SPEAKING

Most items below are based on advertised events before they happened, so have not been necessarily confirmed.  Where topics are repeated, it is unclear if there was a cancellation or it was a repetition of topic. Where we have a confirmation a talk was cancelled, we have included the item but noted the cancellation. 

1948
November 21st. Birmingham Anarchist Group
(A 19 year-old S.E.P. then served as secretary to the B.A.G.)
“The Chicago Martyrs”

1949
January 2nd. Dick Sheppard House, Birmingham Anarchist Group
“Can we Affirm the Real Thing?”

1950
February 5th. London Anarchist Group
“Direct Action and the Individual.”

1951
May 12th. South London Libertarian Discussion Group
“Anarchism versus Socialism.”

October 2nd. London Anarchist Group
“Voltairine De Cleyre.”

1952
January 23rd. London Anarchist Group
“Voltairine De Cleyre.”

April 27th.  London Anarchist Group
“Anarchism—What is it?”

September 3rd.  London Anarchist Group
“Anarchism—What is it?”

November 3rd. London Anarchist Group (at the British Drama League)
“Anarchists and Assassins.”

November 11th. London Anarchist Group (at the British Drama League)
“Anarchists and Assassins.”

1953
February 25th. London Anarchist Group
“Anarchists and Assassins.”

October 7th. London Anarchist Group
“Anarchism, Work and Industry.”

1958
February 2nd. London Anarchist Group/Malatesta Club.
“Why I Am An Anarchist.”

April 20th. London Anarchist Group/Malatesta Club.
“Should Anarchism be Revised?”

November 16th. London Anarchist Group/Malatesta Club.
“God and Freedom.”

October 16th. Labor Party H.Q. / Clapham and Districy P.P.U. (Peace Pledge Union?)
“A Case for Anarchism.”

1959
January 11th. Orpington Humanist Group (Sherry’s Restaurant)
“Anarchism”

December 6th. London Anarchist Group/Malatesta Club.
“Some Implications of Individual Freedom.”

1960
April 3rd. London Anarchist Group/Malatesta Club.
“The Future is Now.”

1961
October 20th. Bristol Left Club.
“The Future is Now.”

1963
July 7th. “The Porcupine” 48 Charing Cross Rd.
“Anarchism Without Ends.”

1966
London Anarchist Group
September 26th. “Lamb and Flag” Rose St.
“Anarchism vs. Socialism.”

London Individualist Anarchists
February 11th. Meeting 10 Churchton St. Victoria, London:
“Individualism—What it is and what it is not.”

London Individualist Anarchists
December 13th. Meeting 10 Churchton St. Victoria, London:
“James L. Walker and the Philosophy of Egoism.”

1967
May 7th, London Federation Of Anarchists (at Lamb & Flag)
“Subject to be Announced.”

1970
November 25th. Freedom Press
“Individualism.”

19??
November 4th. Lecture to the London Secular Group:
“Heaven’s Below-Fact and Fiction.”

1976
January 7th. Lecture to the London Secular Group:
“The Atheism of Max Stirner.”

1978
February 23rd. Lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group:
“Max Stirner and the Case Against Humanism.”

1981
November 26th. Lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group:
“Nietzsche – Antichrist?”

1983
February 24th. Lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group:
“Is Egoism a Perversity?”

1984
May 1st. Lecture (cancelled) to the London Secular Group:
“The Idiocy of Idealism.”

1985
January 31st. Lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group:
“Equality: is it a myth?”

1986
January 19th. Debate with Terry Liddie on the topic:
“This House Maintains that the Freethought Movement Devotes Too Much of its Resources to Political Campaigns”.
Parker was in favor of the proposition, Liddie against.

1987
February 26th. Lecture to the Lewisham Humanist Group:
“Why be moral?”

October 18th. Lecture to the Leicester Secular Society:
“Democracy and Other Delusions: A Critical Look at Some Modern Sacred Cows.”

1988
October 23rd. Lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall:
“Max Stirner: Philosopher of Egoism.”
A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of January, 1989 (PDF).

1989
June 18th. Lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall:
“Nietzsche and Christianity.”
A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of September, 1989 (PDF).

1990
June 3rd. Lecture to The South Place Ethical Society at Conway Hall:
“The Myth of Morality.”
A summary of that talk is printed in The Ethical Record of January, 1991 (PDF).

*Many thanks to Denis Cobell, who was secretary to the Lewisham Humanist Group for information on his talks.