Stories

The Irish State Banquet

​The Lord Mayor meets with Irish president Michael D Higgins.  Alderman Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor of the City of London, announced in the presence of Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, that the City will found an academic post-graduate scholarship in Anglo-Irish Literature to serve as a lasting legacy of the first ever Ireland State […]

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University of Exeter’s Law Society – ‘Masquerade Ball’

The University of Exeter’s Bracton Law Society hosted a themed ‘Masquerade Ball’ on the 14th March, in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014. The students had a great time. Neil Tanna President of the Bracton Law Society who organised the event said ”thankfully, it went fantastically well!  All proceeds raised from the event will be donated to […]

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Young person from Tottenham receives sponsorship to take part in sustainable projects with Raleigh International

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity which challenges and inspires young people to deliver grassroots development in poor and rural communities around the world. This empowers them to become active citizens in their own communities when they return home. Odaine Hivey from Tottenham worked hard to secure a sponsorship to go on a 10 week […]

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Trade and Industry Dinner

A group of young volunteers from our benefitting charity Raleigh International, joined Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, Lord Mayor of London at this year Trade and Industry dinner held at The Mansion House. The dinner was attended by the Rt Hon DR Vince Cable MP. The Lord Mayor and a group of young volunteers from Raleigh […]

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The Lord Mayor visits the Middle East

The Lord Mayor meets with the Crown Prince of Bahrain The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, is heading a large business delegation to the Gulf as part of her efforts to ensure London and the UK remain the regional partner of choice when it comes to financial and professional services. During her visit to […]

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Académie du Vin de Bordeaux

The Lord Mayor and The Académie du Vin de Bordeaux co-hosted a very special wine tasting and dinner at The Mansion House on the 12th February. The flagship fundraising dinner was attended by 250 guests including guest speaker Jancis Robinson OBE, Master of Wine and Financial Times Columnist, the French Ambassador and representatives of the French Chamber of Commerce. Other VIP guests […]

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Lord Mayor attends Beating Bowel Cancer’s annual charity reception

Beating Bowel Cancer’s annual Be Loud Be Clear Parliamentary Reception was held on 29 January in the House of Commons. The Lord Mayor joined Members of Parliament including The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, bowel cancer patients and members of Beating Bowel Cancer, to help raise awareness of the disease. Those who attended heard from Beating Bowel […]

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The Lord Mayor’s Annual Gresham Lecture: Tomorrow’s Cities

The Lord Mayor presents her Annual lecture on the Cities of the future. The 2014 Annual Lord Mayor’s Gresham Lecture was delivered as a part of the Long Finance conference on ‘Measuring Up Cities’. The Lord Mayor presented her vision of the city of the future, how governance will change, and what new resources planners and […]

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The Lord Mayor of London visits India

The Right Honourable, The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf visited India between the 19th -23rd January to boost economic ties between the UK and India. The Lord Mayor led a business delegation to the political and financial centres of New Delhi and Mumbai on her trip, meeting with senior industry representatives and […]

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London Government Dinner 2014

The Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE hosted the annual London Government Dinner at Mansion House on Thursday 16th January, 2014. The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Lord Mayor Woolf discussed the need for continued investment in London’s infrastructure, in order to ensure the capital remains competitive in the years ahead.  

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Launch of the Power of Diversity Programme

City firms today got on board with the Lord Mayor’s ‘Power of Diversity’ programme by launching three ‘diversity buses’ at Guildhall Yard in the Square Mile. The initiative is being launched to improve diversity among leading organisations in the City. The buses are now in active service, operating from Westbourne Park, Bow and Shepherd’s Bush […]

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The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Party

On Tuesday 10th December the Lord Mayor held the first ever ‘Lord Mayor’s Christmas Party’. The event was a huge success, 500 guests joined the Lord Mayor at the historic Guildhall. Entertainment on the evening included tricks by the Magic Circle magicians, jazz band, carol singers, a casino and much more.         […]

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The Lord Mayor’s Banquet 2013

The Lord Mayor’s Banquet is held in honour of the immediate past Lord Mayor and the first dinner to be hosted by the new elected Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE. Traditionally, it is at this Banquet the Prime Minister makes his major World Affairs speech.

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The Lord Mayor’s Show 2013

The Lord Mayor’s Show has floated, rolled, trotted, marched and fought its way through 798 years of London history – since 1215 – surviving the Black Death and the Blitz to arrive in the 21st century as one of the world’s best-loved pageants. Alderman Fiona Woolf has been elected as the 686th Lord Mayor of […]

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Une Soirée Chablisienne

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014 held its first fundraising event on Friday, 8 November 2013 in the 14th century Hall of the Charterhouse in London. Over 250 guests enjoyed the company of Les Piliers Chablisiens who generously provided bottles of some of their finest Chablis. The highlight of the evening was the enthronement of The […]

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Chablis and the Lord Mayor of London: A golden occasion

The Piliers Chabilisiens are delighted to announce a special and unique event to celebrate the appointment of Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE as the next Lord Mayor of London and to enthrone Fiona as a Pilier Chablisien. It will also be a wonderful opportunity to learn about Chablis wines from Petit Chablis through to the fabulous […]

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Beating Bowel Cancer are Transforming Lives

Beating Bowel Cancer is a charity that works to support all those affected by bowel cancer, as well as improving awareness of the condition and promoting early diagnosis. The charity’s expert nurses help people worried about symptoms or living with bowel cancer, as well as supporting patients’ families. The team of nurses support people by […]

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The Presentation of Alderman Fiona Woolf, CBE at the House of Lords for the Queen’s approval as Lord Mayor Elect

I am honoured to be representing the City of London as the second female Lord Mayor since 1189 and hope that my Mayoral programmes for 2013/14 will offer something for everyone. Energy has been the driving force in my career as a lawyer specialising in global electricity industry reforms at CMS Cameron McKenna to bring […]

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Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE Lord Mayor Elect of the City of London

Alderman Fiona Woolf was elected as the 686th Lord Mayor of the City of London on Monday 30th September 2013 and has taken office today Friday 8th November 2013 Alderman Woolf is a solicitor having studied Law at the Universities of Keele and Strasbourg. She worked in the corporate and banking fields at Clifford Chance […]

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