Also just to remind/point out that there is a sub-forum under General Discussion called "Conferences and Meetings". The WS society meetings can be posted there with these forum dedicated to discussing articles in the journal.
I would like to come down to a meeting but feel rather wanting in terms of my knowledge. I find JtR fascinating and hopefully people would be welcoming of a well read (most ripper books) but amateur "ripper" duffer.
Having said that I have watched and read the missives here with great fascination. I have also purchased Mr Clack's and Mr Hutchinson's book. I have to say it is a fantastic read, and the pictures are immense.
I wouldn't worry about your knowledge. I need only mutter the filthy words 'John de Locksley' and other members will roll on the floor, laughing and gagging in equal measure. Trust me, compared to THAT little gentleman, you could speak in Swahili and still make more sense.
__________________ Tour guides do it loudly in front of a crowd.
Please do come along - you would be made more that welcome - and I am sure you know more the than dreaded JPDL - just waiting for one of you to come up with a suitable alternative to John Pope de Locksley's initials.