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.

Next Enfield Society talks

Sep
29
Tue
Layers of London @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am
Talk by Adam Corsini. Layers of London is an interactive map resource based at the University of London. The project has worked with partners including The National Archives, The British Library, London Metropolitan Archives and Historic England to gather together London’s most iconic maps and geo-reference them, enabling individuals to discover how areas have changed throughout history. Additionally, the site encourages individuals to contribute their own content including local history, personal memories, and interesting facts to enrich the site with people’s own accounts and recollections of how areas have changed. In his talk Adam will present the site and demonstrate how it can be used and how people can get involved. The project can be accessed from layersoflondon.org.uk Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly news e-mails.
Oct
27
Tue
The Enfield Chase Restoration Project @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Graham Campbell (London Borough of Enfield). The Enfield Chase Restoration Project has an overall vision to create a long-term, multi-beneficial, publicly accessible woodland within the rural area of Enfield in order to benefit the local community and improve the environment of Enfield.

Led by Enfield Council the woodland design process has considered ecology, local history, landscape, drainage and silviculture. It will include the improvement of up to 3km of existing footpath along the London Loop. The aim is to plant approximately 100,000 trees across 60 hectares over the next 2 winters, principally through volunteer and community planting events. It will be concentrated in the Salmons Brook and Turkey Brook upper valleys across Council owned land. The project is being supported by local charity Thames21 and is being supported by the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London (GLA).

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly e-mail news updates.

Nov
16
Mon
The New River @ Zoom
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Richard Thomas. Follow the building of this 400 year old 40 mile long wandering man-made waterway from Chadwell Spring in Hertfordshire to the Round Pond in Islington. It was created to supply Jacobean London with fresh drinking water when many of the population were having to consume untreated River Thames water.

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly news e-mails.

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.

Sep
29
Tue
Layers of London @ Zoom
Sep 29 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Adam Corsini. Layers of London is an interactive map resource based at the University of London. The project has worked with partners including The National Archives, The British Library, London Metropolitan Archives and Historic England to gather together London’s most iconic maps and geo-reference them, enabling individuals to discover how areas have changed throughout history.

Additionally, the site encourages individuals to contribute their own content including local history, personal memories, and interesting facts to enrich the site with people’s own accounts and recollections of how areas have changed. In his talk Adam will present the site and demonstrate how it can be used and how people can get involved. The project can be accessed from layersoflondon.org.uk

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly news e-mails.

Oct
27
Tue
The Enfield Chase Restoration Project @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Graham Campbell (London Borough of Enfield). The Enfield Chase Restoration Project has an overall vision to create a long-term, multi-beneficial, publicly accessible woodland within the rural area of Enfield in order to benefit the local community and improve the environment of Enfield.

Led by Enfield Council the woodland design process has considered ecology, local history, landscape, drainage and silviculture. It will include the improvement of up to 3km of existing footpath along the London Loop. The aim is to plant approximately 100,000 trees across 60 hectares over the next 2 winters, principally through volunteer and community planting events. It will be concentrated in the Salmons Brook and Turkey Brook upper valleys across Council owned land. The project is being supported by local charity Thames21 and is being supported by the Forestry Commission and the Mayor of London (GLA).

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly e-mail news updates.

Nov
16
Mon
The New River @ Zoom
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Richard Thomas. Follow the building of this 400 year old 40 mile long wandering man-made waterway from Chadwell Spring in Hertfordshire to the Round Pond in Islington. It was created to supply Jacobean London with fresh drinking water when many of the population were having to consume untreated River Thames water.

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly news e-mails.

Nov
18
Wed
The History of Regent’s Canal @ Jubilee Hall
Nov 18 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by Roger Squires. An Edmonton Hundred Historical Society meeting. Doors open 2pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.

Nov
24
Tue
Swinging London @ Zoom
Nov 24 @ 10:30 am

Talk by Nick Dobson. The Sixties saw London cast off the gloom of the post-war years and transform into the bright, swinging centre of style and culture. This illustrated timeline will provide a reminder of that groovy, swinging decade!

Zoom meeting details will be made available to members via our monthly news e-mails.

Dec
16
Wed
Christmas on the Home Front in WW2 @ Jubilee Hall
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Mike Brown. An Edmonton Hundred Historical Society meeting. Doors open 7.30pm. Visitors welcome, £1 each.

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