Frontline Club

December 15, 2016

The Girl from Aleppo: Responding to Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis

Talking via Skype, Nujeen remembered her hometown, Aleppo: “quietness … the citadel .. summer nights…everything…”


November 27, 2016

Trump: the ripple that became a wave?

For Trump, world security isn’t ‘an American problem’


November 23, 2016

Irregular War: The Future of Global Conflicts

‘If we’re trying to actually resolve conflict… then we have to think, how do we get into the mind of the other?’ Gabrielle Rifkind.


November 17, 2016

Breaking Point: The EU Referendum and its Aftermath

There are some things about Brexit that we simply can’t know. No amount of opinion pieces, panel discussions, or leaked memos will change that. As Iain Macwhirter, a political commentator for the Herald and Sunday Herald, quipped, ‘We all know that Brexit means Brexit, but nobody knows what Brexit means!’ So, what does Brexit mean?


November 10, 2016

Groundtruth: 0% of US TV coverage of the election had to do with policy

Just days before the result of the 2016 US Presidential Election, Boston-based foreign news organisation GroundTruth took part in a panel debate on the question of media credibility. In town for a team meeting, Charles Sennott and Gary Knight, founders of GroundTruth, shared their commitment to training up-and-coming talent in global correspondents in an age when […]


September 15, 2016

Kleptoscope: London’s Dirty Money

“Three quarters of money looted in Russia comes to the UK.” The audience sat in stunned silence. Roman Borisovich continued, “there is an army of UK bankers, accountants, lawyers, trustees, and other professionals assisting Russian corruption.”


June 17, 2016

City 40: film lifts veil on secretive nuclear town

On Tuesday 14 June, a packed-out Frontline Club hosted a screening of the acclaimed documentary City 40 followed by a Q&A with the film’s director Samira Goetschel and Guardian journalist Luke Harding.


March 31, 2016

After Brussels: Brexit and the Future of Europe

The Frontline Club played host to a heated and at times fractious debate on Brexit and the future of Europe on Thursday 24 March 2016.


January 8, 2016

The Fight Against Daesh: Symptoms and Causes

By Antonia Roupell   A panel discussion focused on The Fight Against Daesh made for a timely first First Wednesday of the year at the Frontline Club. The packed event on 6 January was chaired by David Loyn, foreign correspondent for the BBC for over 30 years. The speakers included Richard Spencer, Middle East editor of The Daily and Sunday […]


November 23, 2015

Sun Mu: From North Korean Propagandist to Pop Art Defector

By Heenali Patel On Friday 20 November, the Frontline Club hosted a premiere screening of the documentary I Am Sun Mu, a remarkable insight into the life and work of North Korean defector and political pop artist Sun Mu. The film follows Sun Mu as he prepares for his first solo exhibition in Beijing in […]


Thursday 28 January 2016, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks Evening in January 2016

We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Brothers.


Wednesday 9 December 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Anthony Loyd

We are delighted to welcome Anthony Loyd to present his classic piece of war writing My War Gone By, I Miss It So, reissued in November 2015 with a new introduction by the author. Please join us for a delicious three-course dinner and an evening of captivating discussion.


Thursday 1 October 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with James Rodgers

For October’s BookNight we are pleased to welcome an author and journalist, James Rodgers, who will present his book Headlines from the Holy Land over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members. Starting from a historical perspective, Rodger’s latest book identifies the challenges the conflict presents for contemporary journalism and diplomacy, and suggests new ways of approaching them.


Wednesday 24 June 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Fred Abrahams

For June’s BookNight we are pleased to welcome author and special advisor at Human Rights Watch Fred Abrahams, who will present his book Modern Albania From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members. A rich, narrative-driven account, Modern Albania gives readers a front-row seat to the dramatic events of the last battle of Cold War Europe.


February 24, 2015

Delhi’s Endangered Artist Colony

By Georgia Luscombe On Monday 23 February, a screening of Tomorrow We Disappear transported an audience at the Frontline Club in rainy central London to the vibrant Kathputli slum in Delhi. The film follows the families of acrobats, magicians, painters and puppeteers resident in the artist colony of Kathputli as they battle the authorities who have […]


Thursday 23 April 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Patrick Bishop

As the long trudge towards the general election begins and the news media speculate on a myriad of hypothetical scenarios as to what the brave new world might bring, we are taking a look back at one of the most prominent British leaders and what remains of the values and ideals that he championed.

For April’s members’ BookNight, we are pleased to welcome Patrick Bishop, who will present his book Churchill’s Funeral over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.


Monday 9 March 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with John Hooper

For March’s members’ BookNight, we are delighted to welcome an award-winning author and foreign correspondent specialising in the countries of the Mediterranean, John Hooper, who will present his new book The Italians, over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.


Wednesday 4 February 2015, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Andrey Kurkov

For February’s members’ BookNight we are pleased to welcome acclaimed Ukrainian writer Andrey Kurkov, who will present his recently published book Ukrainian Diaries over an intimate dinner with Frontline Club members.


November 12, 2014

Quelque part en France: Introducing John G Morris the photographer

By Isabel Gonzalez-Prendergast On Tuesday 11 November, John G Morris, former picture editor for Life magazine, joined guests at the Frontline Club to share his photographs and experiences in Normandy towards the end World War II. Robert Pledge, co-founder of Contact Press Images and editor of Morris‘s book Quelque Part En France, joined his good […]


Monday 10 November 2014, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks in November

We welcome our members, both recently joined and ongoing, for an evening of conversation and drinks kindly sponsored by Chivas Regal.


September 26, 2014

ISIS is here for a generation

By Richard Nield The threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and the international network of militants it has spawned will be with us for a “generation”, according to experts speaking at the Frontline Club on Wednesday 24 September 2014.


Thursday 9 October 2014, 7:15 PM

The Frontline Club Quiz – October 2014

The Club Quiz returns after the summer break with quizmasters Caroline Johns and Dr Keith Surridge. Having been billed as one of ‘the hardest quizzes in London’ it is sure to attract the cream of Frontline Club quizzing talent. Test your wits and win tickets to a must-see play of the year, King Charles III.


September 17, 2014

Following the BookNight with Patrick Cockburn

On Monday 15 September, the Clubroom hosted another fascinating night of discussion following the presentation of Patrick Cockburn’s new book, Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.


Monday 15 September 2014, 7:00 PM

BookNight with Patrick Cockburn

Following the success of our members’ BookNights with Carlotta Gall, Tim Butcher and Nick Davies, we welcome Patrick Cockburn, who will – with striking topicality – talk about his new book, The Jihadis Return: ISIS and the New Sunni Uprising.

For more information about membership and the other benefits on offer, please contact Membership Coordinator, Sophie Kayes.


Thursday 4 September 2014, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks in September

The Members’ drinks evening will return in September, taking place on Thursday 4 September, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Our friends at Chivas Brothers will sponsor the drinks as usual. All members are welcome. Please RSVP to Sophie Kayes.


Thursday 10 July 2014, 7:30 PM

Members’ BookNight with Tim Butcher

For the second of our Members’ BookNights we welcome the esteemed Tim Butcher. Shortly after the centennial of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in Sarajevo, he will be talking about his book The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War.


Saturday 24 October 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Workshop: Video Compression

This workshop will teach you how to compress video, organise workflows and perform batch-encodes. It will also teach you to create podcasts, mobile and web video, email movies, DVD files and more.


Thursday 3 July 2014, 6:00 PM

Members’ Drinks in July

The next members’ drinks evening will take place on Thursday 5 June, from 6 to 8pm.

Our friends at Chivas Regal will sponsor the drinks as usual. All members are welcome. Please RSVP to Membership Co-ordinator, Sophie Nagovitsyna.


March 13, 2014

Frontline Club Planning Support – 31 Norfolk Place

Dear Frontline Club Members,

Here you will find an update on 31 Norfolk Place, the proposed Frontline Club Annex, explaining how you can help. We need your support to get this.

If you have already send in letters or emails of support, we will submit them on your behalf. We are very grateful.
Many thanks, Vaughan


Thursday 3 April 2014, 6-8.00 PM

Members’ Drinks

Members, new and old, please join us for our April meetup, with drinks kindly supplied by Chivas Regal. Please RSVP to Membership Co-ordinator, Sophie Nagovitsyna.