1675 Club

A Society for Young Leaders and Thinkers

About the Club

The 1675 Club is the Legatum Institute's society for young leaders and thinkers. The Club provides a venue where the key political, economic and social issues of the day can be debated over a glass of wine.

The 1675 Club hosts regular events at the Legatum Institute. These are informal occasions where attendees can hear from experts and 1675 Club peers, and participate in the discussion. 1675 Club attendees boast a vast array of knowledge and experience in their own right and so it is hoped to include Club participants as panellists, moderators or discussants at these events. The Institute looks forward to creating a dialogue between the organising Committee and its attendees, and are always open to new ideas for the Club's agenda.

From early 2016, the 1675 Club also runs a series of Masterclasses given by experts on topics ranging from journalism to entrepreneurship. These small events are open to all members of the 1675 Club, and the Committee welcome suggestions for future Masterclass topics.

What's in a Name?

The Club takes its name from the history of Charles Street, home of the Legatum Institute. Charles Street was laid out in 1675, shortly after the development of Berkeley Square which heralded an era of prosperity, community and growth for the area. The Legatum Institute embraces these values by providing a forum to think creatively about how to help people lead more prosperous lives.

To learn more about events in this series, or to register your interest in joining, please contact us here.

Upcoming Events


  • The West's Response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    Details to be confirmed shortly. To be kept updated about this event, please contact Emily Callaghan

Past Events


  • Fact-Checking in a Post-Factual World
    Tuesday, 18 October 2016 [Details]
  • Brexit Debate: Britain Will Be More Prosperous Inside the EU
    Monday, 11 April 2016 [Details]
  • 1675 Club Masterclass - From the Blank Page to the Byline: How to Get Published
    Monday, 1 February 2016 [Details]
  • Christmas Pub Quiz: Who's the Smartest Wonk in Westminster?
    Wednesday, 9 December 2015 [Details]
  • International Security Debate: Russia Poses a Greater Threat to Europe than ISIS
    Wednesday, 23 September 2015 [Details]
  • Post-Election Debate: Did Voters Make the Right Choice?
    Wednesday, 27 May 2015 [Details]