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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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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, 2022 @ 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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June 2022

A Visit to the House Beautiful for OWS Members – 25 June 2022

June 25, 2022

Please see the email sent by the Membership Secretary to OWS members on 24 May 2022 for details.

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July 2022

Summer Lunch – Magdalen College, Oxford

July 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Oscar Wilde Society Summer Lunch - Saturday 30 July 2022 "Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses." Join us in Oscar's honour for our annual summer lunch in the convivial environs of his alma mater, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. 12:15 p.m. for Pimm’s (or pressé) in The ... Read more...

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October 2022

Book Launch and OWS Birthday Dinner

October 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Savile Club, the Clubhouse, 69 Brook Street W1K 4ER + Google Map

Thanks to the generosity of an Oscar Wilde Society member and collector of Wildean material, we are able to publish a facsimile edition of Constance Wilde's autograph book. The book is in the collection of the British Library and is reproduced by its kind permission. It has never been published before, except in short extracts. ... Read more...

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August 2023

Oscar Wilde Society Summer Luncheon

August 12, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Magdalen College Oxford Oxford, OX1 4AU United Kingdom + Google Map
£90

"Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses." Join us in Oscar's honour for our annual summer lunch in the usual convivial environs of his alma mater, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU.   12:30 p.m. for Pimm’s (or pressé) in The Chaplain's Quad followed by a three course lunch with ... Read more...

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September 2023

Oscar Wilde Society Annual General Meeting

September 22, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom
Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

The AGM will be held by Zoom video conferencing on Friday 22 September at 7.00 p.m. It will be followed at 8.00 p.m. by an illustrated talk by Yvonne Ivory called ‘Dorian Gray in Babylon Berlin’. Yvonne writes: After his death in 1900, Irish author Oscar Wilde became a cult figure in the German-speaking world. ... Read more...

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October 2023

Oscar Wilde Annual Birthday Dinner

October 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place
LONDON , SW1A 2HE United Kingdom
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£90
Dominic Dromgoole

Please join us for the thirty-first Oscar Wilde birthday dinner, held by the Oscar Wilde Society in the magnificent surroundings of the National Liberal Club. Our special guest this year will be author and director Dominic Dromgoole, whose many achievements include the splendid year-long Classic Spring Season of Oscar Wilde’s works at the Vaudeville Theatre ... Read more...

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