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

Saturday 14 October 2017, 2 p.m.
Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way,
London, NW1 2HD

TRAVELLING ROMANTICISM: THOMAS MANNING IN ENGLAND, FRANCE AND CHINA
Ed Weech, SOAS, Royal Asiatic Society Librarian, will talk about his PhD research on Manning and the RAS’s acquisition of the remarkable Manning archives.

 

 

Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.30–5
Swedenborg Hall, 20–21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1

THE ROMANTIC DINNER PARTY
A celebration of the bicentenary of the Immortal Dinner in December 1817

Speakers include:
Dr James Grande, King's College London, on 'Music and Sociability in the Romantic Metropolis'; Emma Povall, De Montfort University, on ‘William Godwin, Publishers, Dinner Parties and the "Freedom of Social Communication"'; Professor Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, on 'Lamb on the Menu'; Professor Greg Dart, UCL, on 'Christmas Festivities, 1817'; as well as readings by Andrew Mitchell and John Rowe.

Click here for details.

Please let Felicity James know if you plan to come (fj21@le.ac.uk).

 

 

Saturday 10 February 2018, 12.30 for 1
The Charles Lamb, 16 Elia Street, Islington, London N1 8DE

CHARLES LAMB’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION LUNCHEON
Meet in the lovely surroundings of the Charles Lamb pub on Elia Street. See www.thecharleslambpub.com for details.

Please let Felicity James know if you plan to come (fj21@le.ac.uk).

 

 

Saturday 14 April 2018, 2.30 p.m.
Swedenborg Hall, 20–21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1

‘A BIT OF GREEN IS VERY POWERFUL’: THE LEGACY OF CHARLES LAMB’S ‘EVER DEAR LONDON’ FOR CONTEMPORARY LITERARY LONDON
John Williams, Professor Emeritus, University of Greenwich

Followed by
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Members and friends are invited to attend the lecture, the AGM, or both. Lunch will be at Spaghetti House, 20 Sicilian Avenue, London WC1 at 1 p.m.

 

 

Saturday 12 May 2018, 11 a.m.
THE LAMBS AND HASTINGS

A day hosted by the Rev. Edward Preston. Meet at Hastings railway station for a tour of Elian sights of interest in Hastings, including walk, lunch, tea and lecture.

 

 

Saturday 16 to Friday 22 June 2018
All Saints Church, Church Street, Edmonton

THE LAMB FESTIVAL
An arts festival organised by All Saints, Edmonton, and supported by the Society, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb. See allsaintsedmonton.org.uk/lamb-festival

 

 

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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.