Visit to Oatlands Park Hotel

An outing is planned for Saturday July 2, 2022 to Oatlands Park Hotel where Émile Zola stayed while in exile in 1898-1899, during the Dreyfus Affair. Oatlands Hotel has a restaurant and a tea-room, a beautiful park, wi-fi, free parking, etc. Historical Details It can be reached by train South Western Railway from Waterloo to Weybrige Station (departure every…… Continue reading Visit to Oatlands Park Hotel

Changes to Programme

Please note that the cancelled Zoom talk by David King has now been rescheduled for May 6th. The quiz answers are available. The winner will be contacted very soon. The June meeting on Gissing may now be held in person – more details soon.


The EZS seminar on Saturday (26th March) was attended by over twenty members who greatly enjoyed the excellent talks. Refreshments were available, kindly organized by Chantal.

Rougon-Macquart Summary

Here is a veritable mine of information – a free downloadable summary of the Rougon-Macquart novels: “I wish to explain how a family, a small group of human beings, conducts itself in a given social system after blossoming forth and giving birth to ten or twenty members, who, though they may appear, at the…… Continue reading Rougon-Macquart Summary

Revolutionary Calendar

Do you know the date today? It is 13 Pluviôse CCXXX. The rainy month. Work out why the CCXXX!

New Articles

Try these (from Eddie Playfair): L’Argent: Zola’s Money La Curee: Corruption of Desire

Try the Quiz

Emile Zola Society, London Quiz2021 : based on La Bête Humaine

Annual Dinner

The Zola Society Annual Dinner was held on the 27th October at the Sofra Restaurant, London. It was a lively occasion, voted a great success by the attendees.