Welcome to the John Dee of Mortlake Society
We formed in 2008 to celebrate John Dee's life and his connection to Mortlake and St. Mary's Church on the 400th anniversary of his death.
Now, we aim to hold annual events in Mortlake and become a repository for Dee's life in Mortlake.
For membership or for our plan to offer a proper leaflet in the church please see bank details HERE.
AGM: Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 7.30 pm. Co-authors Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince will speak on The Dawn of Science: John Dee and the Copernican Revolution
Thank you to all of you who made it to the plaque unveiling in May!
It was a lovely evening and we also raised funds for our next project; a leaflet to sit in the church to educate those who come to St. Mary the Virgin to learn more about Dee.
We were thrilled to hear once again from Benjamin Woolley, author of 'The Queen's Conjuror' who gave an entertaining talk on Dee's time in Mortlake and then unveiled the plaque.
Read member John Rimmer's views on the plaque:
Chair Caroline Edelin, author Benjamin Woolley and Emily Hoffnung, letter carver ,with the plaque at the unveiling on 07 May 2013.
Pictures by Jim Boulden and June Parke.
TO JOIN Please print off the subs form from 'Join Us' tab and mail to the address in London provided. To join please go to our Guest Book tab. Annual membership: £5 or $8.
CLICK on our Archives/Guest Speaker tab is see what is in our growing collection and to see who has spoken to our group in recent years.
READ the 2012 Newsletter under the Newsletter tab.
TWO BOOKS PUBLISHED:
Nicholas Dakin's book "John Dee of Mortlake" was published by the Barnes and Mortlake History Society.
Go to this link on www.amazon.co.uk to buy a copy (ignore Amazon's 'out of print' tag and click on '2 new' and then use the 'jrimmer11' option). Proceeds go toward the new leaflet.
Read our John Rimmer's review of the Dakin book here.
Glyn Parry's book "The Arch-Conjuror of England" is now on sale. See details here.
Thank you to all who came to hear Glyn speak at the church on 20 June 2012.
Read our John Rimmer's review of the Parry book here.
Next AGM: Tuesday, 13 October 2014
Next Committee meetings: Saturday 22 November 2014 & Saturday 07 Feb 2015; 10am. Mortlake Guide Hall, Alder Rd., SW14.
Open House: Thank you members who stopped by the church on Saturday 08 March 2014 to meet and talk about Dee and see some of the archives.
Damon Albarn has written an entire album about John Dee released in May. Read more HERE.
SEE the Spring 2014 Newsletter under the Newsletter link.
HEAR a BBC radio piece on John Dee or read a Guardian article go to our LINKS page.
To send us mail: