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Salon Supper - London 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 19:00 - 22:00

Christ's London Circus: a salon supper club in the spirit of Keynes.

Franco's, Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX (http://francoslondon.com/).

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 7pm for 7.30pm.

£90: three-course supper with wine, college port, and a welcome drink.

Guest: Judith Mackrell, author of "Bloomsbury Ballerina" and The Guardian's dance critic.

Hosts: Dr William Peterson (Fellow) and Colin Cameron (m.1983).

Read any of the recent literary considerations of Keynes' life and you would wonder whether, for all his brilliance, he could even boil an egg.  In Richard Davenport-Hines' Universal Man: The seven lives of John Maynard Keynes and Bloomsbury Ballerina, Judith Mackrell's acclaimed account of his wife, Lydia Lopokova, Keynes moves seamlessly from lunch party to supper club for sustenance enjoying food and thought without any liquidity crisis, and regardless of his notoriously bad table manners.  Christ's London Circus (a nod to the Cambridge gatherings) is a salon-style supper club in the spirit of Keynes' day, offering an opportunity for fine dining and quality company in intimate and convivial surrounds.  On October 11th (7pm for 7.30pm), join a select group to gather at Franco's on Jermyn Street to share a highly social evening of food and wine altogether better than the "stolid roast" that Keynes endured at home and "gently steaming claret" that he would rescue from the fire where bottles were placed by Lydia to warm.  These insights into Keynes are from Judith Mackrell's Bloomsbury Ballerina. For this first Christ's London Circus, Judith, Dance critic for The Guardian, will join the table for proceedings that we hope will become a regular feature of the calendar, dovetailing with formal dining at college, such as the recent evening celebrating Christ's "Number One" ranking for economics at Cambridge over the last ten years.

This event is now fully booked.

 

Location: Franco's, Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6LX
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