• 5 Sep 2018 8:00 PM | Anonymous

    On Wednesday 5 September, the John Adams Society was delighted to welcome Brexit Minister Lord Callanan for a wide ranging discussion on the current state of Brexit negotiations.

    The event, kindly hosted and sponsored by Cicero Group at their City of London offices, was attended by a wide range of JAS members and friends.

    JAS Chairman, Richard Stephenson, interviewed Lord Callanan and invited members and guests to put their own questions to the Minister. Having previously served as a Member of the European Parliament for over 15 years, Lord Callanan was well-placed to offer his unique insight into the complexities of the negotiations.

    As expected, there were no shortage of questions as Lord Callanan responded to both professional and personal hopes and concerns from the Brexit negotiations. The Minister was asked about the current Brexit situation, the Chequers agreement, and a range of sector specific issues were raised.

    The John Adams Society is organising a number of Brexit related events in the months ahead, and we expect spaces to continue selling out quickly, so do keep an eye out for announcements.

    If you have any suggestions or requests for a JAS event or series, then please get in touch with the JAS team below- we always welcome input.

    Contact JAS

  • 18 Aug 2018 4:47 PM | Anonymous

    A select group of JAS members visited the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre last night to watch a production of the ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.  It was a very colourful, energetic and high-octane performance that was much enjoyed by all those present.

    Joe Dilger, JAS Vice Chair, who organised the trip said, “This was a great performance and I was delighted to organise for a small group of JAS members to enjoy the production together.  We are keen to organise a more diverse events programme in the months and years ahead and if any members have ideas about what you would like us to arrange, we would love to hear from you.”

    The production runs until 22 September 2018 and more information can be found here :

  • 28 Jul 2018 4:32 PM | Anonymous
    In August 2018, the John Adams Society was delighted to launch a new website that will assist the organisation in all aspects of its administration, event planning and membership communication.  The new website was built using the 'Wild Apricot' platform.  We would welcome members thoughts and comments on this new website.
  • 27 Jul 2018 9:30 AM | Anonymous

    This morning, JAS hosted one of its 'breakfast briefing' sessions with the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.

    Kindly hosted by Newgate Communications, Nicky spoke to about 50 JAS members and guests and covered a wide range of issues.

    We are now planning more in our Brexit series.

  • 2 Nov 2017 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    The John Adams Society was delighted to welcome Cabinet Minister, James Brokenshire MP, to deliver the 2017 Annual Lecture on the 2nd of November.

    Mr Brokenshire, currently Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, addressed about 150 JAS members in the auditorium of the Embassy of United States in Grosvenor Square - one of the very last events to be held at the Embassy before the Mission moves to Battersea in early 2018.

    The Minister spoke about his role in Northern Ireland and his passion for his work. He spoke about the deep links between Northern Ireland and the United States and welcomed the opportunity to speak to JAS and promote the special relationship which is just as relevant today as it ever has been.

    Following the lecture, Mr Brokenshire took questions from members on a wide range of diverse topics including the future of the NI government, Brexit and equality.

    A drinks reception was held after the event where members continued to network and enjoy the evening.

  • 29 Jul 2016 11:37 AM | Anonymous

    A Message from Sir Kim Darroch, HM Ambassador to the United States of America

    I am delighted to support the John Adams Society.  I have had the privilege of speaking to the Society twice, and meeting many of its members. So I have seen at first-hand their passion, energy and enthusiasm for the Special Relationship. They radiate ideas and committment; we are lucky to have them; and I am proud to consider myself a friend of the Society.

    In my position as British Ambassador to the United States, I see every day the value of bodies like the Society. Both of our nations need the free thinkers, the cultural exchanges, the better understanding of each others’ histories and the challenges we face.  The John Adams Society exemplifies the historic alliance between the UK and the US, and the ties that bind us. In this turbulent world its work and values are more important now than ever.

    Sir Kim Darroch, HMA Washington, July 2016

    UK Ambassador to USA, Sir Kim Darroch, briefing JAS members

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