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Membership rates applies to existing members of the Hong Kong Society and NOT the Hong Kong Association which is a different membership. Please get in touch with the office if you have any queries on communications@hkas.org.uk or by telephone 020 7963 9447

Event Bookings and Cancellation Policy

To make sure your bookings are definite, your payment must reach us 1 week before the event unless special arrangement is made.

A full refund will only be issued if a notice of cancellation is received at least 72 hours prior to the event (excluding weekends and bank holidays).


Upcoming Events

(Please scroll down for further details on these events or click on the links to view them individually)

NE Regional Dinner – 25th April 2019

Members Only – Trooping the Colour – Major General’s Review and Dim Sum Lunch – 25th May 2019

HKS Lecture – “The way we were” – Photographs and a second talk by Keith Macgregor – 26th June 2019

Society Lunch in Gloucestershire – 10th July 2019

HKS Golf Day – 4 October 2019


NE Regional Dinner

Date: Thursday 25th April 2019
Venue: Liu Dining, 5-7 Old Bonded Warehouse, The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RJ
Time: 7pm
Cost: £30 per person / £300 per table

The North-east Region will host a major dinner in Newcastle upon Tyne at 7pm on Thursday 25 April.

Liu DiningThe venue will be at Liu Dining on the Newcastle Quayside. There is free parking opposite the restaurant in the Copthorne Hotel.

The Guest of Honour will be our good friend Andrew Seaton, former British Consul General in Hong Kong and now Executive Director of the British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong. He will update us on business opportunities and other recent developments there.

Also present will be senior representatives from the NE Chamber of Commerce and InvestHK, who are generously co-sponsoring.

For further details or to book a table for 10 (£300) or seat (£30) please contact the Regional Chairman Clinton Leeks OBE at clintonleeks@gmail.com or the Regional Coordinator Alvin Cheung at alvincheung.hy@gmail.com


Trooping the Colour – Major General’s Review plus Dim Sum Lunch

Saturday 25th May 2019

Members Only Event – Please contact the Society’s office for more details communications@hkas.org.uk


Society Lunch in Gloucestershire

Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Venue: The Royal Oak Inn, The Burgage, Prestbury, Cheltenham, Glos, GL52 3DL
Time: 12.00 for 1.00pm
Cost: £34 per person (members) / £39 per person (non-members)

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Last year’s Gloucestershire lunch – the sixth – was again very well patronised, with good numbers both of those who have been to most previous lunches and of new faces – and an increasing number coming from outside the county. On the assumption that this shows that we have a winning formula, we have again booked The Pavilion function room at The Royal Oak Inn for this year’s event. Situated in the delightful village of Prestbury, on the outskirts of Cheltenham, The Royal Oak is convenient, pretty and welcoming, and the food is invariably praised. Overflowing with racing people during the Cheltenham Gold Cup Festival, it is also delightful in the summer sunshine!

All members of the Hong Kong Society who live anywhere within reach are very cordially invited to attend – and are strongly encouraged to bring with them friends with connections to Hong Kong. Any such non-Members planning to come to the lunch, will be entitled to an attractively discounted introductory membership rate (£45/couple through to end-2020 if under 60; £30 if over) if they join the Society before the lunch – as well as the lower rate for the lunch itself

Included will be canapes and a welcoming glass of bubbly, a two-course meal with wine, and tea or coffee to follow. There will be a speaker and lots of opportunities to mingle. A cash bar for other drinks will be available throughout.

Alastair Scott (Alastair.f.d.scott@btopenworld.com) is again organising this event on behalf of the Society, and bookings (see below) and questions as to details, should be directed to him. Please let him know by end-March if you would like and hope to be able to attend. This response will not constitute a commitment, but Alastair will send further information only to those who have replied positively by then – so you might as well do so. Furthermore, cheques will not be paid in until much nearer the time, so there’s no downside to sending yours now!

Meanwhile, do send an email and do mark your diaries. We look forward to seeing you in July


“The way we were”

– Photographs and a second talk by Keith Macgregor

A journey through the Hong Kong of the 70’s and 80’s

with some contrasting images of what it is today

Date: Wednesday 26th June 2019
Venue: The Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, London W1J 7PX
Time: 6.30pm Cash bar, 7.00pm Lecture, 8.00pm Supper
Costs: Lecture only: £10 (members) / £15 (non-members)
Lecture and 2 course Supper: £40 (members) / £50 (non-members)

Limited places remaining

Such was the popularity of Keith Macgregor’s first talk, he has agreed to return for a repeat lecture.

Keith Macgregor comes from a merchant family which made its home in Shanghai and Hong Kong in the early 1860s. He has been photographing Hong Kong for nearly 50 years. After living  there as a teenager during the school holidays he went to Oxford University and then to New York to be a management trainee. On the untimely death of his father he arrived back in 1969 and set up as a portrait photographer. This led to industrial and advertising work and then the creation of his publishing business, Cameraman Limited.

His photographs of Hong Kong were first made public in the form of a solo exhibition at the Excelsior Hotel in 1974 and this resulted in the publishing of his well-known Hong Kong calendars a year later. The success of these and the exhibition led him to create his own collection of black bordered postcards, which were sent out all over the world in millions. After this he has also published many sought-after books, such as 6 editions of “An Eye on Hong Kong” (1997 to 2009) and “Neon City, Hong Kong, at Night”.

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Despite having lived in London for the past 26 years, he returns frequently to take photographs of Hong Kong’s ever-changing landscape.

Keith will speak about his experiences and show some of his photographs. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and reminisce

A cash bar will be available from 6.30 pm and for a short time after the lecture. A two course supper with Keith Macgregor and other participants will be organised in a private room in the club after the lecture, finishing no later than 9.30pm. Please let us know if would like to join this second session.


Hong Kong Society Golf Day

Date: Friday 4th October 2019
Venue: Liphook Golf Club, Wheatsheaf Enclosure, Liphook GU30 7EH
Time: 8.00 for 9.00am start
Cost: £105 members / £125 non-members (Special price if you are a member of Liphook Golf Club – please tell us if you are)

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A HK Society Golf Tournament will be held on 4th October. Although quite far ahead, bookings are being taken now.

The format will be 3 ball. The current plan is to have at least 20 participants. The price will include coffee on arrival, 18 holes competition and a two course lunch.

The Society’s Chairman, Nigel Johnson-Hill will organise and lead the day at this well-known club where he is a member.

There will be prizes for Longest Drive and Nearest Pin and suitable prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition.

Firm bookings and payments will be required by 1st September, but provisional bookings are sought as soon as possible. Please contact communications@hkas.org.uk or by telephone 020 7963 9447


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