events 1Since its establishment in 1935 the CLS has held a series of annual events - lectures, study days, discussion groups, luncheons, and outings – in London. Today, the Society works to continue these traditions by hosting a number of lectures at Swedenborg Hall, and an annual luncheon to celebrate Lamb’s birthday in February. New members are very welcome to join us.



Saturday 24 November 2018, 11 a.m./2.30 p.m.


14 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

‘Future Directions for the Lamb Society’
Extraordinary General Meeting
Friends, supporters, and anyone willing to help and advise all warmly welcomed.

12.30 Lunch in local restaurant

2.30 – 5.30 p.m.

‘Future Directions for Lamb Studies’
Talks and discussion by the editors of the Lambs’ Collected Works including
Prof. Gregory Dart, UCL and Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol

Members are welcome to attend any part of the day. If possible please let us know in advance if planning to attend: Dr Felicity James, School of English, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH or



Saturday 9 February 2019, 12.30 p.m.


Meal at Ciao Bella, 86-90 Lamb's Conduit St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ
Lunch will be followed by a short walk to
The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ,
and a lecture from our Guest of Honour: Dr Peter Newbon

Tickets (£35) are available from Felicity James (as above), and include: meal; lecture; entry to museum



Saturday 13 April 2019, 2.30 p.m.

Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH

'Tom Thumb and Elia's "exquisite lucubrations": Hartley Coleridge's Essays'
Dr Joanna Taylor, Presidential Academic Fellow in Digital Humanities, University of Manchester

Followed by our AGM



Saturday 22 – Friday 29 June 2019


An arts festival organised by All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb. See for details.



None of the officers, committee or members of the Charles Lamb Society and no leader or organiser of any event, visit, walk or programme promoted or organised by the Charles Lamb Society shall be held liable in respect of the death of, or injury, damage or loss to any person or the property of any person which may occur during or arise out of participation in any such event, visit, walk or programme.