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The Oscar Wilde Society has an exciting and diverse programme of events all year round. We organise lectures, readings, and discussions about Wilde and his works, and visits to places associated with him. We also aim to highlight other events of interest which are organised by other entities.

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February 2019

Author’s Lunch with Michèle Mendelssohn, writer of ‘Making Oscar Wilde’

February 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Obica Restaurant, 96 Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London
London, SW3 3AD
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£57

We shall meet at 12:00 pm for 12:30 for lunch at ‘Obica' restaurant. This Italian restaurant is an attractive venue where an excellent lunch is served; we were last there for Gyles Brandreth’s author’s lunch in 2017. All members and their guests will be very welcome. The last date to book a place is 19 January ... Read more...

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March 2019

Guided Visit to the Oscar Wilde Temple

March 2, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Twenty years in the making, The Oscar Wilde Temple is an immersive work of art and secular space honouring Wilde, one of the earliest forebears of gay liberation, whilst commemorating LGBTQ+martyrs and those lost to the AIDS crisis. For this exhibition, the entirety of the gallery, a Victorian former chapel, has been dramatically transformed to ... Read more...

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May 2019

Robbie Ross Celebration Dinner (members and their guests only)

May 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Savile Club, the Clubhouse, 69 Brook Street W1K 4ER + Google Map

In conjunction with the Savile Club and to be held in the Clubhouse at 69 Brook Street, London W1K 4ER A dinner in celebration of the 150th birthday of Robert ‘Robbie’ Ross, man of letters, devoted friend, erstwhile lover and literary executor of Oscar Wilde and mentor to the poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; ... Read more...

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July 2019

Guided Walk, Tite Street, Chelsea

July 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, Tite Street, Chelsea + Google Map
£10
Tite Street

Meet on Sunday 6th of Julyat 2 pm at the Embankment end of Tite Street. Devon Cox, Society member and author of the wonderful study of Tite Street, The Street of Wonderful Possibilities, will lead us on a guided tour of Tite Street where Wilde, Whistler and Sargent, amongst many others, lived in the nineteenth ... Read more...

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Summer Lunch, Oxford (Members and their guests)

July 20, 2019 @ 11:45 am - 5:00 pm
The Cape of Good Hope, 1 The Plain
Oxford , OX4 1EA United Kingdom
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£43
Magdalen College

Magdalen College recently told the Society that the date they offered is no longer available due to building works. We have found a delightful Victorian pub nearby – The Cape of Good Hope – Iffley Road, The Plain, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 1EA, which has offered us a private dining room. Cost is £43 per head ... Read more...

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September 2019

Annual General Meeting

September 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FICO, Cottons Cente, Hays Lane
London, SE1 2QP United Kingdom
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We will meet in the foyer of this company office just before 7.00 pm. This is an excellent opportunity for old and new members to get acquainted and we would be particularly pleased to welcome newly joined Society members. AGENDA Welcome and introductions Approval of the minutes of the previous AGM Chairman's report Hon. Secretary's ... Read more...

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October 2019

Annual Birthday Dinner (National Liberal Club)

October 11, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place
LONDON , SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
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£75
Gyles Brandreth

We are delighted to announce that the Society’s Honorary President, Gyles Brandreth, will be our guest and after-dinner speaker. We will be meeting and dining in the David Lloyd George Room and, because this is our major event and is always popular with members and their guests, early booking is recommended. When booking please inform ... Read more...

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September 2021

The 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) – Members Only

September 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The AGM will again be held online on Zoom. This will be an excellent opportunity for members who are usually unable to join us to take part and we look forward to welcoming as many Society members as possible. The Zoom link will be mailed a few days prior to the meeting.

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October 2021

Annual Birthday Dinner at the National Liberal Club (OWS & NLC members + their guests)

October 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place
LONDON , SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
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£75
Neil Titley

After over a year of lockdown, we are delighted that our annual birthday dinner at the National Liberal Club is back again. It will be for members only.

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March 2022

Wilde and his Irish connections (Joint event with NLC Irish Circle)

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place
LONDON , SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
Free
Eleanor Fitzsimons

When Henry James met Oscar Wilde in Washington in 1882, he confessed to the young Irish man who was causing such a stir in America, that he was “nostalgic for London.” “Really?” Wilde replied. “You care for places? The world is my home.” Oscar Wilde was an internationalist who valued the richness of diversity, language ... Read more...

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