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

Christmas traditions @ Jubilee Hall
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by Howard Whisker. Wine and nibbles will be served.

The Goths and the Roman Empire @ Jubilee Hall
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Talk by Dr David Gwynn (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Walking in London @ Jubilee Hall
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An illustrated talk by Peter Aylmer. London is a great place for walkers, if you know where to look—and if you know what to look for, once you get there. Peter’s guidebook Walking in London, published by Cicerone Press, deliberately seeks out some of the 13,000 species that inhabit its parks and gardens, rivers and heaths—the London Wildlife Trust helped Peter put the guide together. But that diversity couldn’t be possible without a wide range of open spaces, and Peter will also tell of how Londoners created arguably the greenest large city on the planet, often in the face of opposition from the powerful.

Peter is chair of the London group of the Long Distance Walkers Association. He brings a wide variety of perspectives and comparisons to walking in London, having walked most of England’s National Trails and created his own walks from south to north of each of Wales, England and Scotland. He is also the author of the Cicerone guide Walking in Essex. Joint talk with EHHS

The Dark Side of Enfield @ Jubilee Hall
Jan 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Talk by Joe Studman. A look at ghosts, murders and witchcraft in the old parish and the history behind them. £3 per person.

My 39 years at Covent Garden Opera House @ Jubilee Hall
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Talk by Georgie Perrot. During her long career at Covent Garden Opera House Georgie worked in a variety of roles, mostly in the Costume Department but latterly working as Administrative Assistant to the Directors of the Opera House. During this time she met many of the famous performers from the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet and says she will be ‘shamelessly name-dropping’ during her talk! Georgie will also display some of the fabulous costumes used in performances at the Opera House along with a pair of Darcy Bussell’s shoes.

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