THE CHATHAM DINING CLUB is a well-established London dining and debating club which. Founded in 1910 so that Army officers at the Staff College could become better acquainted with international affairs and other interests outside the military milieu, the Club has met continuously since then, pausing only for the two World Wars. As the years have passed, the Club’s objectives and membership have become much wider and the Club is open to anyone who is interested in world and domestic current affairs. We offer the opportunity to listen to distinguished speakers in convivial surroundings on a wide range of topical subjects of international and national interest, encompassing politics, economics, ethics and the arts. Meetings are relatively small gatherings in convivial surroundings, consisting of dinner, followed by the speaker and what is often a lively question and answer session to which all are encouraged to contribute. The evening is under Chatham House Rules – so encouraging speakers to present their views frankly, knowing that they will not be quoted outside the meeting. The Club’s membership stands at around 170 with meetings held in Brooks’s, The Caledonian, The Cavalry and Guards, and in other clubs in St James’s.


Chatham Dining Club Information Sheet