27th March Lady Day Court Lunch

On Wednesday 27th March, the Company enjoyed its Lady Day Court lunch at Armourers’ Hall, with guests enjoying a hearty menu of grilled sea trout followed by slow-cooked leg of duck. Our Guest Speaker was Dr Doug Gurr, Director of The Natural History Museum, who gave a thought-provoking and wide-ranging talk which, among other things, reminded those attending of the fragility of our existence in the planet’s complex web of interdependence (plus the fact that birds are modern-day dinosaurs!). Among our other distinguished guests were the Master Butcher and the Master Farmer. The Company stood for a minute’s silence in memory of two recently deceased Past Masters. Three new Freemen and a new Liveryman were welcomed, as were two newly appointed Assistants to the Court of the Company.