We are delighted to announce the Official Jack the Ripper Conference 2013 in the heart of the East End of London. We’re going to host a triple event this time, bigger and better than ever. The Conference will take place over the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2013. We are pleased that this includes the 125th anniversary date of the murder of Mary Jane Kelly, the last of the canonical victims of Jack the Ripper, on 9th November, as we will use this opportunity to pay our respects to her and her fellow victims. Our venue for the lectures will be packed with a distinctive social history that intertwines with the tragic events of 1888. We will have our hotel base conveniently located at the Ibis, also on Commercial Street. In this 125th anniversary year we couldn’t be anywhere other than in the heart of the East End to be able to create this amazing and unique experience for delegates.
For the Early Arrivals
(Please note for those staying at the IBIS Hotel , there is a luggage room to store bags also a room will be made available nearby in Toynbee hall. Should anyone need to store bags please contact conference team)
12 Noon – Meet at The Blind Beggar Pub Whitechapel
1.00pm -5.00pm – The London Job – Starting at the Blind Beggar Pub, all early arrivals will be treated to a guided walk of some of the lesser known areas related to the Jack the Ripper case, as well as some of the more infamous!
‘Keep hold of your hats for surprises along the way!’
For the Early and Late Arrivals
7.00pm – Meet up in the Ibis Hotel Lobby
7.20pm – Depart to Dirty Dicks Pub , 202 Bishopsgate
7.30pm – AN EVENING WITH MARTIN FIDO
Upstairs function room of Dirty Dicks pub.
Author and Historian, Martin Fido will host an evening of Question and Answers along with his ” Jack the Ripper & 125 years of crime” quiz night . With Prizes to be won , beer and entertainment.
Shoreditch Town Hall
8.45am – Registration / sign in
9:30am – Welcome to the conference with Colin Cobb
10.00am – Melanie Clegg – Mary Jane Kelly
10:45am – Break
11:30am – Philip Hutchinson – The story of St Leonards Church
12 Noon – Tempus Omnia Revelat
1:30pm – Lunch
3.00pm – Bob Hinton – George Hutchinson
5.00pm – Return to the Ibis for break
6:30pm – Meet up in Ibis hotel Lobby
7.00pm – Depart for Dinner and Wine reception
The 2013 Conference Dinner will be held at the Mumbai Square Restaurant, Middlesex street.
Known as one of the finest Indian restaurants in the area and only a 100 yards from Goulston street ,a location well known in the Ripper circles and scene of the vital clue following the infamous Double event, 30th September 1888. The 2013 delegates will be treated to a first class experience tailored to suit each individual .
Menus to be emailed out shortly . (For Vegetarians and non curry lovers among us there will be an alternative menu available)
After Dinner talk: Neil R Storey – Whitechapel After Dark
Late Entertainment and Raffle – Not to be missed!
Genesis Cinema Screen One – Mile End
10.00am – Welcome back to the conference with Colin Cobb
10:15am – John Bennett: The Ten Bells
11.00am – Coffee Break
11:30am – Professor Glenn. D Wilson – Serial Killers
12:30pm – Lunch
2.00pm – Jon Rees – What they saw that night – The problems surrounding eyewitnesses .
3.00pm – Break
3:30pm – Sir Christopher Frayling – Shadow of the Ripper
5.30pm - Close with Colin Cobb