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Grand Day | 24 October 2019

Thursday 24th of October 2019 17:30

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Event Details

17:30 ~ Doors Open for Lecture (Sherrard Room)
18:00 ~ Doors Close for Lecture
18:15 ~ Pre-Dinner Lecture
18:45 ~ Reception
19:20 ~ Doors Close for Dinner
19:30 ~ Dinner

This event is expected to end at approximately 22:45

Where:

Middle Temple Hall

(please note the lecture before dinner will take place in the Sherrard Room)

Dress Code

Black Tie (With Gowns for Members)

Click here for more details on dress codes for Inn Events

Event Details: 

Grand Day is, as the name suggestions, the biggest event in the Inn’s calendar.  It is a dinner held every October and is a celebration of Master Treasurer’s term in office.

Master Treasurer invites guests and Benchers. Hall Members and Students may book to attend.  It features multiple bespoke components and will differ according to the tastes of the current Treasurer but will nearly always feature displays of the Inn’s finest silver, lavish decoration and entertainment.

Lecture:

Abigail Bright
"The Case Against Julian Assange"

Guests:

Student/Hall Members: Guests welcome

Benchers: No, Guests of the Inn are invited by the Treasurer

Qualifying Session Details:

For Middle Temple students and transferring lawyers - this event counts as one Qualifying Session.  To be awarded the QS for this event you are required to arrive on time and attend all elements of this event (please see timings at the top of this page).  You must hand your ticket to the Front of House staff on arrival at the Hall.  Failure to do so will mean that the QS will not be awarded. Click here for more details on qualifying sessions.

For Middle Temple Benchers - this event counts as a Qualifying Session for Commons.

Please Note:

Times and details are subject to change.  Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.

There are certain rules and customs that members and guests are expected to observe when attending formal Qualifying Sessions at the Inn.  Click here for more details on dining rules and customs.

Dietary Requirements:

If you (or your guests) have any dietary requirements please ensure that you provide this information when you book tickets.  If you did not do so, please inform the Inn no later than 12:00 two working days before the event.  When seated in Hall please make a member of staff aware of these requirements so that they can serve you accordingly.  

Click here for more details on dietary requirements.

Data Protection & Photography at this Event:

Please be aware that photography, audio and video recording may take place at our events. These may be used for promotional purposes by the Inn, including in printed publications, on our website, and on our social media accounts. If you do not wish to have your photograph taken or to have images of you used, please alert the Membership Team at the start of the event. We are unable to guarantee that you will not be included in the background of photographs that are being taken. Contact: 020 7427 6385, members@middletemple.org.uk

All personal data that the Inn stores and processes is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Inn’s Data Protection Policy. You can ask the Inn to stop using your images at any time, or request to see the personal data that the Inn holds on you. For more information please visit the Data Protection page  http://www.middletemple.org.uk/about-us/data-protection

Booking Tickets:

Members of the Inn can buy tickets online by clicking ‘Add to Cart’.  Please note that you must log in to book (if you have not yet created a log-in please register first).  Alternatively you can buy tickets from the Treasury Office in person or by telephoning 020 7427 4800.

Unless the event sells out earlier, booking will close at 12:00 two working days before the event.  

Please note: You cannot book a ticket online for another member of the Inn if that member needs the Qualifying Session assigned to their record. They must log in and book their own ticket, or alternatively contact the Treasury Office.

Cancellations:

Student/Hall Members - To cancel a ticket please contact the Treasury Office on 020 7427 4800 or email education@middletemple.org.uk.  A refund will only be processed where a ticket is cancelled by 12:00 two working days before the event.

Masters of the Bench - are reminded that cancellations received after 17:00 on the day before the event will incur the full cost of the Event. To cancel please contact 020 7427 6385 or email benchers@middletemple.org.uk

Who can Attend

Qualifying Session Details

Disabled Access and Support

If you have questions about accessibility at the Inn or if you would like to request support, please email Richard Frost.

The Inn is committed to improving access to all its services and encourages members to get in touch with suggestions and feedback on how we can improve. If you feel your experience using the website or attending one of our events could be improved, please email Richard. Your suggestions will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Data Protection & Photography

Times and details for this event are subject to change. Please check this webpage for the most up to date information.