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

Apr
24
Wed
The Lost Buildings of Southgate @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 24 @ 2:30 pm

Talk by local history speaker and guide Joe Studman. It is said that The Taylors and Walkers had a policy of buying up property and demolishing it as they couldn’t stand to see another mans chimney from Arnos or Grovelands. Was it wanton destruction or the first greenbelt? £3 per person.

Apr
26
Fri
Trees in Broomfield Park @ Palmers Green Library
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm

talk by David March. Free.

Apr
29
Mon
Brickmaking in the Borough of Enfield @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by David Cufley. This talk gives an idea of working in the brickfields and covers the period from the 1700s to WW1 with an emphasis on the 19th century. It shows how the workforce were organised, their wages and social conditions. The details of local brickfields will be included in the talk. Joint talk with the Edmonton Hundred Historical Society.

Free to TES members.  Visitors welcome, £1 per person.

Apr
30
Tue
Sailing the Adriatic—from the far north down to the Ionian @ Jubilee Hall
Apr 30 @ 10:30 am

Talk by David Toynbee. David has been sailing the seas for many years in his yacht Kaiku. Today he will share with us time spent in the Adriatic with a voyage from Monfalconi near Trieste and across to Venice. Then through the jewel of the Mediterranean, the 1000 islands of Croatia before heading back across to Italy and on down into the Greek Ionian.

Free to TES members.  Visitors welcome, £1 per person.

May
10
Fri
EAS Vice Presidential Address @ Jubilee Hall
May 10 @ 8:00 pm

Talk by Jon Cotton.  Subject to be confirmed.  Free to EAS members.  Visitors welcome, £1.50 per person.

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