Institute of Magicians
Institute of Magicians was a magic organization in England that was formed in 1934 when Alfred Giddings (of The Marriotts and then The Zomahs), who had been a member of The Magicians' Club for over 20 years, resigned over the question of exposures, and about 20 similar-minded members did likewise to form a new organization.
Founded in London, but as the years went by there were branches of the club in Hove, Portsmouth, Wakefield, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Edinburgh, and Detroit in the U.S.A.
The first twenty members were: C. Kirby, A. Zomah, L. Crosbie, J. Bradbury, W. Melmore, A. Bowsher, R. Bishop, G. Kirkdale, J. O’Neill, Fisher, A. Mende, F. White, 0. Oswald, J. M. Rubens, F. Keep, J. O’Rourke Mallichan, C. Buffham, G. G. King, H. W. Smith, A; Palmer, and F. W. Holly.
In 1965 the London club folded and a few members formed the "Abbey Guild of Magicians" in 1966 which only lasted a year. In 1981, the name "Institute of Magicians" was revived in new south London which met monthly until 1986. The next attempt was in 1989 by Mr. Robert Holwill which held occasional meetings.
- 139. THE FINAL DECADE OF THE MAGICIANS' CLUB of the Rich Cabinet of Magical Curiosities By Edwin A. Dawes, Magic Circular, November 1989.
- Twenty-one Years of Magical Service THE INSTITUTE OF MAGICIANS 1934 - 1955, Wizard, October 1955</ref>