Remembering Lord Selborne

12 Mar 2021

It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of The Earl of Selborne GBE FRS DL, on 12 February 2021, aged 80.

Lord Selborne was President of St Andrew’s Club from 2014 to 2019, when Lord Strathclyde took over as President and Lord Selborne returned to being Vice President, a position he had held for over 30 years, thus maintaining a continuity of marvellous involvement in St Andrew’s Club by the Selborne family, since the Club’s earliest beginnings. He is remembered by many at St Andrew’s Club as warm, thoughtful and gentle, always listening to others’ thoughts before casting his own (which were usually very insightful).

I have treasured my time as President at St Andrew’s Club, particularly since my tenure took in the 150th anniversary of the Club. This enabled us to look back and see all that has been achieved since it began as St Andrew’s Home and Club for Working Boys in 1866, to what it is now – a thriving modern youth club, continuing to give local young people what they need and deserve”.

Lord Selborne on stepping down from the Presidency in March 2019.

The heritage video made, in which Lord Selborne speaks, can be seen HERE. The first Lord Selborne, who served at the time as Lord Chancellor in William Gladstone’s government, began to give his time and his knowledge to the Club in 1882 and was succeeded by the next three generations of the title.

We extend our deepest condolences to Lady Selborne and her family. He is sadly missed.

Lord Selborne celebrating the Club's 150th Anniversary at a Reception at No 10 Downing Street, hosted by David Cameron.
12 July 2016
©Zoe Norfolk


Lord Selborne speaking to guests at a Reception at the Mansion House, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London, Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley,
17 July 2019

Lord Selborne receiving his personalised graffiti art gift as he handed over the Club's Presidency to Lord Strathclyde and resumed his former role of Vice-President.
21 March 2019.