Cost: £10.00 Per Seat

Summer Soirée 2019

The Society is delighted to announce that the newly discovered Lewis Chessman will be displayed at the Society for our soirée on Thursday June 27. 

A Lewis Chessman [A Warder ] (3) ©Sotheby’s

A Warder ©Sotheby’s ***

Thanks to the generosity of Sotheby's and Alexander Kader FSA, Senior Director Co-Worldwide Head of European Sculpture & Works of Art, Sotheby's, the chess piece will be on display in our library for the evening. Fellows who are attending the soirée will have the opportunity to see the piece up close before it goes to auction. This is a rare opportunity to see the Warder which is the first of the its type to emerge since the 'discovery' of the hoard in 1831. The piece, dated 13th Century, has been attributed to The Lewis Chessmen Workshop, probably Norwegian, Trondheim. It is one of the highlights of the Old Master Sculpture & Works of Art auction at Sotheby's on July 2. 

Event Description

The Society looks forward to welcoming Fellows to our annual soirée, with Pimms and Wine.

The soirée follows the Society's summer miscellany of papers

Entry to the Reception is by ticket only (£10.00 per person).

Please book in advance for the Reception. Fellows may purchase up to two additional tickets for guests. You may call 020 7479 7080 or email admin@sal.org.uk to book, or use the button below to book and pay online.

Schedule for the evening:

16-16:20 – Ballot for election of Fellows in the Meeting Room. Visitors will not be admitted to the Meeting Room during the ballot. 

16.15 – Tea (Fellows and Guests welcome)

17.00 – Summer Miscellany

  • Unlocking a Collection:  T.E. Lawrence’s Photographs of French Medieval Architecture by Bill Woodburn FSA                            
  • Falling Ball Clock paper & presentation by Dale Sardeson
  • Introduction to the Lewis Chessmen by Alexander Kader FSA

18.00 – Reception (Fellows and Guests welcome)