EVENTS

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.

 

FORTHCOMING DATES

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Saturday 31 October 2015, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m.

COLERIDGE AND LAMB IN LONDON: A SYMPOSIUM
Joint event: The Charles Lamb Society and The Friends of Coleridge
Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution,
11 South Grove, Highgate, London N6 6BS
Welcome and coffee: 10.30–11 a.m.
Morning speakers: Dr. Peter Newbon; Heather Stone; Graham Davidson 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Lunch 1–2.30 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Richard Holmes: ‘Coleridge in Highgate’ 2.30–4 p.m.
Optional Highgate Walk 4–5 p.m.

 

There is no charge for the Study Day; lunch (own expense) will be at a local restaurant. Please book at www.friendsofcoleridge.com or contact Dr Felicity James, School of English, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH or fj21@le.ac.uk.

 

Sunday 6 December 2015, 1–4 p.m.

AN ENFIELD EXCURSION
Crown and Horseshoes Pub,
12-15 Horseshoe Lane, Enfield EN2 6PZ
Meet at the Crown and Horseshoes for lunch, followed by an Enfield walk. We hope there will be a (rare) opportunity to visit Lamb’s cottage in Gentlemen’s Row but numbers will be very limited for this. Please book with Felicity James (as above)

 

Saturday 13 February 2016, 12.30 for 1 p.m.

CHARLES LAMB’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LUNCHEON
TAS Restaurant, 22 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ
followed by lecture at Swedenborg Hall, 20–21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1
Guest of Honour: Dr Richard Gravil
Tickets (£35) are available from Felicity James (as above)

 

Saturday 23 April 2016, 11 a.m./2.30 p.m.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 11 a.m.
Swedenborg Hall, 20–21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1
Lunch at Spaghetti House, 20 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1, 1 p.m.
‘HAZLITT AND LAMB ON BOOKS AND FRIENDS’, 2.30 p.m.
Dr Stacey McDowell, University of Cambridge
Swedenborg Hall, 20–21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1

Members and friends are invited to come to the AGM, lunch, and lecture, or simply for part of the day.

 

Saturday 18 June–Friday 24 June 2016

THE LAMB FESTIVAL
All Saints Church, Church Street, Edmonton
An arts festival organised by All Saints, Edmonton, and supported by the Society, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb.
For more details, see www.allsaintsedmonton.org.uk/lamb-festival.html

 

Please note that 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.