Current Programme

February 22, 3pm:  Paris Brothels in The Belle Epoque by Patrick Pollard, Birkbeck College, 25-26 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DT (Room RUS103)             

March 16,1-5pm,  Saturday Seminar on ‘Burning issues’ St Peter’s Church, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL

April 18, 6pm:  Avec Zola à table, The Roebuck, 122 Chiswick High Road. London W41PU

May 16, 3 pm:  Henry James and Zola by David Davies, at St Peter’s Church

June 13 3 pm:  Human suffering in Zola and Trollope by Sati McKenzie, at St Peter’s Church

July 6:   Outing to Hatfield (TBC)

October 6 11 am:  Outing to Médan, meeting at St Lazare Station, Paris

The Society’s annual trip to Medan, the house of Emile Zola takes place on the first Sunday in October. Chantal has further details for participants. Please let her know if you plan to attend and which option you choose (
Meeting at 11.00 at St Lazare Station and taking lunch locally with other Zolaphiles, then proceeding to Poissy, catching  a coach from Poissy to Médan for the 15.00 programme of talks; returning by coach to Poissy around 17.00 in order to catch a train back to Paris, St Lazare Station. OR
Leaving St Lazare Station by a later train for Poissy, then catching a coach for Médan from the station.  After the programme of talks,, returning by coach to Poissy around 17.00 and train to St Lazare Station. Further details (May 2024) here

October 12  11am-5pm   Saturday Symposium: Health Matters: Working at being well in                         France and the Francophone world (1840–1900) at St Peter’s Church

November 21, 3 pm:  The church, priests in French, Italian and Spanish literature by LinePlayfair, St Peter’s Church

December 6, 3 pm:  AGM at St Peter’s Church [it is on Friday as  room not free on Thursday 5]