‘Ceremony and the UK Parliament’ Club Talk by Neil Baverstock CBE

11th April 2024 - 17:30 to 19:00

Join us for an engaging Club Talk featuring Neil Baverstock CBE, Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod. Discover the captivating world of parliamentary ceremony and its profound significance in the UK Parliament’s operation.

From the grandeur of State Openings to the subtle rituals of daily proceedings, Brigadier Baverstock will unveil the historical legacy and constitutional importance behind parliamentary ceremonies dating back to the 13th century. Explore how these traditions celebrate heritage, values, and continuity within Parliament, symbolizing the delicate balance of power among the Crown, Lords, and Commons.

About Brigadier Neil Baverstock CBE: A distinguished military career spanning 36 years, Brigadier Baverstock brings a wealth of experience to his role as Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod. Educated at prestigious institutions and honored with a CBE for his parliamentary services, his insight promises to enlighten and entertain.

Sponsored by Hollis Morgan: Enjoy a complimentary glass of fizz upon arrival, courtesy of Hollis Morgan, our generous sponsor. Stick around after the talk for wine and canapés, extending the evening’s enjoyment.

Reserve Your Complimentary Space: Secure your spot by contacting the Club Office at reservations@thecliftonclub.co.uk or calling 0117 974 5039. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to delve into the heart of parliamentary tradition!

Limited spaces available, book now!