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.
DONATE: for membership or for our plan to offer a proper leaflet in the church please go to PayPal or pay by cheque HERE
Thank you to all of you who made it to the plaque unveiling! 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.
PLAQUE: Chair Caroline Edelin, author Benjamin Woolley and Emily Hoffnung, Letter Carver with the plaque 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, €7 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 plaque.
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.
Committee Meeting: Saturday 08 June 1013, 10:00: Mortlake Guide Hall, Alder Rd., SW14.
Dee Tea: The tea will be on his birthday Saturday 13 July 2013 at St. Mary the Virgin and also in Oxford. John Rimmer will give a Dee tour of Mortlake and the church tower should be open.
See photos in our photo section from 2012.
AGM: Will be on Tuesday 15 October 2013. The speaker will be Dr. Margaret Small, of the University of Birmingham, on Dee and navigation.
Damon Albarn has written an entire album about John Dee and it will be released in May. Read more HERE.
Was John Dee responsible for a tower in Rhode Island? The museum has more details on Dee: http://www.newporttowermuseum.com/Newport_Tower_Museu_1./Home.html
WATCH a trip up St. Mary's refurbished tower by a Dee descendant in July 2010 at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUi4UmSgvFg
SEE the Spring 2013 Newsletter under the Newsletter link.
HEAR a BBC radio piece on John Dee or read a Guardian article go to our LINKS page.
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