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Michaelmas & Election Court and Harrison Lecture

The Michaelmas and Election Court, Lecture and Dinner usually takes place on the afternoon and evening of a day towards the end of September or early October.  The Master and Wardens for the forthcoming year are elected, and new Freemen and new Liverymen are admitted to the Company.  Four Liverymen are sworn in as Stewards for the forthcoming year. The Court proceedings are followed by a Reception, and then The Harrison Lecture prior to commencing dinner.

New Freemen and Liverymen are encouraged to bring guests.  Sponsors of new Freemen should try to attend to look after them on their first day in the Company.

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