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The 59 Club

The 59 Club was established in 1959 by Ralph Lane for the growing number of actuaries who were not members of the "establishment" clubs

The objective was to create a social dining club for building friendships between its members and their families.  Other founding members were Henry Cotterell, Tony Lamb, Alan Anderson and Harold Purchase.

The Club has maintained this objective over six decades, with a summer guest lunch or dinner, walking weekends, visits to the opera and an annual Croquet Day supplementing the more usual evening dinners.

The Outward Bound walking weekends, which started in 1965, are particularly successful in supporting the Club's aims of promoting friendships between the members and their families. Having walked in the Lake District, in 2006 the Club responded to the Faculty's 150th Anniversary challenge and put actuaries on at least two Munros.

If you would like more information about the 59 Club, please contact the Honorary Secretary.

Officers of the 59 Club

Chair: Janet Moss

Treasurer: David Keeler

Secretary: David Wharton

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  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

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    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.