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.

Aug
7
Sun
Angel Edmonton street party @ Snell's Park
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Part of LBE’s summer of “A Month of Sundays” celebrating food and entertainment from all corners of the Borough.
Aug
14
Sun
Edmonton Green street party @ Edmonton Green shopping centre
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Part of LBE’s summer of “A Month of Sundays” celebrating food and entertainment from all corners of the Borough.

Aug
15
Mon
The wonderful world of almshouses @ Jubilee Hall
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

A talk by Simon Saints. Simon is an ambassador for the almshouse movement. His presentation will include pictures set to music and the talk will cover a 1,000 years of fascinating alms history and showcases the many almshouses locally, the UK and world wide.

Aug
28
Sun
Southgate street party @ Ashfield Parade
Aug 28 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Part of LBE’s summer of “A Month of Sundays” celebrating food and entertainment from all corners of the Borough.

Aug
31
Wed
Local Plan debate petition closes
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm
Sep
3
Sat
Litter pick @ Caterhatch Lane
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The next Enfield Society litter pick takes place on the footpath between Caterhatch Lane and Ladysmith Road, adjacent to the David Lloyd Centre. If you would like to take place, please contact us.

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

Sep
11
Sun
Palmers Green street party @ Hazelwood Lane
Sep 11 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Part of LBE’s summer of “A Month of Sundays” celebrating food and entertainment from all corners of the Borough.

Sep
13
Tue
Lord Kitchener: the Man behind the Poster @ Jubilee Hall
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Councillor Michael Rye. This meeting will be followed by the Historical Association North London Branch AGM. All welcome. Non members can attend for a charge of £2.

Sep
22
Thu
AGM @ Jubilee Hall
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm

Details of the AGM, including access to all the reports and agenda, can be found here. Following the AGM there will be a talk by Joanna Moncrieff exploring Chingford’s history from forest village to London suburb and we are promised a meeting with an unexpected cast of characters along the way.

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.

Aug
15
Mon
The wonderful world of almshouses @ Jubilee Hall
Aug 15 @ 8:00 pm

A talk by Simon Saints. Simon is an ambassador for the almshouse movement. His presentation will include pictures set to music and the talk will cover a 1,000 years of fascinating alms history and showcases the many almshouses locally, the UK and world wide.

Sep
13
Tue
Lord Kitchener: the Man behind the Poster @ Jubilee Hall
Sep 13 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Councillor Michael Rye. This meeting will be followed by the Historical Association North London Branch AGM. All welcome. Non members can attend for a charge of £2.

Oct
11
Tue
The Origin of Mass Society: Speech, Crime, Sex and Drink in Urbanising Britain 1780-1870 @ Jubilee Hall
Oct 11 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Professor Peter Mandler (Historical Association President, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge). Historical Association meeting. Non members welcome for £2 each.

Oct
17
Mon
A Walk with the Admiral—The history of a suburban road, by Richard Thomas @ Jubilee Hall
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

A simple story of a street, from the first land records in 1527 up to aerial photographs of the 21st century. You see the plans of the Victorian developer, meet the first families and follow the growth of the community up to the present day.

Nov
8
Tue
From Ozymandias to Colston: the Changing Significance of Statues in Cultural History @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Dr Tim Hochstrasser (London School of Economics). Historical Association meeting. Non members welcome for £2 each.

Nov
21
Mon
Memories of Chase Side County Junior School in the 1950s by Stephen Gilburt @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

This will be an interactive presentation with everyone invited to share their primary school memories of lessons, craftwork and games, outings and holidays, poems, projects and pets, parties, plays and pantomimes. Please also bring along any photographs or artifacts you may have of your primary school days which you would like to show.

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