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 15th October

**CHANGE OF DATE OF OCTOBER MEETING**
Members of the RMT union , members of ASLEF and members of TSSA will be striking on Saturday 1st October which is the scheduled date of the next Whitechapel Society meeting. As this will make attendance at the meeting very difficult for a significant number of our members, it has been decided to move the meeting to Saturday 15th October 2022.

2022 Speakers and Events

Date Speaker Title
Sat 3rd December

(Crutched Friar)

Xmas Quiz
Sun 4th December

(Chamberlain)

Dan Smith Scandal at Dolphin Square

 

2023 Speakers and Events

Date Speaker Title
Saturday 4th February Martin Brooks ‘Leavesden Asylum and it’s inmate Kosminski’
Saturday 1st April Rod Beattie ‘Jack the Ripper, a policeman, a new suspect’
Saturday 3rd June David Charnick ‘Darkside of East London’
Saturday 5th August TBC
Saturday 7th October TBC
Sunday 3rd December Ciara Wild/Jackie Anderson ‘Myth, Monster, Murder’

 

Disclaimer

At the time of publication details of speakers and topics are correct. Whilst every effort is made to deliver this schedule circumstances beyond the control of the society may necessitate  changes to the schedule and in the event of such the Society accept no liability.

Next interim meeting

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

Click on the image below to download a free sample of the highly respected Whitechapel Society journal.