Allocution, Processing etc (see also notes below on Speeches, Toasts and Photography)
Badges - the wearing thereof
Caterers - an introduction to City caterers at livery halls
Dress Codes - a guide for the newcomer to formal occasions in the City
Medals, the wearing thereof - some guidance from the Royal British Legion
Music - at livery dinners
National Anthem - words & music
Photography - use of professionals
Please pass the port - a light hearted but helpful note on the etiquette of port at dinner
Seating plans - some principles, protocol, and etiquette
Speeches - the Basics
Styles of Address - some guidance
Toasts - the Detail
Vade Mecum - re-published in 2013, by the Clerks’ Association.
Vade Mecum - first published in 2000, and not updated.
Grace (Note, no word AND twixt honour, glory in penultimate line)
(from The Laudi Spirituali, AD 1545)
For these and all Thy mercies given,
We bless and praise thy Name O Lord:
May we receive them with thanksgiving,
Ever trusting in Thy word;
To Thee alone be honour, glory;
Now and henceforth for evermore.
A link to the melody is at the Music note above.