The Lecture Series

The Society runs London’s longest running literary salon and has put on over 500 literary talks and lectures.

Upcoming Lectures


Death & the Maiden with Lucy Talbot

The relationship between women and death throughout history and across the globe is fascinating.

Oct 3rd 2016 - Oct 3rd 2016

Colin Wilson - The Outsider Sixty Years On, with Gary Lachman

2016 marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of the existential classic The Outsider, the book that threw its twenty-four year old author, Colin Wilson, into fame and achieved worldwide success.

Oct 4th 2016 - Oct 4th 2016

Forty Years of Murder, Keith Simpson, with Bill Edwards

The Acid Bath Murders, Christie, Lord Lucan, The Krays... murderers haunt the mind.

Oct 10th 2016 - Oct 10th 2016

Halloween Séance with Philipp Oberlohr.

"Tonight we create a séance. Tonight we create contact with the spirits. Don't be afraid . . ."

Oct 24th 2016 - Oct 24th 2016

Ecstasies of Darkness

The History of Witches’ Ointments, with Raymond Salvatore Harmon

Oct 25th 2016 - Oct 25th 2016

Gossamer Days - Spiders, Humans and Their Threads, with Eleanor Morgan

What happens when one making animal meets another? Gossamer Days explores the strange web of spider-human relationships.

Dec 5th 2016 - Nov 7th 2016

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare

The Tarot Deck of Austin Osman Spare, with Jonathan Allen

Nov 21st 2016 - Nov 22nd 2016

Stories on a Sunday With Giles Abbott

Join Master Storyteller Giles Abbott and just twelve guests around the Sarcophagus in Lion's Chamber of Our Museum's Wunderkabinnet for Monthly Storytelling evenings

Nov 13th 2016 - Jul 9th 2017