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 29 April 2017,
11 a.m./2.30 p.m.

Swedenborg Hall
Members and friends are invited to
all or any part of the day.

Lunch at Spaghetti House, 20 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1, 1 p.m.

‘I fear I must get cured along with Hartley’: Charles Lamb,
Hartley Coleridge, and ‘Inveterate’ Immaturity
2.30 p.m.

Dr Peter Newbon
Northumbria University



Saturday 20 May 2017, 2.30 p.m.
Swedenborg Hall

Soldier, speculator, charge d'affaires:
John Spencer Smith and his Constantinople journal, 1794-7

R.M. Healey



Saturday 10 June 2017, 12 noon
Wheathamstead Parish Church

‘Those pretty, pastoral walks':
a saunter to Mackery End
R.M. Healey will lead a circular walk of about five miles along footpaths and country lanes, with plenty of stops. Meet outside the entrance door of Wheathampstead church at noon. The walk will take at least four hours and boots or strong shoes are essential.



Saturday 17 – Friday 23 June 2017

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



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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.