Past Events

11
Oct
2018

Exploring the World, One Ocean at a Time

Thursday, 11 Oct 2018
Diego Lopez
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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9
Oct
2018

Close Encounters with Sharks: Using Technology to Avoid Extinction

Tuesday, 9 Oct 2018
Dr Austin Gallagher
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
6/F Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East
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28
Sep
2018

The Endurance Exhibition: The Antarctic Legacy of Sir Ernest Shackleton

Friday, 28 Sep 2018
Hon. Alexandra Shackleton
Session 1 : Drinks Reception 5.00pm; Talk and Tour 5.30pm, End of the Event 6.30pm ; Session 2: Drinks Reception 7.00pm; Talk and Tour 8.00pm, End of the Event 9pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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27
Sep
2018

Big History: An Origin Story for the 21st Century

Thursday, 27 Sep 2018
David Christian
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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19
Sep
2018

A Land Beyond the Border: Rediscovering Sikh heritage in Pakistan

Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
Amardeep Singh
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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18
Sep
2018

Father and son team to the South Pole: Revolutionising polar expeditions using clean energy

Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018
Robert Swan OBE
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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17
Sep
2018

Preserving Asia’s Ancient Buildings: From Cambodia to China

Monday, 17 Sep 2018
Stefaan Poortman & Li Kuanghan, the Global Heritage Fund
Postponed
13
Sep
2018

Israel and China: from the Tang Dynasty to Silicon Wadi

Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
Mark O’Neill
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
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12
Sep
2018

Lost in Papua New Guinea: Life on the Edge

Wednesday, 12 Sep 2018
Benedict Allen
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Jardine Penthouse, 48/F, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Road, Central
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7
Sep
2018

Film Screening: Dereck and Beverley Joubert's “The Soul of the Elephant”

Friday, 7 Sep 2018
presented by John Stephenson, Co-Secretariat of Elephant Protection Initiative
6.30pm Complimentary Drinks Reception, 7.00pm Introduction, 7.10pm Film and Q&A (Please note that the film is 52 minutes in length)
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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5
Sep
2018

The Journeys of a Hong Kong Photographer: Taking the perfect photo from Inner Mongolia to Kenya”

Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018
Anthony Lau, National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year
6.30pm Drinks Reception, 7.30pm Introduction, 7.40pm Talk and Q&A
Level 44, Champion Tower, 3 Garden Road, Central
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4
Sep
2018

Cycling the Silk Road: 10,000 km from Beijing to Tehran

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2018
William Hsu & Charles Stevens
6:30pm Drinks Reception, 7:30pm Talk and Film Clips
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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3
Sep
2018

Film Screening: "In The Footsteps of George Chinnery: An English Artist in Macau"

Monday, 3 Sep 2018
Campbell McLean (Main Producer), Terry O’Toole (Director) & Jill Rigg (Co-Producer)
6:30pm Drinks Reception, 7:30pm Introduction, 7:40pm Film followed by Q&A
Bonhams, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
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30
Aug
2018

Heritage under threat – a Global Challenge

Thursday, 30 Aug 2018
Dame Fiona Reynolds
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
Jardine Penthouse, 48/Fl., Jardine House, 1 Connaught Road, Central
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29
Aug
2018

The Journeys of a Much Travelled Man

Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018
Mike Rowse, Former Commissioner for Tourism and Director-General of Investment Promotion of HK
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
8/F Prince's Building, Central
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23
Aug
2018

A Members' Evening : "Through the Jungle"

Thursday, 23 Aug 2018
Jess Tang; Humphrey Wilson & Henrietta Chu
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
KPMG, 8/F, Prince's Building, Central
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19
Jul
2018

On Top of the World: A Businessman's Journey to the Summit of Everest

Thursday, 19 Jul 2018
Adam Janikowski
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
27th Floor, Jardine House, One Connaught Place, Central
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12
Jul
2018

Beyond the Himalayas: Ancient Libraries, Snow Leopards & Sacred Texts

Thursday, 12 Jul 2018
Andrea Oschetti
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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11
Jul
2018

A Gallery Tour and Talk: Lai Afong: The Most Significant HK Photographer of the 19th Century

Wednesday, 11 Jul 2018
Jonathan Wattis
Session 1 : Drinks Reception 5.30pm; Talk 6.00pm Session 2: Drinks Reception 7.30pm; Talk 8.00pm
Wattis Fine Art, 20 Hollywood Road, 2/F, Central
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4
Jul
2018

Hong Kong’s Heritage: Help or Hindrance?

Wednesday, 4 Jul 2018
Prof Simon Thurley, CBE, Former Director of the Museum of London & Former Chief Executive of English Heritage
6.30pm to 8.30pm
Bonhams, Suite 2001, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty
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28
Jun
2018

Beachviews Not Bombs: How North Korea’s Entrepreneurs Are Preparing for Change

Thursday, 28 Jun 2018
Nils Weisensee, Head of Operations at Choson Exchange
Session 1 : Drinks Reception 5.30pm; Talk 6.00pm Session 2: Drinks Reception 7.30pm; Talk 8.00pm
Executive Centre, Level 3, Three Pacific Place, 1 Queen's Road East, Admiralty
26
Jun
2018

One Man’s Five-Year Journey Biking Around the World

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2018
William Hodson
Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
1/F, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central
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22
Jun
2018

Field Trip: A Tour and Lunch at Chungking Mansions

Friday, 22 Jun 2018
Option 1: 11.30am to 2.30pm ; Option 2: 1.00pm to 4.00pm
Chungking Mansions, 36-44 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
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22
Jun
2018

Freediving the World’s Oceans

Friday, 22 Jun 2018
Hanli Prinsloo
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
The Haven, 29/F, Wyndham Place , 40-44 Wyndham Street, Central
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20
Jun
2018

How Discreet Messaging in TV and Radio Can Help Achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018
William Ryerson, Maker of Five-Time Emmy Nominated TV Shows & President of Population Media Center
Complimentary Drinks Reception 6.30 pm; Talk 7.30 pm
UBS, 52/F, Two International Finance Centre, 8 Finance Street, Central
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