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President’s Evening

24 Oct 2012
Start time
7:00 PM
Churchill Hotel
Darrell Buttery
President's Evening

Event Information

Yorkshire Philosophical Society President’s Evening

We have pleasure in inviting you to the Churchill Hotel on 24th October for the one formal event in the YPS calendar, when we celebrate the start of a new lecture season with good food and good company.

Our principal guest will be Darrell Buttery, DL.  President of the York Civic Trust and a former Chairman of York Georgian Society, Darrell is an expert on the architecture and cultural heritage of York and its region especially over the past 300 years.  A professional educator, he has taught in several York area schools and is currently engaged on a history of Pocklington School to celebrate its 500th anniversary. A collector and a connoisseur, Darrell is also something of a diarist with a sharp eye for what goes on in and around the City and a trenchant turn of phrase.  We hope that, as a YPS member since 1969, he will also give us the benefit of his observations of Society activities over the years.

The evening’s programme is overleaf and we look forward to seeing you on October 24th.

Stephen Lusty



From 7 pm members will be welcomed into the elegant Blenheim Room to enjoy a welcoming glass of sherry, wine or fruit juice.

Dinner will be served at 7.30 pm in the Westminster Room where a wide choice of drinks will be available for purchase by the bottle or the glass during the meal.

Coffee will be served at our tables after the meal.

Carriages may be ordered for 10.30 pm, but the comfortable bar will be available for our use as long as we choose to stay.

Dress code is dinner jacket or lounge suit.

The Churchill Hotel has some rooms available for guests wishing to stay overnight.  Please telephone them on 01904 644456.

We do hope that you will be able to come and enjoy this special occasion.  Please telephone me if I can help with any information or special needs.

Kate Cartwright



To commence

A Soup of the Day (suitable for vegetarians)
B Smoked Salmon with Classic Accompaniments
C Truffled Chicken Liver Parfait, Grape Chutney and Brioche

To continue

D Braised Beef Blade with Bourguignon Sauce and Horseradish Pommes Purée
E Roast Pork Loin with Bramley Apple Sauce, Crackling and Sausage Meat Stuffing
F Grilled Salmon Fillet with Watercress Sauce
G Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Shavings and White Truffle Oil (vegetarian)

To conclude

H White Chocolate Mousse with Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
I Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream
J Lemon Posset with Berry Compote and Langues de Chat Biscuits


£25 per person

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Please make sure to give the letters for your menu choices and any special dietary or other information in the “Purpose” box,  eg:   Presidents Dinner  1 x  Menu BEH  1 x Menu AEJ