Past Events

26
May
2020

No Place like Home: Our Best Century yet?

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
Professor Joe Smith
7.00 pm to 8.00 pm
Webtalk
The webinar link is going to be sent to members and guests at 12.30 pm on 26 May. Please note this webinar is for members and their guests only and is free of charge.
20
May
2020

23,000 km from Canada to Chile: Defining adventure from behind a mask

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Emma Cary
6.30pm
Webtalk
The webinar link is going to be sent to members at 12.30 pm on 20 May. Please note this webinar is for members only and is free of charge.
7
May
2020

Great Rivers and the History of Society in Asia

Thursday, 7 May 2020
Professor Peter Clift
6.30pm
Webtalk
The webinar link is going to be sent to members at 12.30 pm on 7 May. Please note This webinar is for members only and is free of charge.
28
Mar
2020

Field Trip Guided Hike From Ma On Shan to Sai Kung

Saturday, 28 Mar 2020
Leader: Rory Mackay
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
21
Jan
2020

The Bits in Pink - Britain's Overseas Territories

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020
Andrew Wells
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
The Executive Centre, 43/F, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central
Pre-payment is required.
18
Jan
2020

Photographic Masterclass & Workshop

Saturday, 18 Jan 2020
9.30am to 1.30pm
18
Jan
2020

Field Trip to Mai Po

Saturday, 18 Jan 2020
12.30 pm to 6.30 pm
Please note that attendees need to be at least 12 years old. To reserve places please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. and state how many places you would like to reserve. You'll then receive from the booking instructions, a booking form and detailed joining instructions.
15
Jan
2020

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020
6.00 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
15
Jan
2020

Empire of the Winds: The Global Role of Asia's Maritime Silk Road

Wednesday, 15 Jan 2020
Philip Bowring
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
13
Jan
2020

There's No Place Like it: Establishing Hong Kong as a Major Tourist Destination

Monday, 13 Jan 2020
Professor John Carroll, Department of History, University of Hong Kong
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Please note that no blue denim, T-shirts, flip-flops or sportswear are permitted at the HK Club. For further details, please click https://www.thehongkongclub.hk/public/dress-code-policies.html
21
Dec
2019

Ship Field Trip to the Silver Spirit

Saturday, 21 Dec 2019
led by the Ship's Officers
10.30 am to 2.00 pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19
Dec
2019

Christmas Party followed by the talk "Hong Kong: The Twenty Minute City"

Thursday, 19 Dec 2019
Andrew Ness
Christmas Party Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Centricity, 2/F, Chater House, 8 Connaught Road Central, Central
Pre-payment is required.
17
Dec
2019

North Korea: Addressing Human Needs in a Challenging Environment

Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019
Katharina Zellweger
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
11
Dec
2019

Did Admiral Zheng He explore America before Christopher Columbus?

Wednesday, 11 Dec 2019
Dr Sheng-Wei Wang
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
3
Dec
2019

Tour of the Exhibition "Along China's Coast: Dezso Bozoky's Travel Photography 1908 - 1909

Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019
toured by Dr Florian Knothe, Director of the University Museum and Art Gallery
Group 1: Meeting at 6.00 pm at East Wing Gate of HKU or Group 2: Meeting at 6.30 pm at East Wing Gate of HKU; Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.00 pm; Gallery Tour 7.00 pm
The Hong Kong University Museum
Pre-registration is necessary.
29
Nov
2019

Field Trip to the World Dream cruise ship

Friday, 29 Nov 2019
5.15pm to 8.45pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
26
Nov
2019

Reenacting the 1914 Giro d'Italia

Tuesday, 26 Nov 2019
Harold Ousby
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Harcourt Room, 1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
23
Nov
2019

Boat Field Trip to Sharp Island and the UNESCO Geopark: HK's Stunning Volcanic Islands

Saturday, 23 Nov 2019
Leader: Dr Chiu Hon Chim
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
22
Nov
2019

Annual Dinner: An Explorer’s Life on the Edge: Lost and Found in the Amazon and Papua New Guinea

Friday, 22 Nov 2019
Guest of Honour: Benedict Allen
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Four-course Banquet Dinner 7.30 pm; Talk thereafter
Hong Kong Football Club, 3 Sports Road, Causeway Bay
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
19
Nov
2019

Wildlife or Commodity? Exploring Humankind's Relationship with Nature

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2019
Britta Jaschinski
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Hill Dickinson, Suite 3205 Tower Two, Lippo Centre, 89 Queensway, Admiralty
Pre-payment is required.
16
Nov
2019

Boat Field trip to Nine Pin Islands & Tung Lung Pirate Fort

Saturday, 16 Nov 2019
Leader: Dr Rod Sewell and Smriti Safaya
9.30am to 6.00pm
For registration, please send your request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
14
Nov
2019

A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma

Thursday, 14 Nov 2019
David Eimer
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Jacada Travel, 29/F Wyndham Place, 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
12
Nov
2019

Xinjiang: China's Turkestan

Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019
Ryan Pyle
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
Pre-payment is required.
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