Past Events

ORT Professional Women's Network with guest speaker Josh Levs. Gender Equality: Better For Business, Better for Society

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30

Join us to hear Josh Levs, UN global champion of gender equality; Financial Times top 10 male feminist and award-winning journalist and author.

Josh will be speaking on the importance of challenging workplace stigmas and why men are crucial allies in the fight for gender equality. We will also hear about how paid ‘family leave’ will make society and business a better place and the story of how and why he sued CNN for better paternity leave!

The event will be a fantastic opportunity to hear from a world renowned speaker and commentator as well as a chance to, learn, share and network with other professional women from a variety of industries and sectors

Places are limited so please book early.


ORT-JUMP GRADUATION with guest speaker, Director of BBC News & Current Affairs, James Harding

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30


ORT-JUMP are delighted to announce that the annual Graduation Reception for students in the 2016 cohort will take place on Tuesday 28th June at 6.30pm.

We are excited to be holding this years event at JW3.

Students, parents and mentors will have the unique opportunity to hear from James Harding, Director of BBC News & Current Affairs.

Students who produce the best ORT-JUMP files will win an award and all students who attend will receive a graduation certificate. 

This event is compulsory for students on the ORT-JUMP Programme.



 James Harding joined the BBC as Director of News and Current Affairs in August 2013.

 Prior to this appointment James was Editor of The Times from December 2007 to December 2012, having joined the paper in 2006 as Business & City Editor. James worked at the Financial Times for several years, as Washington bureau chief from 2002-2004 and before that as the media editor. Between 1996 and 1999, he was a correspondent in China, where he opened the Shanghai bureau for the FT – the first European newspaper to open an office in the city since the 1949 revolution. Born in London in 1969, James studied History at Trinity College, Cambridge. He speaks Japanese, Chinese, French and German.


Maccabi Community Fun Run

Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:00 to 17:30

Come run for ORT UK and enjoy a great family day with the Jewish Community at Allianz Park.

Click below to register or call Muriel on 020 7446 8526 for more information



JIMMY CHOO Exclusive Preview Sale

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30
Adored by Sarah Jessica Parker and Cameron Diaz, Jimmy Choo has become a fashion icon and household name.  Located in Knightsbridge, the designer footwear retailer is known for cutting-edge styles & luxury accessories.  
Join us for an unprecedented opportunity to shop at their Preview Sale with amazing savings up to 50% off the Cruise and Spring Summer 2016 Collections.  

Summer Lunch 2016 with John Simpson

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 12:00 to 14:45

Summer Lunch 2016 at Claridge's with John Simpson.

 John Simpson, BBC World Affairs Editor is an acclained foreign correspondent and is also a renowned author and has written works of fiction and autobiographies. 

John is an enthralling speaker and promises to be a great entertainment.

Don't miss out and book today!


Monday, April 4, 2016 - 18:30 to 20:30

ORT-JUMP are delighted to be hosting our first exclusive speaker event inside the spectacular head offices at Pentland.

Set in magnificent grounds on a lakeside, Pentland plays host to some of the biggest brand names fashion & sport.

Join Pentland Brands Chairman, Andy Rubin as he gives a fascinating insight into the family's third generation brand business, as well as giving a presentation on 'Leading in a VUCA World: Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous.'  There will be an opportunity for discussion with Q&A.

As we expect this event to be very popular we encourage you to book ASAP as spaces will be limited.

Special introductory offer: Each mentor is welcome to bring along one complimentary guest.


6.30pm - Shopping Opportunity -  Guests are most welcome to come along early to do a bit of Retail therapy with 20% off on some of the world's leading brands in Pentland's Retail 'Street' 

7.00pm - Networking with Fellow Mentors -  Drinks Reception & Canapes

Welcome by  ORT UK

Pentland Brands Chairman, Andy Rubin -  History Tour of Pentland Brands 

Elliot Conway - Pentland Group, Vice President Investment Division & ORT JUMP Mentor

Pentland Brands Chairman, Andy Rubin - 'Leading in a VUCA World' - Focused Leadership Discussion followed by Q&A 

Vote of Thanks ORT UK

8.30pm - Close

This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by

Andy Rubin is Chairman of Pentland Brands plc, a UK based private family owned brand management company operating in sports, outdoor and fashion. Andy is the third generation to lead the family’s brand management business. Pentland owns global brands Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse and Mitre and is the global footwear licensee for Lacoste and Ted Baker. The Group is the majority shareholder in JD Sports Fashion plc, a European retailer in sports and fashion operating 800 stores and numerous online businesses.



Business Breakfast 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 07:45



Founder and President of Travelex; Chairman of The Office Group and Doddle; Chairman of the Prince's Trust

Interviewed by


Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Film Studios and Forme Chairman of BBC & ITV


£125 per person
£1250 table of 10
£1750 table of 10 & full page advert
£700 full page advert
£400 half page advert

For more information or to book a table or advert please contact Muriel at the office on 020 7446 8526 or


Friends of ORT Bridge Day

Monday, October 19, 2015 - 10:30 to 15:00

The Friends of ORT Bridge Day is always a popular event in the ORT calendar, so book early to avoid dissapointment! 

This will be the  Friends of ORT 19th annual Bridge Day and will be held in the London Marriot Hotel in Regents Park.

The format of the day is Registration & Refreshments at 10.30am with Bridge commencing at 11.00am prompt.  Buffet Lunch will be served and the day should conclude at approx 3.00pm.

We are mainly running Duplicate Bridge, however for those who would prefer Rubber Bridge, this will also be avaliabe providing you can make up a table fo 4 players.



Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 08:00 to 15:30

Once again, ORT UK will be hosting the Jack Rose Golf Challenge in the idyllic surrounds of Coombe Hill Golf Club, one of the top 100 courses in the UK and rated #72 in England.

The competition will be a Stableford with teams of four, off full handicap ( max 28 for gents & 36 for ladies) with ladies playing off their own stroke index.  Teams may be mixed.  

Prizes will be awarded to the first two teams (best two scores each hole), as well as a prize for the overall best Ladies team.

Registration with refreshments will commence at 8.00am with a shotgun start at 9.30am.  

The day will conclude with a delicious buffet lunch and prize giving as well as a Raffle with fantastic prizes!



Friends of Ort Summer Lunch 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 12:00 to 14:45

Friends of Ort are hosting their Annual Summer Lunch on Monday 11 May with guest speaker Barbara Winton, author and daughter of Sir Nicholas Winton.  

Barbara's remarkable book "If it's Not Impossible...The Life of Sir Nicholas Winton" tells the inspiring story of how her father saved the lives of 669 Czech children from the hands of the Nazis.  The fortuitous find of his scrapbook some 50 years later, ensured the world learnt of the heroic endeavours of this incredible man, also known as  'The British Oskar Schindler'.


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