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Lent 1920

Easter 1920

Michaelmas 1920

  • Friday 5 November 1920 – Joint meeting with Cambridge University Labour Club, chaired by E.H.F. Morris, President of Cambridge University Conservative Association. Speaker: Geoffrey Howard, former Secretary of CULC, 1898.
  • Saturday 13 November 1920 – Joint dinner with the Eighty Club. Guests included the Rt. Hon. Sir Donald Maclean Bt KBE, Chief Whip of the Independent Liberal Party, and the Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Hobhouse Bt TD JP, former Postmaster-General.
  • Friday 19 November 1920 – H.D. Henderson, Fellow of Clare and former President of CULC, 1912-3.

Lent 1921

  • Friday 25 February 1921 – Debate with the newly-formed Cambridge University Conservative Association. Principal Liberal speaker: G. Granville Sharp. President of CU Liberal Club. Debate chaired by A. Henderson, Chairman of Cambridge University Labour Club.
  • (No annual dinner with the Eighty Club was held this year, although there had been two in the previous year, and annual dinners resumed the next year.)

Easter 1921

Michaelmas 1921

Lent 1922

  • Cambridge by-election campaign, caused by the resignation of Eric Geddes MP.
  • Thursday 23 February 1922 – A.D. McNair CBE, barrister and former CULC Secretary 1907-8, on “Recent changes in the constitution”.
  • Saturday 4 March 1922 – Joint annual dinner with the Eighty Club. Speaker: Sydney Cope-Morgan, former CU Liberal Club President 1919-20, and by-election candidate. Guests included the journalist A.G. Gardiner,  former President of the Board of Trade the Rt. Hon. Walter Runciman, Sydney Cope Morgan, candidate in the Cambridge by-election, and Dr. Leslie Burgin, director of legal studies at the Law Society.
  • Thursday 16 March 1922 – polling day in the Cambridge by-election. The Liberal candidate, Sydney Cope Morgan, former CU Liberal Club President 1919-20, came third with 4,529 votes and 20.2%. This was the first time the Liberals had contested a Cambridge election since December 1910.

Easter 1922

Michaelmas 1922

  • General election campaign.
  • Wednesday 15 November 1922 – polling day for the general election. The Liberal candidate, former CULC President Sydney Cope Morgan, improved on his by-election performance and came second with 7,005 votes (30.4%), 4,233 votes behind the Unionist MP.

Lent 1923

Easter 1923

  • ?

Michaelmas 1923

  • Friday 2 November 1923 – Vivian Phillipps MP, Chief Whip of the Independent Liberal Party.
  • Friday 9 November 1923 – Frank C. Thornborough, President, National League of Young Liberals.
  • Wednesday 14 November 1923 – Debate with Cambridge University Labour Club. Speaker: Arthur Comyns Carr, barrister.
  • Friday 23 November 1923 – Percy Harris MP, London County Council.
  • Friday 30 November 1923 – George Nicholls, former Liberal MP.
  • General election campaign.
  • Thursday 6 December 1923 – polling day for the general election. The Liberal candidate, former CULC President Sydney Cope Morgan, further improved on his previous election performance and came second with 7,852 votes (33.6%),  1,962 votes behind the Unionist MP.

Lent 1924

  • ?

Easter 1924

  • ?

Michaelmas 1924

  • General election campaign.
  • Wednesday 29 October 1924 – polling day for the general election. Frank R. Salter, a member of the society and a Fellow of Magdalene, was the Liberal candidate, but the result was disastrous for the Liberals, dropping from second place to third, and polling 4,670 votes (19.4%) – scarcely above half the vote of the previous election.

Lent 1925

Easter 1925

Summer 1925

Michaelmas 1925

  • ?

Lent 1926

Easter 1926

Michaelmas 1926

  • Saturday 6 November 1926 – Lunch with Sir John Simon MP, on the need for the Liberal Party, and for the elimination of ‘class war’ in industry.
  • Thursday 18 November 1926 – A.D. McNair CBE, barrister and former CU Liberal Club Secretary, 1907-8.
  • Friday 26 November 1926 – John Maynard Keynes, Fellow of King’s and former CU Liberal Club President, 1904-5.

Lent 1927

Easter 1927

  • ?

Michaelmas 1927

Lent 1928

  • Friday 20 January 1928 – F.W. Hirst, former Editor of The Economist.
  • Thursday 26 January 1928 – Ernest Brown MP, winner of the 1927 Leith by-election.
  • Thursday 2 February 1928 – Prof. Ramsay Muir, historian and philosopher.
  • Friday 10 February 1928 – joint meeting with C.U. Conservative Association, with shipping magnate Sir Frederick Lewis Bt on “British Shipping”
  • Thursday 16 February 1928 – John Maynard Keynes, Fellow of King’s and former CULC President, 1904-5, on the Liberal Industrial Inquiry (the ‘Yellow Book’).
  • Thursday 18 February 1928 – ‘Table Talk’ event on the history of the Cambridge University Liberal Club.
  • Wednesday 24 February 1928 – Soccer game against Cambridge University Conservative Association. Liberals beat CUCA 3-1.
  • Wednesday 24 February 1928 – Dinner to mark the 100th meeting since the Great War. Speakers: The Rt. Hon. David Lloyd George OM MP, Leader of the Liberal Party, on the future of liberalism, plus Dr. Ernest Baker, and John Maynard Keynes. Guests included Selwyn Lloyd and Hugh Foot. (King’s)
  • (No annual dinner with the Eighty Club was held this year.)

Easter 1928

  • ?

Michaelmas 1928

Lent 1929

  • Friday 8 February 1929 – Stuart Hodgson, on ‘The rebel in politics’.
  • Friday 15 February 1929 – Sir Maurice Sheldon Amos KBE, barrister and legal academic.
  • Saturday 2 March 1929 – Edvard Beneš, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechoslovakia.
  • (No annual dinner with the Eighty Club was held this year.)

Easter 1929

  • General election campaign.
  • Thursday 30 May 1929 – polling day for the general election. The Liberal candidate, CULC alumnus Sir Maurice Sheldon Amos KBE KC, almost doubled the previous number of votes cast, but remained in third place with only a moderately increased share of the vote as he polled 8,124 votes (25.3%).

Michaelmas 1929

  • Friday 18 October 1929 – Prof. Ramsay Muir, historian and philosopher.
  • Friday 1 November 1929 – Maj. Harry Nathan MP, on ‘Palestine’.
  • Friday 15 November 1929 – Elliott Dodds, President, National League of Young Liberals.
  • Friday 22 November 1929 – Debate with Cambridge University Labour Club.
  • Friday 29 November 1929 – Walter Meakin, journalist, Manchester Guardian.
  • Monday 2 December 1929 – Dance. (Masonic Hall)

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