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Annual General Meeting and talk by Filipa Lowndes Vicente

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Saturday 6 July at the Hotel Riviera in Carcavelos, with morning coffee from 11.00.


Please find links below to the statutory convening notice of the Annual General Meeting and related material, such as the Annual Accounts and Chairman’s Report:


-  Notice of Annual General Meeting / Form of Proxy

-  Convocatória  

-  Chairman's Report 

-  Annual Accounts for the Year 2023
-  Report of the Fiscal Board


Before the AGM, we will be delighted to welcome Filipa Lowndes Vicente as a speaker. Since 2009, Filipa has been a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon. She has a postgraduate degree and a PhD from the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her doctoral thesis gave rise to the book Travels and Exhibitions: D. Pedro V in Europe of the 19th Century, which received the "Victor de Sá Prize for Contemporary History" in 2004. Filipa is the niece of our former chairman, Paulo Lowndes Marques, and cousin of Filipe Lowndes Marques, who is chairman of our AGM.

Filipa’s illustrated talk, Goa is a place an Englishman ought to visit: British travellers in Goa (1850-1950), will be based on her book Entre Dois Impérios: Viajantes Britânicos em Goa (1800-1940), which was published in 2015 and described in one review as “enlightening and often hilarious” and another as “representing a great contribution to understanding the vision that the English had of Goa in the 19th and 20th centuries”.  




11.00: Morning coffee at the Hotel Riviera, R. Bartolomeu Dias 148, 2775-551, Carcavelos. 


11.30: Talk by Filipa Lowndes Vicente entitled Goa is a place an Englishman ought to visit: British travellers in Goa (1850-1950) followed by discussions.


12.30: Annual General Meeting, chaired by Dr. Filipe Lowndes Marques

  • Presentation of the Report & Accounts for 2023 by Edward Godfrey, the Society’s Chair
  • Discussion and approval of the report
  • Any other business (members are invited to make suggestions for the future activities of the Society)

13.00: Buffet Lunch 


The price of the lunch is €40, including wine and coffee. If you would like to join us at the Hotel Riviera, please send an e-mail to to reserve your place. You will then receive payment instructions by return. Please note that the deadline for booking is 26 June.