As well as the extensive event programme organised by staff at ROSL, from the House of Lords Afternoon Tea, to Rush Hour concerts, art exhibitions, and wine tastings, a small army of members also provide a huge variety of social events for the rest of the membership to enjoy.
Around the world, our extensive branch network host regular meet-ups, for those who can't make it to the clubhouse. Coffee mornings, formal dinners, theatre trips, concerts, and more. Perhaps you'd like to enjoy a lunch party in the garden of Jeremy and Lady Arabella Moger along with fellow Wessex branch members, or visit the Bendigo Gallery for the 'Tudors to Windsors' exhibition, with members of the branch in Victoria, Australia? Take a look on our branch pages to see if there is something going on near you.
In London, the member-run London Group organises a series of regular talks and visits to famous buildings around the capital. Next up, a trip to Fishmongers Hall on 17 June, which is home to one of the city's oldest livery companies, in existence for more than 700 years. Take a look at all upcoming London Group events here.
We can't forget the Younger Members, who provide a varied social programme for members under 35. Next up, they will be hosting a summer walk and wine tasting on 6 June. Take a look at their events here and join the Younger Member Facebook Group here to find out what's coming up both at ROSL and as part of the Inter-Club network.
The ROSL Book Group meets once a month on Wednesdays at the clubhouse, to discuss both classic and modern novels from 6.30-8pm. Group members meet beforehand in the Duke of York Bar and afterwards for dinner, to continue the discussion.
The ROSL Backgammon Club is open to all Members and their guests, but please register with the group's co-ordinator Eve Mitleton-Kelly, if you wish to join.
Played every Wednesday 2-4pm in the Drawing Room, members can join a game and for lunch at 1pm in the Brabourne Room (must be booked in advance with Eve) or drinks afterwards in the Bar.
The ROSL Bridge Group is open to all ROSL Members and guests every Monday (except bank holidays).
Whether you are a beginner or national champion, all are welcome at Monday social bridge sessions from 2-4pm, using the ACOL system. When the tutor is supervising a £10 contribution is required, when he is absent boards are set up with notes for all levels.
With such an extensive list of events and activities available to members, we must say a huge thank you to all those who volunteer their time to provide these. If you ever want to get involved, don't be afraid to ask!