Our face to face events are held at Lumen URC, 88 Tavistock Pl, London WC1H 9RS. For a map, Click Here

The monthly book club will meet online on Zoom. We need volunteers to lead the discussions. If you would like to see your favourite book/film discussed or would like to attend a scheduled meeting, please contact the Zola Society:

In addition to local events, don’t forget to check out the latest News from Paris – from Alan Pagès

January 28, 6 pmAn Officer and a Spy by Roman Polansky, introduced by William BreslinZoomNon-Members £5
February 25, 6 pmOnline discussion: Jeanne Rozerot and Madame Zola, introduced by Line Playfair – ZoomNon-Members £5
February 11 (6-8 pm)Discussion with Dan Rebellato on his radio programme ‘Blood, Sex and MoneyLumen URCNon-members £5 at the door.
March 26 (2-6 pm) Saturday Seminar .on ‘Zola Writing & PaintingLumen URCpre-booking essential
April 1, 6 pmDavid King The Duc d’Aumale, Postponed due to Covid
April 28, 6.30 pm BSTAnnual dinner – ‘Avec Zola à tableLARA (Turkish Restaurant) 3-4 Bedford Park Corner,
Turnham Green Station W4 1LS
Menu and booking form

Booking with payment by April 18th.
April 30, 2022Quiz – La Bête Humaine
May 6, 6 pmDavid King The Duc d’Aumale, resident of Orleans House in Twickenham. Henri d’Orleans was the fifth son of Louis Philippe d’Orleans –   King of France- who also lived in Twickenham, the Versailles-on-Thames.Online Book Club.

This is the talk from April, postponed due to illness.

Zoom Link
May 27, 6 pmDavid Davies:‘True, Unflinching Pictures or Presentations of Life’: A Comparison of Émile Zola’s L’Assommoir and Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie.Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 428 237 6623
Passcode: 603821
June 17 (6-8 pm)A talk by William Greenslade on Gissing PLUS Music & ArtLumen URCNon-members £5
July (date time TBC Saturday outing TBCDetails to follow
October 2Pilgrimage to Medan (Zola’s house & Museum)Details to follow
December 2 (6-8 pm)AGMLumen URC


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