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Anniversary Events for Members

We have designed a diverse programme of events to celebrate our 600th anniversary throughout 2022. More events and activities will be added during the year so please bookmark this page or check our What’s On section for the most up to date information.

Anniversary Weekend

Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 April

The Anniversary Weekend is a celebration of all the ways we can welcome you to the Inn.  We hope the programme of events provides the perfect opportunity for members who live at distance from the Inn, or who have fallen out of touch to re-engage and enjoy some of our marvellous hospitality, with a guest.

On Saturday afternoon, the Treasurer will officially launch the Inn’s Digital Manuscripts website. Members will be able to explore the Black Books online, as well view the original manuscript and other Library treasures throughout the afternoon.  The MCR will be offering our popular afternoon tea through the afternoon.  For the more energetic, we will have maps available to enable you to walk or cycle a route covering places associated with the Victorian social reformer F.D. Maurice (Chaplain to the Inn 1846-60), who died 150 years ago.

In the evening, we have a black-tie dinner in the Great Hall.  This will be a ‘domus’ style dining experience, with the focus on conversation, collegiality and, of course, superb food.

On Sunday morning, we are offering tours of the Inn and the opportunity to learn more about the history and heritage of the estate, with members of the Treasury team.  There will also be a Chapel Service with music to celebrate our anniversary.  All this will be followed by a traditional Inn Sunday Lunch.

Members can book via Eventbrite.


Dr Annie Gray Lecture & Dinner – Social History of Dining at Lincoln’s Inn

Tuesday 12 April  

We are delighted to be able to host the renowned food historian Dr Annie Gray for a lecture and dinner in Great Hall.

Our Archivist has raided the Black Books for details of our dining habits through the ages, and our chefs are brushing up on their pottage recipes.  The evening promises to be an epicurean feast through the ages of the Inn, with Dr Gray describing the way dining has changed, not only in terms of ingredients but also its social context and style of delivery.

Be prepared for an adventure in flavours. Cutlery will be provided for *most* courses…!

Members can book by emailing our Member Events team or by phone on 020 7693 5170.


Black Books Society Anniversary Lecture: The Chapel Stained Glass Lecture & Drinks reception

Thursday 19 May  

Professor Sarah Brown, currently supervising a major project for the Chapel’s stained glass, will explain the importance of the glass and her conservation work, followed by a drinks reception.

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


London Square Open Gardens Weekend

Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 June

Tickets are available from the London Square Open Gardens website and must be purchased before visiting.


Amity Dinner for Colleagues in Scotland & Ireland

Saturday 25 June

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


600th Anniversary Garden Party

Thursday 7 July 

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


600th Anniversary Family Day: Chapel Service, followed by BBQ and games

Sunday 10  July    

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


Black Books Society Anniversary Lecture: The Architecture of Lincoln’s Inn, plus walking tour

Wednesday 13 July

Richard Wallington will lead an architectural tour of the Inn, explaining changes in taste and function which have dictated how the Inn appears today.

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


Open House London Festival

Thursday 8 – Wednesday 21 September    

For further information, please visit the Open House London Festival 2022 website.


Black Books Society Anniversary Lecture: William Pitt lecture and black-tie dinner

Thursday 27 October

Lord Hague will discuss the life and career of William Pitt on Thursday 27 October.  Pitt was one of sixteen Prime Ministers to be members of the Inn and also served as Treasurer in 1794. The talk will be followed by a black-tie dinner.

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


Black Books Society Anniversary Lecture: The Laws in England in 1422 lecture followed by drinks reception

Wednesday 9 November  

Nicholas Le Poidevin QC will consider the professional lives of the Inn’s early members in The Law in England in 1422, followed by a drinks reception.

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


Black Books Society Anniversary Lecture & Dinner: Jonathan Crow QC – 600 Years of Lincoln’s Inn

Monday 5 December

The Treasurer will provide an overview of the Inn’s 600 years of recorded history, followed by a black-tie dinner.

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.


Family Carol Service in Chapel, followed by Christmas Lunch

Sunday 11 December   

For further information and details of how to book please see our What’s On section.