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

The National Liberal Club Whitehall Place , LONDON , United Kingdom

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

Free

Summer Lunch – Magdalen College, Oxford

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

Book Launch and OWS Birthday Dinner

The Savile Club, the Clubhouse 69 Brook Street

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

Oscar Wilde Society Summer Luncheon

Magdalen College Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom

"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

£90

‘Forbidden Love’ – The Sphinx Song Cycle at London Song Festival

Hinde Street Methodist Church 19 Hinde St, London, United Kingdom

London Song Festival 2023 www.londonsongfestival.org/concerts On Friday 18 August the London Song Festival is proud to present the world premiere of Sir Granville Bantock’s song cycle ‘The Sphinx’, a setting of Oscar Wilde’s poem of the same name. This masterpiece of English song was written in 1941 but has remained unperformed until now. Granville Bantock ... Read more

£15

Oscar Wilde Society Annual General Meeting

Zoom

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

Oscar Wilde Annual Birthday Dinner

The National Liberal Club Whitehall Place , LONDON , United Kingdom

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

£90

Wilde About Oscar

Eastgate House, Rochester High Street, Rochester, United Kingdom

Wilde About Oscar is a programme of to celebrate the great novelist, playwright and poet the 170th anniversary of his birth. There are performances at 2 pm, 3:30 pm and 5 pm. As part of the programme, Oscar Wilde Society Chairman Vanessa Heron will engage in a Q&A with Paul Doust, who has a one-person ... Read more

£11