as his A Collection of Prints Engraved by Various Persons of Quality, and albums of drawings by his friends Richard Bentley and John Chute, as well as an Album of Drawings with natural history illustrations by Maria Sybilla Merian. Recent additions include selected portraits, including ones by George Vertue, and topographical views, several groups of prints known as the Cries of London (both those by Marcellus Laroon and those by Paul Sandby), and a selection of ephemera: trade cards, advertisements, invitations, and bookplates, ballads and broadsides, selected manuscripts, and many playbills from London and regional British theatres.



Yale Club of Ireland Pop-up Arts Residency

The inaugural Yale Club of Ireland Pop-up Musician/Artist/Writer/ Whatever Residency was recently awarded to Annelisa Leinbach ’16. The Pop-Up MAWW Residency provides the recipient with a two-week retreat in a rural setting, in peace-and-quiet, with no requirement to teach, workshop, exhibit, or perform.

Annelisa spent the residency painting and drawing, while neither teaching, exhibiting, workshopping nor performing. Part of the residency saw her hop from Dublin to Meath and Monaghan, ending up in Derry/L’Derry, following a trail of hospitable Yale Club members.

She is inspired by nature, politics, and travel; she currently lives in Berlin, Germany.

Annelisa’s work has appeared on album covers and in galleries, including the Yale Art Gallery. She has been published in the Goethe Institut Magazine, The Art of Eating, The Center for Constitutional Rights, the Yale Daily News, where she served as illustrations and comics editor, senior illustrator, and senior photographer; and in the Yale Record, where she served as art director. She recently co-edited a book on drone photography technique written by National Geographic photographer Kike Calvo. Annelisa has won numerous awards, including finalist status for college editorial cartooning in the Society for Professional Journalists national competition and the Ethel Childe Walker Prize for exceptional artistic development by a Yale art student.

Click here for her web site, or follow her on Instagram @annelisaleinbach.

The MacMillan Report featuring Bruce Gordon

Bruce Gordon talks about Huldrych Zwingli and the early Reformation.

November 28, 2018  (19:24)

Professor Gordon’s research and teaching focus on European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods, with a particular interest in the Reformation and its reception. His book, John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, is one of the defining works of the Reformation. He also has edited books and written widely on early modern history, biblical culture, Reformation devotion and spirituality, and the place of the dead in pre-modern culture.

Learn more about Bruce Gordon.

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Yale Club of Ireland: House Plays, December 21

House Plays is returning to 12 Henrietta Street at 7 p.m. on December 21, at a performance in aid of An Taisce.

Advance tickets are €50, tickets at the door cost €70. The Yale Club of Ireland is offering two free tickets to current Yale students or alumni who graduated less than five years ago, on a first-come first-served basis. E-mail ciaran@aya.yale.edu to bagsy the tickets.

Mulled wine, mince pies, salmon, seasonal delicacies and vin santo are included in the price. There will be over 30 different raffle prizes for those looking for last-minute Christmas gifts.

Online payments can be made via PayPal to minatenison@gmail.com or via bank transfer. For further details e-mail minatenison@gmail.com or call +353894588066.

House Plays tells the story of Clare. Over four acts, the play follows Clare, who was raised in a big Georgian house but is finding that her enviable life is falling apart at the seams.

Number 12 Henrietta Street was the grandest house in 18th Century Dublin, located on a street deemed the most beautiful in Europe. Today it’s gothically decrepit and is on the new Luas line. Come on over!

Yale Club of London: A Hollywood Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall – meet conductor John Mauceri afterwards!

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

A Hollywood Christmas
at the Royal Albert Hall
Meet conductor John Mauceri afterwards! 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
7:30 pm to 9:45 pm

7.15 pm: Meet at Royal Albert Hall
7.30 pm: Concert begins
Post-concert: Meet Maestro Mauceri

Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
Kensington, London SW7 2AP

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YCL General Admission and Guests: £50


About the Event: 

Join Yale and Columbia alumni for this all-new Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall, celebrating great scores from beloved Christmas films.

The charismatic American conductor John Mauceri (Yale ’67, YSM ’71) and CNN’s ‘Voice of the Millennium’ – who performed to audiences of four million during his record-breaking tenure at the Hollywood Bowl – leads the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in this exciting motion picture journey. 


The evening will feature scores from festive films such as A Christmas Carol (1984), The Nightmare before Christmas (1993) and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone™ (2001), as well as Christmas carols including Hark the Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. Maestro Mauceri has agreed in principle to host an intimate meet and greet after the performance, so you will also have so you will also have the opportunity to meet the great eman himself.

Click here to register for this event. Due to limited availability, please register soon to avoid disappointment! If the event link is fully booked, feel free to book tickets through the Royal Albert Hall: we are seated near the back of the stalls slightly stage left if you want to book seats nearby.

Contact: James Ford


Thomas Thurston talks about teaching transatlantic histories in the classroom.

Thomas Thurston is the Director of Education and Public Outreach at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the MacMillan Center. Tom has led week-long NEH workshops for K-12 teachers and has organized several collaborative international institutes for teachers in Ghana, the U.S., and the UK. He also has acted as a consulting historian for several Teaching American History programs and has served as a curriculum developer for WNET’s Educational Technologies Department, including the documentary series “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow” and “Slavery and the Making of America.”

Learn more about Thomas Thurston.

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Yale Club of London: 28 Nov 2018 | 16th Annual Christmas Dinner

The Yale Club of London cordially invites you to:

16th Annual Christmas Dinner  

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

6:30 pm: Drinks
8:00 pm: Dinner

170 Victoria Street
London SW1E 5LB

Dress: Festive
Full price: £34
Entry level price: £20
DonationsSuggested: £10-15 (see below)


About the Event: 

The YCL Christmas Dinner is our traditional end-of-the-year event, a celebration of the Club’s accomplishments and a festive gathering in the true spirit of our alma mater. This year we have decided to change the format, and to make it more affordable to anyone who might consider joining with family, or simply would be more interested in the company and a few drinks than in an expensive dinner.


Venue: The Greenwood sports bar in Victoria, where we will have exclusive use of the first floor, whilst being able to access the main lounge and American bar on the ground floor. The Greenwood’s excellent restaurant will offer a full 3-course meal with a choice of meat, fish and vegetarian options.


In order to better plan the meal and food logistics, Greeenwood has requested to communicate (where possible) individual choices 2 or 3 days ahead.  The week before the event we will circulate a link where people can register their choice for the 3 courses (and hopefully remember those at the restaurant!).


Price: The price of the dinner is £34 per head. In the spirit of trying to make this event accessible for all of our members, the Club is also offering a subsidised price of just £20 per head for anyone who feels this is more affordable. For members who wish the help the Club make this event accessible for all, there is also an option to contribute a donation towards the cost of the event via the booking portal – any contributions would be greatly appreciated by the Club!


Drinks: The price mentioned above includes dinner, but drinks will have to be purchased separately. The first floor of the Greenwood features a bar that will be exclusively for the YCL, where bottles of wine, beer, and other drinks can be purchased throughout the evening. Members are requested to only purchase drinks at this bar, because these will count against a minimum spend that the club has agreed to underwrite for the evening.


Raffle: To give a bit more colour and excitement to the event, we will run a raffle during the evening. Tickets will be on sale at the event, and proceeds will be used to offset part of the event costs. If anyone is willing to donate prizes towards the raffle (hampers, wine, tickets for shows, experiences, etc – creativity welcome!) please reach out to Kamilla. A dedicated email will be sent shortly before the event with details of the raffle and prizes.


Speaker: This year we have a roster of candidates that include World Fellows, diplomats, educators and former politicians. We are still finalising our choice and, as such, a speaker will be announced in a separate email, closer to the event.



Click here to register for this event. Registration for this event will close at 6.30 pm on Monday, 26th November. Cancellation Policy: No refunds if a meal registration is cancelled after 6.30 pm on 26th November.




THE Game – 2017 Ivy League Champions play Harvard

Dear Anant,

Yale are the current Ivy League Champions, and have won the Game two years in a row, so come and watch to see if they can make it 3 years in a row.  This is great social/sporting event, with unlimited food and drink, and a great opportunity to connect with fellow alumni. Probably not ideal for small kids, although older ones are welcome, but remember there is a lot of alcohol consumed.

Cost:  £20 Junior members (reduced by£5 from last year); £30 Senior members; £35 All NON-members



Event: THE Game – 2017 Ivy League Champions play Harvard
Date: 17 Nov 2018 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Location: The Prophet, 10 Bedford Street London, WC2E 9HE

Click here to register for this event!

We hope to see you there!