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.
H.E. Manuel Lobo Antunes, The Portuguese Ambassador
Executive Committee Members
Chairman Miss Sandra Carito
Vice Chairman Mr Karim Sacoor
Honorary Treasurer Mr Pedro Gomes
Honorary Co-Secretary Mr Daniel da Silva and Mr Zuli Hassam
Mrs Susie Hall
Mr Jason Tiller
Dr Juliet Perkins – responsible for the Society's Academic Programme
Mr Noel de Keyser
Mr Julian Gallant
Dr. Fernando de Sousa - Nominated Representative of H.E. The Portuguese Ambassador serving on the Committee
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.