Grand Christmas Dinner with Mike Maloney at the Institute of Directors, London

Grays of Westminster are delighted to announce
their Grand Christmas Dinner
at The Institute of Directors

Institute of Directors - IoD followed by a presentation by Mike Maloney OBE
Britain’s most decorated Press Photographer


Friday, 7th December, 2012

6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m.


Win a pair of Nikon High-Grade 10×25 London 2012 Olympics Binoculars worth £469.00 at the Christmas prize draw on the night!


Enjoy a superb Christmas dinner in the magnificent period restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London, followed by a unique opportunity to listen to Mike Maloney’s amazing stories as he presents some of his images from a thirty-year career at the top of his field.

The IoD is a grand Regency building and its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th century canvases provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening; the period restaurant at the IoD is a most fitting venue for this elegant, traditional Christmas celebration.

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall.

Date: Friday, December 7th, 2012

Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m. Introduction and welcome by Gray Levett

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Presentation in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket, £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers*

Prize Draw


The prize-draw will be held during the evening and one lucky attendee will walk away with a brand-new pair of Nikon High-Grade 2012 Olympic binoculars worth £469.00, courtesy of Nikon UK!

Waterproof and fog-free, these binoculars offer powerful features (including a close focusing distance of 3.2m.), with a compact foldable design convenient for carrying. Environmentally friendly materials have been used for the body, eyepiece caps, case and strap and the eco-glass optics are free from lead and arsenic.

How to book

Please note that there are only limited places available, so do reply as soon as you are able to. To book a place, contact Gillian Greenwood, by email only with your full name, Nikon Owner subscription number if available, postcode, daytime mobile and landline, your menu choice (traditional or vegetarian) and the name of any guest you would like to bring with you. It is important to note that we are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking.

*if you are not a current Nikon Owner subscriber, you are welcome to join Nikon Owner when we call you to receive the benefit of booking the Christmas Event at the lower price.

About Mike Maloney

Mike Maloney has won over 107 major photographic awards and is the only “Fleet Street” photographer to have awarded the OBE for services to photo-journalism. Three times voted Press Photographer of the year, he was Chief Photographer for Mirror group Newspapers before turning freelance in 2002. He also has numerous Royal tours to his credit, as well as photographing world leaders like Clinton, Reagan, Gorbachev and Yeltsin with resulting invitations to dine at both The White House and the Kremlin.

Mike is a Freeman of the City of London, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts degree by the University of Lincoln, his hometown, for “a lifetime’s work in photography and his help to young people.” At the ceremony in Lincoln Cathedral he was able to read out a personal letter of congratulations from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Mike was known to be the Queen Mother’s favourite press photographer.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a fellow of the British institute of Professional Photographers. Mike has held several exhibitions of his work.

In April 2005 Mike Maloney became the first “Fleet Street” photo-journalist ever to be awarded the O.B.E. This year Mike is to teach aspiring photographers at the University of Lincoln after accepting a Visiting Professorship.

About Nikon Owner


Standard Annual Subscription – special price: £59 while booking a place above

  • 1-year Subscription to Nikon Owner + 3-yr warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK
  • All 10 years of back issues of the magazine now available as PDFs!

Gold subscription – special price £349 (normal price £449)

  • 4-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • 2-year warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Heather Angel’s Wild Kew while stocks last or a Simon Stafford Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice.
  • Alternative gift: Grays of Westminster umbrella (in store only)
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website which includes forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events’ page and use of a photo gallery
  • Gold subscription card
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 15% off Think Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s Workshops , Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro
  • Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses.
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

With very best wishes


Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator



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