Welcome to The Whitechapel Society

The Whitechapel Society 1888 is a historical society that promotes the study of the Whitechapel murders and the social impact that this event had on the East End of London.

Victorian and Edwardian life and culture in the East End of London also features in the interest of the Society along with other true crime events that are often intertwined with the Whitechapel murder and the East End in general.

Next meeting

Saturday 7th October

Guest speaker: George Fleming

George Fleming of HISTORY AT LARGE is an historian, writer, theatrical director and actor. Anyone who came to the Salisbury Conference and assisted at his mock trial centred on the Maybrick diary will already be familiar with George’s approach to historical events including true crime. With this presentation (which will include Jack the Ripper), he will talk about his use of the ‘mock trial’ as a tool for presenting ‘for’ and ‘against’ evidence in an in-biased way. George will be using members of the WS to read from some of his scripts and we are sure that it will be a very entertaining evening.


See Meetings page for location details


Christmas meeting – special announcement

Saturday 2nd December

Whitechapel Society are delighted to announce our guest speaker for the Christmas meeting will be Gyles Brandreth.

Free entry and buffet for members.

Non-members £10 payable on the door.

Gyles Brandreth is a writer, broadcaster, former MP and Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, now Chancellor of the University of Chester and one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers. A veteran of QI and Have I Got News For You, a reporter on The One Show and a regular on Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness.

This event is in aid of Great Ormond Street hospital.

Gyles Brandreth Whitechapel Society Guest speaker

The Identity of Jack The Ripper still remains the greatest enigma in the annals of unsolved crime

Professor William Fishman

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21 years of Jack the Ripper
the Whitechapel Society