Make an effort! Enjoy the trip! Come to this year’s

Annual General Meeting of the C. S. Forester Society

1 – 3 September 2017

London / Greenwich



Friday, 1 September 2017

1.30 pm Meet at Gift Shop outside Westminster Abbey.
1.45 Readings – including section from Lord Hornblower – led by Cannon Ball, in the Lady Chapel (Order of the Bath)
2.15 Guided tour of Abbey featuring Harrison ‘Longitude’ memorial and grave of Admiral Thomas Cochrane (one of the inspirations for ‘Hornblower’)
4.00 Depart Abbey on foot
And now, a once in a life time opportunity!
4.15 Guided tour of Board Room, Admiralty Building, Whitehall
5.15 Depart Admiralty on foot
5.30 Depart Westminster tube station
6.00 Arrive Canary Wharf tube station; depart on foot
6.30 Arrive The Gun-Restaurant, Docklands; refreshments
7.00 Castle Pie dinner
9.30 Depart for hotels; take DLR South Quay to Greenwich (15 minutes)


Saturday, 2 September 2017

Venue: Queen Anne Building, Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich


10:00 Formal AGM affairs, election of officers
Thereafter : Presentation of our BoY The African Queen
·         “The romance of steam boats – Historical, technical and current angles on ‘The African Queen’ and her sisters ”
Presented by Revd Mark Rudall, former Chair of the Steam Boat Association and Editor of its magazine Funnel.
·         “A Coat of Arms for Hornblower? The relevant heraldic arguments”
Presented by Member Frederick Rapsey
·         “Literary aspects of CS Forester’s work”
Presented by Dirk Scholten
·         “William Bush – A Literary Biography”
Presented by Ron Meister
1.00 pm Buffet Lunch
3.00 Walk to (10 minutes) and guided tour with focus on Napoleonic Wars, of the National Maritime Museum Greenwich


Sunday, 3 September 2017

Morning : ‘Clipper’ boat trip from Greenwich to Westminster. We follow the route Hornblower took with the coffin of Admiral Nelson.


Cost £90 per person


We hope you will come! Our Society is approaching its 20th year now, and flourishes through the participation of its international membership.

The officers of the Society greet you and look forward to seeing you soon.