HCUK Reception at the

House of Commons


Hosted by the Right Honourable David Lammy MP


SOLD OUT - Please note that the waitlist is now full.



Please join the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom for a reception

at the House of Commons, hosted by the Rt. Hon. David Lammy MP (HLS LLM 1997). 

Wednesday, 6th September 2023
6:30PM - 9:30PM
Terrace Pavilion

The reception is currently open to HCUK Members only but will open up to all Harvard alumni in late July. The event historically sells out. We strongly recommend registering immediately if you are interested in attending. 

Event Cost

Ticket price is per person and includes canapés, wine and an open bar

HCUK Member (any membership category except Recent Grad): £70

HCUK Member (Recent Grad - Harvard degree holder graduating in 2021 or later): £55
First Guest of HCUK Member (any membership category): £70

Additional Guest of HCUK Member (any membership category): £90
Non-Member of HCUK: £90


Refunds are possible up to 30th August only if spaces could be filled from the waitlist.

This event is not-for-profit and is priced to cover costs.

Once tickets have been purchased, you will receive an official invitation via email at least two days before the event. Due to security, all guests will need to present the official invitation and proof of identity in order to be admitted. Your name must also be on the security guest list. Please register using the same name as the one on your photo ID and do the same for any guests.

If you have any further questions, please contact Yuko and Maria Sofia (HCUK Events Team) at events@hcuk.org or Verity (Club Administrator) at membership@hcuk.org

For further information about what to expect when arriving at the Houses of Parliament, please see the link below:



The Right Honourable David Lammy MP

Brief Biography



David Lammy is the Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham. In November 2021, he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs. David previously served as Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and as the Shadow Lord Chancellor. From 2002-2010, in the Blair and Brown governments, he was a Minister in several departments, including the Department of Constitutional Affairs, the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills.


David Lammy studied law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) Law School and went on to be the first Black Briton to attend Harvard Law School. He is an Associate Tenant at Doughty Street chambers. David is the author of two books: ‘Out of the Ashes’ (2011), which examines the causes of the 2011 London riots, as well as ‘Tribes: How Our Need to Belong Can Make or Break Society’ (2020). He won both GQ’s and the Political Studies Association’s Politician of the Year in 2018.