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Supper arrangements

Come and enjoy a two-course candlelit supper at the Society following Monday night lectures which are open to RGS-IBG members plus one guest - a great opportunity to meet others. 

Supper is served at 8.00pm, finishes by 10.00pm, and is £30 per person (main course and dessert).

To book please contact the Events Office by midday the preceding Friday. Any cancellations must be received by 11.00am on the Thursday before the supper otherwise a full charge will apply. Supper bookings cannot be taken on the day or evening of the lecture and no-shows will be charged at the full rate.

If you wish to opt for the vegetarian main course, please indicate this when booking and please specify if you have any additional dietary requirements. Vegetarian meals will be prepared from seasonal produce on the day of the event, as such we are unable to provide details of the vegetarian option in advance, but preferences will be accommodated when possible.

Suppers are free-seating on either round tables or one long table, depending on the number dining. The speaker is invited to attend but may not always be able to do so.

To book supper at the Society please telephone the Events Office (opening hours 9.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday) and provide your RGS-IBG membership number and Visa/MasterCard/Maestro card payment details. Please state when booking if you have any special dietary requirements and whether you would like to opt for a fruit salad instead of the listed dessert. The booking deadline is midday on the Friday before the supper.

telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3100

Autumn 2015 menus


Poor cities: migration hotspots - Dr Michael Collyer

  • Monday 28 September
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Roasted salmon on crushed new potatoes with spinach and red pepper sauce with fresh seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Apple and banana crumble with nutmeg crème fraiche

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


Black Victorians and multicultural London 1850-1950 - Dr Caroline Bressey

  • Monday 5 October
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Beef stroganoff with fresh mushrooms and cream with steamed white and wild rice and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Belgian chocolate tart with raspberry coulis

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


Alone in the jungle - Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent

  • Monday 19 October
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Coq au vin of chicken – slowly cooked in red wine with mushrooms, bacon and thyme with garlic and rosemary salt-roasted baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Coconut tart with passion fruit mascarpone

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


The last Eden: biodiversity and conservation in Bolivia, Guyana and Honduras - Dr Niall McCann

  • Monday 26 October
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Confit duck leg, braised red cabbage & apple with mashed potatoes and a duck jus

Dessert: Vanilla bean cheesecake with crunchy ginger biscuit base, blackberry jelly

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


Changing lives? - Nick Danziger

  • Monday 2 November
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots, dates and fresh mint with lemon couscous and seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Pear and stem ginger pudding with butterscotch sauce and runny cream

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


Who owns the South China Sea? - Bill Hayton

  • Monday 16 November
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Roast pork with apple, sage and pine nut stuffing, rich jus, garlic and rosemary salt-roasted new potatoes and fresh seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Rich mocha tart with orange compote, crème fraiche

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


Where’s the swamp gone, for peat’s sake? - Dr Paul Aplin

  • Monday 7 December
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Roast salmon with lemon couscous on a tomato and vegetable chutney

Dessert: Cranberry, pecan and almond tart

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates


The shepherd’s life - James Rebanks

  • Monday 14 December
  • RGS-IBG members + one guest

Main: Boeuf bourguignon with baby new potatoes and herb butter with fresh seasonal vegetables

Dessert: Mincemeat strudel with cinnamon syrup

Followed by tea, coffee and chocolates

For lectures which are for RGS-IBG members only there is no supper at the Society. There are many alternative supper options to be found down Exhibition Road and around South Kensington underground station, including:

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