Friday, 11 May 2012

City U and the Lord Mayor

And so to the Mansion House again. This time at the invitation of the Chancellor of City University who happens to the the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Alderman David Wootton whose home it of course is. And what a magnificent home. With over 300 guests, of which about 20 were from Livery Companies, the annual Chancellor's Dinner was a full capacity event with what could be regarded as a full capacity of speakers - four in all including the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellor, a student speaker and Lord Putnam who presented the keynote address. All were interesting and all seemed to be to time in that the evening concluded with a Stirrup cup. While a celebration of the 118th year of City University and its position as one of the top 2% Universities in the World, the theme also looked ahead, in particular to the University's Vision for 2016.

Interestingly the Marketors have for some time had a close relationship with City University and in particular the Cass Business School, to which the Marketors Trust award a bursary which currently stands at £10,000 per annum. The recipients receive their award at a Ceremonial Court prior to a Marketors Great Event, one of which is a dinner at the Mansion House with the Lord Mayor.

So, in all, a most delightful evening in stimulating company. The next visit to the Mansion House will be our own Banquet on the 19th July.

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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