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Forthcoming event

Elizabethan Club Dinner 2017

Thursday, 9th November 7pm up School, 8pm College Hall
Booking: Opens Play Term

We are honoured that former Elizabethan Club President and President of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger (WW, 1961-65) will speak at this year's Elizabethan Club Dinner.

Lord Neuberger is Britain's most senior judge and oversaw the landmark Brexit case at the Supreme Court. President of the Supreme Court since 2012, he steps down in September. His perspective on the case and the treatment of the judiciary (on which he has recently been quoted in the press) are sure to make for a fascinating speech. In a recent interview for the Today programme on Radio 4 Lord Neuberger was quoted as saying:

“We [judges in general] were certainly not well treated...One has to be careful about being critical of the press, particularly as a lawyer or judge, because our view of life is very different from that of the media. I think some of what was said was undermining the rule of law.”

After leaving Westminster, David Neuberger went on to study Chemistry at Christ Church, Oxford. 

Following a brief spell in the world of investment banking, he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1974, where he became a Bencher in 1993. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1987 and was a Recorder from 1990 to 1996, when he was appointed a High Court Judge in the Chancery Division and received the customary knighthood. In 2001, he was made Supervisory Chancery Judge of the Midland, Wales and Chester, and of the Western Circuits, a post he held until 2004, when he was promoted to become a Lord Justice of Appeal and a member of the Privy Council. 
 
In 2007, he became Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and was made a life peer as Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury. His rise to the Court of Appeal and then to the House of Lords is one of the quickest in recent times.  In 2009 he was appointed Master of the Rolls.

Forthcoming event

New York Spring 2017 - Visit from the Westminster Model UN Group

Friday, 17th March 2017 6-7 pm
Location TBC (likely to be Midtown)
To confirm your interest in attending please email alumni@westminster.org.uk and further details will follow

Our Westminster Model UN (MUN) group will be visiting New York in the Spring and we have managed to carve an hour out of their extremely packed schedule for an OW meet-up! The clash with the St Patrick's Day festivities is not desirable but if you can spare an hour that afternoon it would be really great if you could join them to talk about life after Westminster, specifically in New York. Please email alumni@westminster.org.uk if you are interested in attending and further details will then be sent to you by email.

Pictured right: OW New York Drinks in 2015

OW Events


18th May 2017
What Came Next for Four OWW?  

7th June 2017
Rigaud's Dinner  

1st July 2017
Henley Drinks

6th July 2017
Open Houses

9th November 2017
Elizabethan Club Dinner

 


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