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.

Main meetings

These take place at The Crutched Friar Pub on the first Saturday of every other month – February, April, June, August, October and December.

Doors open at 6.30pm with the evening starting around 7.00pm. Click on Meetings from the menu above for more information.

2024 Speakers and Events

Date Speaker Title
Sat 3rd August Andrew Whitehead A Devilish kind of courage, Anarchists, Aliens and the Siege of Sydney Street
Sat 5th October Nick Higham The Mercenary River
Sun 8th December Jonathan Oates Dick Turpin in Whitechapel


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.

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