WHO WE ARE
The Anglo-Portuguese Society is managed by a dedicated Executive Committee comprising individuals who generously volunteer their time and expertise to oversee the society's affairs and business.
Executive Committee Members
Chairman Miss Sandra Carito
Vice Chairman Mr Karim Sacoor
Mrs Susie Hall
Mr Jason Tiller
Dr Juliet Perkins – responsible for the Society's Academic Programme
Mr Noel de Keyser
Mr Julian Gallant
Mr. Mike Malan
WHAT WE DO
At the Anglo-Portuguese Society, our mission is to foster and strengthen the historic relationship between Britain and Portugal by promoting knowledge and understanding of Portugal, its people, and its culture among the British population.
We accomplish this mission through a diverse range of activities that engage and inspire. Our program includes captivating lectures, enlightening conferences, and vibrant events that provide a platform for showcasing Portugal's intellectual, artistic, and economic life. Our journey began with a momentous inaugural lecture on 26th January 1939, delivered by the esteemed historian and Portuguese Scholar, Professor Edgar Prestage. Since then, we have continued to curate a dynamic calendar of events, including the establishment of the Library at Casa de Portugal. While World War II imposed limitations on our activities, we resumed with great enthusiasm, hosting our first Annual Dinner on 25th November 1946, graced by the presence of the British Prime Minister.
Throughout the years, our social engagements have brought together members through delightful dinners, engaging lunches, and memorable receptions, complemented by illustrated talks covering a wide range of subjects related to Portugal. In June 1986, we commemorated the 600th anniversary of the Treaty of Windsor with a grand ball held at Osterley Park, where TRH The Prince and Princess of Wales were our honored guests.
As a member of the Anglo-Portuguese Society, you can enjoy our diverse events program, which features three captivating illustrated talks held in February, March, and April. The Annual General Meeting and Reception take place in June, providing an opportunity to connect with fellow members. In September, we organize visits to places of interest, immersing ourselves in Portugal's cultural heritage, while October presents a delightful wine tasting experience. Each November, we host the David Mynett Memorial Lecture, coupled with the presentation of the esteemed Ann Waterfall Award.
We actively foster close relationships with public bodies and continuously seek to strengthen ties with other organisations, creating synergies and opportunities for collaboration. An example of this is our renewed partnership with the Portuguese Association of Researchers & Students (PARSUK). Over the years, we have been proud supporters of their LUSO conference, and in 2022, we provided support for the pilot award for the "Research Pitch."
To become a member of the Anglo-Portuguese Society and join our vibrant community, please visit our Membership section for detailed information and the straightforward application process.
We warmly welcome you to join us in celebrating the enduring ties and shared interests between the United Kingdom and Portugal. Together, we will further deepen our understanding and appreciation of the Portuguese culture, history, and people.