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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.

Further information

For further information, contact the joint leaders, Christine Shuttleworth and Rohan Bolton:

Forthcoming meetings

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

We will join the Guildhall library for one of their talks: on writers and poets in the City of London.
Charlotte Bronte loved it, Alexander Pope hated it. Known mainly as a place for money making and trade, the narrow alleyways of the City also gave birth to writers and poets. It either charmed or repelled its visitors and it has featured in and inspired books and poetry over the centuries. The City is awash with literary landmarks that might just surprise you. Join City Guide Jill Finch to learn more.

Tickets are free but need to be booked through Eventbrite

As usual, we’ll probably go to a nearby pub for a drink and a chat afterwards.

Recent meetings

Thursday 28 February 2019 at 1 p.m. – O’Neill’s, 73-77 Euston Road, London NW1 2QS CANCELLED

Monday 3 December 2018 at 12.30 p.m. – Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Five of us met for a pre-Christmas get-together at Ye Olde Watling in the City of London.

Wednesday 15 August, 12.30 p.m. – the London Mithraeum, Bloomberg Space, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA

Five members of the London group plus a couple of guests from neighbouring groups made a fascinating visit to the London Mithraeum, with its reconstructed temple of Mithras and a host of Roman artefacts dug out of the course of the Walbrook, one of London’s lost rivers. We finished off the morning with a very good lunch in an upstairs room at Ye Olde Watling pub, sausages and chops (and cider) a speciality.

May 2018: Two of us met up with Terri Mackenzie, ANZSI vice-president, who was visiting London. We had a convivial Lebanese meal in a restaurant in the Edgware Road.

Tuesday 24 April 2018, Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

A talk from the librarian on the History and Treasures of Guildhall Library.

Thursday 8 February 2018: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

A fascinating tour of the renovations being undertaken at the Painted Hall and Ceiling, Old Royal Naval College.

During 2017 we visited  the Garden Museum and held our Christmas gathering at Café Rouge in Victoria Place Shopping Centre.