WHO WE ARE
The management of the Society's affairs and business is the responsibility of the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee consists of individuals who undertake their duties on a voluntary basis.
HE The Portuguese Ambassador, Manuel Lobo Antunes
Executive Committee Members
Mr Karim Sacoor
Interim Vice Chairman:
Mrs Susie Hall - also head of the Events Sub Committee
Mr Pedro Gomes
Miss Sandra Carito
Mr Daniel da Silva -also responsible for Social Media
Miss Laura Ferrer - responsible for Social Media
Mr Carl Muller
Mr Rodrigo Nunes Mendes
Mrs Joana Matos
Mr Jason Tiller
Dr Juliet Perkins - responsible for the Society's Academic Programme
Mr Bernardo da Mata
Dr. José Galaz - Embassy appointed representative
WHAT WE DO
The mission of the Society was laid down:
It does so through various activities – chiefly lectures, conferences and events, but also exhibitions, demonstrations and illustrations of the intellectual, artistic and economic life of Portugal. The first lecture took place on 26th January 1939 with the renowned historian and Portuguese Scholar, Professor Edgar Prestage, marking the beginning of a diverse programme of events as well as the Library at Casa de Portugal. World War II limited the Society’s activities to a luncheon at Vintners Hall in July 1940, and it was not until 25th November 1946 that the Society held its first Annual Dinner, attended by the British Prime Minister.
Over the years social engagements have included dinners, lunches and receptions, as well as illustrated talks covering a huge range of subjects connected with Portugal. In June 1986 The Treaty of Windsor Ball was held at Osterley Park to celebrate the 600th anniversary of this alliance. The guests of honour were TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales.
The Anglo-Portuguese Society offers its Members a varied events programme which includes: three illustrated talks, in February, March and April; the Annual General Meeting followed by a Reception in June; a visit to a place of interest in September; a wine tasting in October; and the David Mynett Memorial Lecture together with the Ann Waterfall Award Presentation in November.
The Society maintains close links with the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce. We also support LUSO, the Portuguese Association Of Researchers & Students based in Manchester.
To apply for membership please see our Membership section.