Well if you've got this far then you will probably want to go the whole way and join us. As mentioned in other locations on this site there are three (main) ways that one can join (all of which are free, or nominal cost - e.g. your phone bill to get internet connection!).
You can join the mailing list by visiting:
If you missed something you can look at the archives at
The main list can be very busy, so you have the option of
announcement-only mailing list, which is moderated and very low
There are also historical archives of the list, from before
June 2001 at
irc.perl.org:6667 #London.pm - you'll need an irc client, a piece of string and one of those washing up liquid bottles.
We have two sorts of meetings, the social and the technical. Social are just that, lots of people getting together to discuss various things, some even perl related. We start about 6:30 once a month on a Thursday (check the meetings diary for actual times and dates) and drink until the pub shuts and then go for a meal, or some combination of that. The Technical meetings are organised at a 'proper' venue (usually someone with a big meeting room at their company) and people are invited to give talks on whatever they are working on. These technical meetings have attracted people from Scotland, Wales and the odd (as in one or two, not as in wierd odd) Australian and American.
Check out the meetings page to find out about the next one and if there's an emergency or technical meeting in the meantime.