Due to the current Covid 19 situation, all meetings shown below are subject to confirmation

Welcome to the London, UK, Branch of the OMRS.

The branch meets on the last Monday of the month that is not a Bank Holiday, of the odd numbered months plus April and October and we meet in the London premises of Spink, the world famous dealers and auctioneers; 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET

We start to gather at 18:00 for tea and biscuits and to exchange stories of new research, new purchases, and outrageous medal prices! This leads us nicely into a relaxed 18:30 meeting start time, usually concluding by 20:00. Please note that for security reasons the doors are locked at 18:30. We usually adjourn post meeting for drinks afterwards at ‘The Queen’s Larder’, 1 Queen’s Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AR

There is no car parking at Spink’s premises but the area is well served by bus and tube links, the nearest station being Russell Square.

Our programme of speakers and topics for 2021 are as follows:

January 25th


March 29th


April 26th

Christopher Mellor-Hill

“Medal collectors’ worst (almost) nightmare!!”

May 24th

Members’ own


July 26th

Peter Helmore

The India Medal 1849-95

September 27th

Brian Cleary 

“The mystery woman of Gallipoli: findings of new research”

October 25th

Simon Ovens

“The creation, and early days, of the King’s Police Medal”

November 29th

Robert Wilde-Evans

“World wars and colonial campaigning in East Africa 1914-60”

In addition to our Branch meetings we additionally undertake one or two excursions which in recent years have included: The London Blitz Walk, The Guards Museum, and the Royal Artillery Museum at Woolwich.

If you would like further information about the London Branch of the OMRS, please contact Robert Barltrop, Membership Secretary, via email at:

Branch type: 
UK Branches