About our talks

A regular programme of talks is arranged by the Enfield Society at Jubilee Hall. 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.

Talks at Jubilee Hall or on Zoom

This is a list of next talks by The Enfield Society, Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, Enfield Archaeological Society or Historical Association. Check the entries for details. Meetings are open to non-members of the organising Society, usually with a small fee.

May
16
Mon
Thomas Hardy’s Tortured Vocation @ Jubilee Hall
May 16 @ 8:00 pm
Talk by The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Platten. Stephen is a retired Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Wakefield. He spent his early life in Enfield and has had a lifelong interest in the life and works of Thomas Hardy. Hardy’s second wife Florence Dugdale came from Enfield and they were married in St Andrew’s church. Non members welcome, £1 each.
Jun
9
Thu
The 1930s @ St Peter's Church Hall
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon show with tea and cake.

Gershwin, Jarrow march, Snow White, Hitler, Wizard of Oz, Fred Astaire, Gandhi, abdication, Mae West, Lindbergh, Coward & more.

£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4120. All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield

Jun
18
Sat
Albany Park Community Festival @ Albany Park
Jun 18 all-day

The Enfield Society will have its stand at here today. Come along and say “hello” and discover what we do.

Enfield Choral Society Concert @ St Paul’s Church
Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm

Enfield Choral Society presents Songs from the Shows, conducted by Mark Sproson.

Tickets £14 in advance, available from choir members, enfieldchoralsociety.org.uk or 07793 082991 (£15 on the door, £7 under 25s in full time education).

Jun
25
Sat
Enfield Chamber Orchestra concert @ Enfield Baptist Church
Jun 25 @ 7:30 pm

Vaughan Williams Wasps Overture, Dvorak Romanze (Soloist Sarah Colley), WH Reed Two Somerset Idylls, Gounod Symphony no.3.

Admission Adults £14, Concessions £12, Students (17-21) £5.50, Children under 16 free.

Tel: 020 8360 4980

Tickets available online and at the door (booking fee applies).Email: info@enfieldchamberorch.org.uk
Charity no. 111907

Jul
2
Sat
Winchmore Hill Fancy Fair
Jul 2 all-day

The Enfield Society will have its stall here today. Come along and say “hello” and discover what we do.

Jul
7
Thu
All Things Banned & Censored @ St Peter's Church Hall
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon show with tea and cake.

BBC, Psycho, George Formby, Jane Russell, adverts, Eartha Kitt, tombstones, cricket, Oh Calcutta!, Spike Milligan, Sooty & more.

£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4120. All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield

Sep
8
Thu
The Cinema @ St Peter's Church Hall
Sep 8 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon show with tea and cake.

Hitchcock, Wurlitzers, Al Jolson, usherettes, Hollywood, Michael Caine, Walt Disney, Pathe News, Oscars, Pearl & Dean & more.

£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4120. All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield

Oct
13
Thu
The seaside @ St Peter's Church Hall
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon show with tea and cake.

Max Bygraves, whelks, Brighton, seaweed, lighthouses, Donald McGill, seagulls, Alan Bennett, piers, smugglers, Canute & more.

£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4120. All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield

Nov
10
Thu
The 1920s @ St Peter's Church Hall
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm

An afternoon show with tea and cake.

Victor Sylvester, the Charleston, Marie Stopes, prohibition, Barbara Cartland, flappers, Jeeves, talkies, Wembley, Just William & more.

£5 on entry; just turn up. For more information: 020 8375 4120. All money raised goes to Age UK Enfield

Meetings of other local Societies at Jubilee Hall

Enfield Archaeological Society (EAS)

Visitors to Enfield Archaeological Society talks are very welcome (£1.50 per person). See www.enfarchsoc.org.

Edmonton Hundred Historical Society (EHHS)

Visitors to Edmonton Hundred Historical Society talks are welcome (£1 per person). 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.

Below is a listing of (up to) the next six talks taking place at Jubilee Hall which may include The Enfield Society, EAS, EHHS, HA as well as talks for which an entrance fee is normally charged to everyone attending.

May
16
Mon
Thomas Hardy’s Tortured Vocation @ Jubilee Hall
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by The Right Reverend Dr Stephen Platten. Stephen is a retired Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Wakefield. He spent his early life in Enfield and has had a lifelong interest in the life and works of Thomas Hardy. Hardy’s second wife Florence Dugdale came from Enfield and they were married in St Andrew’s church.

Non members welcome, £1 each.

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