Lyonian Association Black Tie Dinner 2017

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Lyonian Association Black Tie Dinner 2017

The Lyonian Association would like to invite you and a guest to join fellow OLs, Governors, former and present teachers, parents and The Head for the second Lyonian Association black tie dinner, which will be held at the East India Club, located in St James’s Square, London on Thursday 26th January 2017.

This year we are delighted to confirm our speakers for the dinner to be:

Andrew Paul Herman (Parent) - Andrew Paul has been an actor for over 40 years and is a veteran of theatre, television and film. He is best known for playing PC Dave Quinnan in the long running ITV series "The Bill". Leaving the show after 12 years he went on to play Billy Boothe in the highly acclaimed Sunday night drama "Where The Heart Is" for a further 4 years. He's also a familiar face around The John Lyon School having had two of his three sons attend the school and his third son being a current member of staff and not forgetting his wife Laura, a psychotherapist, who is the full time school counsellor!

Marc Abraham (OL 1983-90) - Marc or ‘Marc the Vet’ as he is more commonly known, is an award winning practicing Veterinary Surgeon, Broadcaster, Author and Animal Welfare Campaigner. Marc regularly appears on BBC Breakfast, ITV’s This Morning and Good Morning Britain. He was the Resident Vet on The Paul O’Grady Show, and has also appeared on BBC Daily Politics, BBC Panorama, Alan Titchmarsh Show, The Wright Stuff, It’s Me Or the Dog, Animal Rescue Live, and My Pet Shame on Sky One. Marc qualified from Edinburgh University in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery in 1995 and his passion for animal welfare has seen him volunteer overseas for numerous animal rescue projects. Marc also campaigns extensively for animal welfare issues here in the UK, and in 2009 set up PupAid, a national puppy farming awareness campaign which was responsible for the biggest pet welfare government e-petition of all time.

The dinner is by ticket to include a welcome reception, dinner and wine on the table. Numbers are limited for this event at 80 places, if you would like to attend please complete and return the reservation form to the Lyonian office by post or email to


Lyonian Association Dinner

Date: Thursday 26th January 2017


Drinks Reception:  7.00pm

Dinner Served:  8.00pm

Carriages:  11.00pm


The East India Club

St James's Square

London SW1Y 4LH

Dress: Black Tie

Ticket Charge: £48 per person