October 2021 to July 2022
Meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at 8 pm, currently at:
The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Manor Street,
London SW4 6DZ
(a turning off Clapham High Street - nearest tubes: Clapham North and Clapham Common.
The Bread and Roses is opposite
the end of Navy Street).
View a map of the area
||Curious Cases and Tantalizing Trials:
Joseph, a Retired District Judge, describes some of the extraordinary people and situations
he encountered during 42 years of legal practice as a barrister and judge,
and also talks about the social and political changes which have influenced our
legal processes and procedures.
(Warning for the squeamish – some gory photographs will be shown!)
|11 January 2022
||No meeting (postponed to 8 March)
||Between Worlds: A Queer Boy from the Valleys:
Jeffrey Weeks, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London Southbank University
and author of many books on LGBTQ+ history and queer life,
will read excerpts from his recently published memoir, followed by discussion.
||E. M. Forster and the Labouchere Family:
Author and campaigner Andrew Lumsden describes how one member of the wealthy Labouchere banking family
did E. M. Forster a very good turn while another, Henry Labouchere MP, did him great harm
by authoring the Labouchere Amendment in 1885 criminalising any sexual move by one man
SLG member David
reminisces about his brush with the law in1986 regarding an "incident" near
Special guest appearance of Quizmeister Extraordinaire [to mix languages] Peter Scott-Presland,
who way back in the mists of time set The Capital Quiz - your grandfather may remember that.
All the usual subjects - and a few surprises.
||My Gay Life:
Daniel, a longtime member, will give an autobiographical talk covering his upbringing,
many years in the closet, and later life as an out gay man.
||SOHO: Saints, Sinners and In-betweeners:
Chris Barlow from Outings in Art looks at the remarkable diversity of people who have made Soho the
beating heart of Bohemian London.
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