Tangent is one of a family of organisations, Ladies Circle, 41 Club and Round Table, each unique but connected by a shared attitude. All organisations provide good friends, good times, the opportunity to give back to their communities and the chance to try something new.
The Round Table Family organisation is a group of social networking and charitable clubs that together form a worldwide movement of tens of thousands of people.
Tangent is an organisation for women, mainly aged over 45, currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. The Association is a place where women can make good friends, have good times and find the opportunity to support good causes.
Our clubs across the UK enjoy a programme of interesting and fun activities, supporting their local communities and enjoying the fellowship of clubs in the Round Table Family.
The Charter of Tangent Club International (TCI) took place on the 3rd of May 2014 during the 41 Club International Conference in Korsør, Denmark with Founder members of Cyprus, Denmark, Great Britain, Norway and Sweden - representing around 14,000 Tangent Members.
TCI continues to grow with interest from countries from all over the world.
Great Britain and Ireland (GB&I) left the organisation of TCI on 28 May 2022 at the TCI AGM in Bergen following a vote by Members at a Special General Meeting held on 6 September 2021.
GB&I had made several attempts to persuade TCI to change their rule which prevented members of GB&I who had not been members of Ladies Circle or wives/partners of Round Tablers becoming members of the TCIBoard but failed to get the necessary support. Members therefore reluctantly decided that we could not continue to be part of an organisation that effectively discriminated against a significant proportion of our membership.
TCI have made it clear that GB&I Members will be welcome at their meetings (AGM and HYMs) and will be allowed to stay throughout the meeting but not speak unless specifically invited.
We will do our best to maintain friendships within TCI.
Founded in 1932. Open to women aged 18-45.
Ladies Circle is open to women aged 18-45 and is Tangent’s sister organisation, sharing the same core values of friends, having fun and supporting local causes. Ladies Circle is a modern, vibrant club which offers the best opportunity possible for young women to connect, have a great time and give something back.
Circlers first join because they want to make new friends, have fun, do things they’ve never done before, and put something back into the community at the same time.
Founded in 1959.
Find new friends close to home and across the globe.
Ladies Circle is the sisterhood we all deserve. If you are a woman between 18 and 45 who wants to get more out of life, then Ladies Circle is for you!
Ladies Circle strives to make a difference both locally and internationally through their charity projects. Together Ladies Circle accomplishes so much!
Widen your world and your personal network, Ladies Circle has over 13,000 members in 43 countries worldwide. New in your town? Check if there is a local circle! “A Circler is a friend you just haven’t met yet.”
Founded in 1945. Open to current or former Round Tablers over 40.
41 Club or The Association of Ex-Round Tablers’ Clubs was formed in 1945 and is open to past Round Tablers over 40. 41 Club specialises in continuing the friendships made in Round Table. The philosophy of the club is similar to that of Round Table, but often less ‘active’. The Club's main purpose is to support Round Table and, if possible, participate in local community service initiatives or charity work. However, the ‘continued friendship’ and ‘fellowship’ aspect is of great importance.
Most clubs meet monthly, usually semi-formal with an activity or a speaker and dinner. Lifelong friendships are often made in 41 Club.
Founded in 1927. Open to men aged 18-45.
Round Table is open to young men aged from 18-45 and about having fun with a great bunch of people and trying something new. Founded in 1927, Round Tables meet all over Great Britain and Ireland to try white water rafting, hiking, zorbing, or perhaps go for a round of crazy golf, learn how to make the perfect sushi or take a tour of the local brewery.
Round Table clubs raise over £3.3 million a year and are proud to support national charities like Children in Need and Anthony Nolan as well as thousands of local charities and individuals making an enormous difference to millions of lives every year.
All 4 Clubs work alongside one another under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding.