Old-Style Afternoon Tea at the finest of the British Private Clubs in Celebration of Mother’s Day
Saturday, 30th March 2019
The Traditional Tea serving includes choice of both tea and coffee, sandwiches to suite people with allergies or food intolerance, selection of sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, cakes.
The live piano music will be performed during the event by Aleksandar Gaković
Raffle prizes to be won!!!
Tickets: £25.00 per person
Advance registration is essential: [email protected] please mark Tea-Party
List of attendees is required by the University of Women’s for security reasons.
Direct payment to The Serbian Society – Account (preferred option)
Barclays Bank Sort code: 20-47-39 Account No: 93108260
Or Cheques payable to The Serbian Society, 33-35 Dawes Road London SW6 7DT
Please contact us for further information: [email protected]
Dragan: 07713355991 or Vesna: 07801130806
Address: 2 Audley Square, South Audley Street, Mayfair, London W1K 1DB 020 7499 2268
Drawing Room – Tea venue https://www.universitywomensclub.com/facilities/drawing-room/
Short History of the Club
In 1883 Miss Gertrude Jackson of Girton College, Cambridge, called a meeting of friends and colleagues to discuss the idea of forming a club for university women in London. By 1886 over 200 women had shown interest and the University Club for Ladies, as it was then called, found rooms in New Bond Street and formally declared itself open. For the next thirty-five years the Club was obliged to move several times, as it gained more members and outgrew its premises. The Club finally found its permanent home in 1921, when the members bought the freehold of 2 Audley Square from the Russell family for £22,500.
TH Wyatt for Lord Arthur Russell, who in 1876 remodelled much of the earlier Georgian house belonging to his mother. His wife, Lady Russell was a society hostess whose guests included the explorer Gertrude Bell, Vera Brittain and Virginia Woolf.
The salon was kept after Lady Russell’s death at 2 Audley Square and became ‘the focus for some of the best talk and pleasantest evenings that the London world had to offer’ – and the University Women’s Club has ensured that that reputation has continued to this day.