The Society was founded on 1 February 1935 at a meeting at Essex Hall on the Strand, but has its roots in an informal dining club, The Elian, that held its inaugural meeting at The Cheshire Cheese on Fleet Street on 6 November 1925. Members met regularly throughout the year and a special occasion was made of Lamb’s birthday on 10 February.
Today, the Society has worked to preserve these traditions and to continue the sociable and friendly ethos of its founders. Every year we hold a series of events in London and work to promote the four principal objectives of the Society:
The Society also publishes The Charles Lamb Bulletin, a highly regarded biannual peer-review journal that prints essays, notes, and queries on the Lambs and their circle.