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Welcome to the Purley Literary Society.

The Purley Literary Society, affectionately known as 'Purley Lit,' started in 1901, and has being running continuously except for the war years.

Covid 19 Update.

We are currently asking our members and speakers about their willingness to come to meetings from October or from January. We would be very reluctant to cancel the entire season.
Based on the answers we receive, and the advice from the Government, and from the Church we will publish a provisional programme on this website.

In the normal course of events...

We engage guest speakers to present talks on a variety of topics, usually illustrated.
Meetings are held fortnightly on Tuesdays at 8pm from October to March, and last about an hour.
We meet in the hall of the Purley United Reformed Church, 906, Brighton Road, Purley. CR8 2LN


We offer membership of the Society in two 'sizes':

the entire Autumn and Spring set of 11 talks for £22,
or just the Spring set of 6 talks for £12.

Membership tickets are transferable - if you are unable to attend a meeting, you are encouraged to let a friend use your ticket.

Visitors pay £5 per talk, but any visitor fees already paid are refunded on taking up a membership.

Please share these links with your friends and neighbours!

     To contact us about general enquiries:

     To ask about membership details:

And to visit us, go to purleylit.org.uk


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