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 4 October 2014

11, Church Street, Lower Edmonton,
London, N9 9DY
Meet outside the cottage at 2.30 p.m.


Friday 24 to Sunday 26 October 2014

Coleridge the ShakespearEan
Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset
Friends of Coleridge Study Weekend
Speakers: Paul Cheshire, Nigel Dodd, Ewan Jones, Michael O’Neill, Matthew Scott and James Vigus
Full details on
Enquiries: Maggie Roberts email


Saturday 29 November 2014

MARY LAMB’s ‘ON Needlework’:
A Bicentenary celebration
Swedenborg Hall, 20 –21 Bloomsbury Way,
London WC1A 2TH
Lamb Study Day
Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Aaron, ‘Positive Leisure’: Time and Play in the Writings of Mary Lamb

The day will include panels on the cultural contexts of Mary Lamb’s needlework (Dr Bridget Long and Rosanne Elizabeth Waine); Mary Lamb and creativity (Felicity Roberts and The Hon. Dr Jocelynne Annette Scutt); the Lambs at work and play (Professor Jane Aaron and Dr Samantha Matthews); and editing Mary Lamb (Dr Tom Lockwood) followed by round-table discussion.

Coffee 10 –10.30 a.m.
Panels 1 and 2  10 –1
Lunch 1 –2.30
Panels 3 and 4 2.30 –5.30

There is a £5 charge for the whole Study Day. Lunch (at own expense) at a local restaurant.
Please register in advance with Felicity James, School of English, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH.


Saturday 7 February 2015, 12.30 for 1 p.m.

CHARLES LAMB’S BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATION LUNCHEON followed by a lecture at Swedenborg Hall
TAS Restaurant, 22 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QJ
Guest of Honour: Professor Claire Lamont, Newcastle University
Tickets £30 from Felicity James (as above)


Saturday 18 April 2015, 2.30 p.m.

Lamb and Cambridge: Cambridge and Lamb
Adrian Barlow
President of the English Association
Swedenborg Hall, 20 –21 Bloomsbury Way,
London WC1A 2TH


Saturday 16 May 2015, 2.30 p.m.

Followed by tea, cake and favourite Elian readings
Swedenborg Hall, 20 –21 Bloomsbury Way,
London WC1A 2TH