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London

The local group for members of the Society of Indexers in the London area. Anyone passing through is always very welcome to attend. Meetings are usually held two or three times a year.

The London group runs a discussion forum that is open to all members of the Society.

Since the lockdown in March 2020 we have been keeping in touch with regular meetings on Zoom. In November 2020 we had a successful peer review, discussing our experience of indexing a House of Common library briefing on the Amazon rainforest.

Further information

For further information contact Rohan Bolton:

Future meetings

Information about face-to-face meetings will be posted here in due course, when lockdown restrictions have eased. In the meantime, keep in touch with other indexers via SIdeline and the group forums. Don’t forget you can participate in discussions on any of the local group forums.

Previous meetings

Thursday 18 June 2020 at 11 a.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 4 June 2020 at 11 a.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 5 March 2020 at 12.30 p.m. – visit to Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

We were fortunate that our March visit to the Dickens museum in Holborn took place just before the lockdown. The museum is based in the Victorian family home of Dickens and where he wrote many of his novels. There are five floors filled with personal possessions including his writing desk, paintings, ornaments, his wife’s engagement ring, handwritten letters and novel drafts. A fascinating place to visit. Beforehand we had a drink and a bite to eat in a suitably atmospheric old-fashioned local pub, the Duke in Bloomsbury.

Monday 9 December at 6 p.m. – Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Christmas meal.

Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 2 p.m. – talk at the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

Six of the London group attended one of the regular free talks on aspects of London history hosted by the Guildhall Library. As our speaker reminded us the City of London has not been concerned solely with finance and banking, so his talk was a whirlwind tour of literary landmarks. A wide range of poets and novelists was featured, including Charles Dickens, John Donne, John Milton and T.S. Eliot.