Welcome to The Whitechapel Society

The Whitechapel Society is a long-established historical society, originally set up to study the murders of Jack the Ripper and to shine a light on the conditions under which the victims lived.
The Society has grown over the years to include experts in many aspects of Victorian and Edwardian East End life. Members past and present have produced some of the most respected books and papers on East End crime ever written, including Spring-heeled Jack, Jack the Ripper, the Kray twins and many more.

Next meeting

Saturday 4th June

2021 Speakers and Events


Date Speaker Title
Sat 4th June Peter Stone History of the Port of London
Sat 6th August John Walker Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Abuse, Neglect and Fire in a London Children’s Workhouse 1854-1907

Next interim meeting

Click here for the interim page or see the WS interim Facebook page or contact Steve Rattey for details.

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