• Annual General Meeting
    Our AGM will be held at 8pm on Thursday 13th June at Jubilee Hall. Full details. . .

About our talks

A regular programme of talks is arranged by the Enfield Society. These are free to members and non-members are welcome to attend for a modest charge (typically £1 per meeting).   Refreshments will be available and our sales counter will be open. Jubilee Hall, 2 Parsonage Lane, is near the junction with Chase Side and there is an access ramp for wheelchairs.

Talks either take place during the day or in the evening.  You can check our events calendar for all talks, or just the daytime talks or evening talks.

Other organisations also meet in Jubilee Hall—if you are interested in booking the hall, please see our Jubilee Hall for hire page for details.

If there is a particular subject you would like to see covered at our meetings, or if you know of someone who can speak on a particular topic, please contact the meetings organiser or use our contact form or leave a telephone message with Jubilee Hall.

Meetings of other local Societies at Jubilee Hall

Enfield Archaeological Society (EAS)

Visitors are very welcome (£1.50 per person). See www.enfarchsoc.org.

Edmonton Hundred Historical Society (EHHS)

Talks are free to members; there is a charge of £1 per head for visitors. See www.edmontonhundred.org.uk.

Historical Association (HA)

Visitors to meetings of the North London Branch are welcome for the small charge of £1.00 per person. More details from the Branch Secretary, Robin Blades (020 8368 5328), Associate Membership available for £5 a year for an individual or £8 a year for a couple. robin.blades@outlook.com.

Next talks

Finding Nemon @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Lady Aurelia Young.  Oscar Nemon (1906 – 1985) is one of the twentieth century’s greatest sculptors, responsible for iconic portraits of elder statesmen and major figures displayed all over the world. He was a flamboyant personality who charmed those who came into contact with him, including towering figures such as Winston Churchill, Sigmund Freud and Queen Elizabeth II along with countless politicians and celebrities. His daughter Aurelia will talk to us about her father’s life from humble origins as a Jew in (what is now) Croatia to his refuge from the Nazis in southern England, the career of this often infuriating yet charismatic man and his artistic and personal encounters with presidents, prime ministers, royalty and others. The Queen nicknamed him the ‘missing Oscar’ and he became the subject of the only attempt at sculpture by his friend Churchill, who in turn posed for many likenesses by Nemon including a monumental bronze in the House of Commons.

20th century Enfield women Florence Dugdale and Edna Hall @ Jubilee Hall
Jun 26 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman.  Florence has an Enfield Cultural Hub named after her.  She had visions of becoming a great writer but had to settle for being the second wife of Thomas Hardy.  Edna however was a true artist. £3 per person.

Survivors. Surviving World War II Structures in Enfield. @ Jubilee Hall
Jul 12 @ 8:00 pm

The Geoffrey Gillam Memorial Lecture by Ian Jones.  Joint EHHS/EAS meeting.  Visitors welcome, £1.50 per person.

Early Enfield @ Jubilee Hall
Jul 24 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman.  From Ice Age to Saxons; a look at what evidence we have for our area.  £3 per person.

Enfield Entertains @ Jubilee Hall
Aug 28 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Joe Studman.  A look at over 30 theaters and cinemas that once graced the borough.

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