Event Detail


Gala Ball with Benedict Allen on 10 November

Bendict Allen
Friday, 10 Nov 2023
7 pm to 12 am
The Aberdeen Marina Club, 8 Shun Wan Road Aberdeen

Phileas Fogg, Esq.
with the assistance of the

Royal Geographical Society - Hong Kong
The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong
invites you to a

Gala Ball
Around the World in 80 Days

at the Aberdeen Marina Club
with Guest of Honour
Benedict Allen
Celebrity TV Adventurer
Friday, 10 November 1872

Dear Members,

Now that international travel is in full flow again, we are delighted to invite you to go “Around the World in 80 Days” with “Phileas Fogg, Esq” at our upcoming Gala Ball.  The Ball is primed to be one of the most popular events in our Societies’ calendars for this year.

The programme for the night ranges from a sunset Champagne Reception overlooking the beautiful AMC Marina to a special 5-Course dinner catered by the AMC, part of the Shangri-la group.

There is also all that you’d expect at a Gala Ball, including Jazz, Dancing, a DJ, a Photo Booth with exotic costumes, and lively Entertainment.  All tables have unique table centres, following Phileas Fogg on his around the world journey.

A highlight of the evening is a special guest appearance by celebrity TV adventurer and explorer Benedict Allen, telling amusing anecdotes of his global adventures.

Further Details

Date:                   Friday, 10 November 2023

Meeting point:    Reform Club AKA, Aberdeen Marina Club, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen

Schedule:           7.00pm:  Sunset Champagne reception at the Club’s Terrace overlooking the Marina, and in the adjacent Marina Suite
                            8.00pm:  Five-course dinner at The Grand Ballroom with free flow wines, beers and soft drinks throughout the evening

                            9.00pm: Amusing travel anecdotes from celebrity adventurer Benedict Allen, between courses of the dinner      

                            10.00pm onwards: Dancing and Entertainment, including on the Terrace, the Marina Suite and the Grand Ballroom

                            Midnight: Survivors’ Photo, Hot Air Balloons, Carriages

Dress code:        Black Tie/Suits, or National/Tribal Dress, or Global Traveller

Please note that we shall be providing a selection of hats and other costume items for guests to use during the evening, if they wish   

Tickets:               Standard Price $1,580

- “Ball and Membership Package”, which includes a one-year RGS-HK membership worth $400 if paid by recurring credit card, at $1,480

- Full Tables of 12 seats $17,500

- Front Row Gold Tables of 12 seats $25,000

Ticket or Table enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                                           



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