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www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org.uk

Visits to the Website1099
Overview

'The umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. We were formed in 1973 and currently have around 125 members ... We provide support and advice on a variety of literary subjects, as well as promoting cooperation between member societies. Each year we have a weekend event hosted by a different member society.'

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www.angelathirkellsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website941
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www.anthonypowell.org

Visits to the Website576
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www.arnoldbennettsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website1105
OverviewOccasional talks listed.
Views of 'Full' Record2849

www.arthur-ransome.org.uk

Visits to the Website835
Views of 'Full' Record977

www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk

Visits to the Website1561
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www.barbara-pym.org

Visits to the Website1421
Views of 'Full' Record3669

beatrixpottersociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website570
Views of 'Full' Record1259

www.betjemansociety.com

Visits to the Website790
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www.betjemansociety.com

Visits to the Website585
Overview'We normally organise four events per year, two indoor meetings with a local or visiting speaker, films, poetry and prose readings, and two outdoor events to places known by JB or which he would have approved of. Meetings are usually all-day events.' Note that details of the 'Shires Branch' do not seem currently to be accessible from the Website, though they are listed as organizing occasional meetings. However: 'We are delighted to announce plans to establish two new branches - full details will be posted here shortly'. [1 November 2014]
Views of 'Full' Record1672

www.bewicksociety.org

Visits to the Website950
Overview

'Local and national experts are invited to give talks to the Society on specialist research. The Society also organises introductory talks on Bewick and his work.'

Also indexedCherryburn
Views of 'Full' Record1464

www.blakesociety.org

Visits to the Website786
Overview'The Blake Society holds events once a month throughout the year. The Society’s events are free to members unless explicitly indicated. Guests and non-members are welcome to attend.'
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www.bronte.org.uk

Visits to the Website580
Overview

'Brontë Society events take place throughout the year. A Contemporary Arts Programme also takes place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

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www.browningsociety.org

Visits to the Website543
Overview'The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere, as well as publishing the Journal of Browning Studies ... Membership of the Society is open to all. The Society's activities centre on London and the South East, but members who live elsewhere in Britain and overseas are kept in touch through the journal and regular interchanges of news and information.'
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causleytrust.org

Visits to the Website705
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'Established to promote the literacy legacy of Charles Causley, by organising meetings, talks and walks relating to his works ... Membership is open to all.' Alert Originally cited the Charles Causley Society: 'The Charles Causley Society has merged with the Charles Causley Trust. Members of the Society are now members of the Trust.'

Views of 'Full' Record1255

www.charleswilliamssociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website828
Views of 'Full' Record1112

www.cmyf.org.uk

Visits to the Website542
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www.dickensfellowship.org

Visits to the Website1285
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dunnettcentral.org

Visits to the Website1035
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www.wordsworth.org.uk

Visits to the Website605
Overview'The ever popular Bindman Talks, now in their seventh season, including several discussions of new additions to the Wordsworth Trust's collection, and three events on the contemporary issues of disability, the role of women, and the environment.'
Also indexedCentre for British Romanticism | Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry
Views of 'Full' Record964

www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Visits to the Website1066
OverviewOccasional evening lectures.
Views of 'Full' Record1065

www.dylanthomas.com

Visits to the Website1127
Overview

Occasional talks and lectures throughout the year, including at the Festival, usually held late October, early November.

Also indexedDylan Thomas Festival
Views of 'Full' Record1035

dymockpoets.org.uk

Visits to the Website933
Overview

Offerings to Members by the Friends of the Dymock Poets include 'lectures, poetry readings, social meetings, publications'.

Views of 'Full' Record1208

www.efbensonsociety.org

Visits to the Website842
Views of 'Full' Record1684

www.eswsc.com/WalterScottClub/Events.htm

Visits to the Website707
Overview'The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in March each year at which the President delivers a toast to the memory of Sir Walter. Among other meetings there is a Joint Lecture with the University of Edinburgh English Dept. From time to time members also enjoy the privilege of a visit to Abbotsford ... Membership shall be open to any individual or organisation.'
Views of 'Full' Record1652

www.edward-thomas-fellowship.org.uk

Visits to the Website868
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www.englishgoethesociety.org/Programme.html

Visits to the Website559
Overview'The EGS is a learned society in the broadest sense of the term, and its members come from all walks of life. New members, guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings.'
Views of 'Full' Record950

www.fwharveysociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website793
Overview

Objectives of the Society include: ' To ensure the legacy of F.W. Harvey is remembered through performances, discussions, lectures and publications about his life and work and inform young people about him through formal and informal education.'

Views of 'Full' Record1545

www.friendsofcoleridge.com

Visits to the Website508
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www.gaskellsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website1117
Views of 'Full' Record1504

theorwellprize.co.uk

Visits to the Website1582
Overview'The speaker for the annual George Orwell lecture series is selected in turn by the Department of English and Humanities and the Department of Politics. The subject of the lecture is left to the speaker, on the proviso that the topic should have been of interest to Orwell. The lecture is funded by the George Orwell Memorial Fund and is held in November every year.' Site also usually lists other Orwell-related events.
Also indexedBirkbeck University of London | The Orwell Prize
Views of 'Full' Record2077

www.gilbertandsullivansociety.org.uk/listEvents.php

Visits to the Website734
OverviewOccasional lectures and talks, various days and times.
Views of 'Full' Record947

www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/events/

Visits to the Website1204
Overview'The Friends Of Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection, works closely with the Trustees and staff to further the aims and objectives of the museum and to give active support. Membership entitles Friends to participate in meetings, lectures, visits and social occasions.'
Views of 'Full' Record802

www.hgwellsusa.50megs.com

Visits to the Website1134
Views of 'Full' Record1405

www.ucl.ac.uk/hazlitt-society

Visits to the Website459
OverviewOccasional events, currently including an Annual Lecture and a Day School.
Views of 'Full' Record1464

www.henrywilliamson.co.uk

Visits to the Website616
Views of 'Full' Record984

www.housman-society.co.uk

Visits to the Website548
Views of 'Full' Record891

www.jbpriestleysociety.com

Visits to the Website1254
OverviewAims of the Society include 'to hold lectures, seminars or other events, and to exhibit films or video-cassettes either separately or in conjunction with such events'.
Views of 'Full' Record2750

johnclaresociety.wordpress.com

Visits to the Website474
Overview

'The Society was founded in 1981 to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of this remarkable poet. It currently has about 550 members worldwide. We publish a newsletter three times a year, and a peer reviewed journal once a year (received at the end of the subscription year). On the weekend nearest to Clare’s birthdate (July 13th) members and friends gather for our annual festival in Helpston, Clare’s birthplace. The festival is open to everyone – you do not have to be a member or a member’s guest in order to attend ...'

Also indexedJohn Clare Society Festival
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www.johnhewittsociety.org

Visits to the Website689
Overview

'Provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing.

Views of 'Full' Record1593

www.johnsonsocietyoflondon.org

Visits to the Website569
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www.katherinemansfieldsociety.org

Visits to the Website937
Views of 'Full' Record1357

www.kipling.org.uk

Visits to the Website408
OverviewActivities include 'arranging a regular programme of lectures in London, and a formal Annual Luncheon with a Guest Speaker'.
Views of 'Full' Record963

themurielsparksociety.blogspot.com

Visits to the Website589
Overview'In November the annual Muriel Spark Society Lecture is given at the National Library of Scotland. These lectures always sell out weeks before the event because it is open to the public but Spark Society members have priority booking. Speakers are always prestigious writers or academics and have included Martin Stannard, Alan Taylor, Denise Mina and Toby Litt.' Also: 'The committee organises a varied programme of events, including talks by eminent speakers, and an annual lunch in January or February to commemorate Dame Muriel's birthday.'
Views of 'Full' Record1951

www.orwellsociety.com

Visits to the Website680
Views of 'Full' Record861

www.oxfordcslewissociety.org

Visits to the Website708
Overview

'Meetings are usually held in Pusey House on Tuesday evenings of Full Term. The Society continues the tradition of the Inklings by retiring after most meetings to the "Eagle and Child" for general discussion. As well as speakers, there are informal meetings, poetry and prose readings, and occasional outings to country pubs. Membership is not restricted to members of the University.'

Also indexedUniversity of Oxford
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www.philiplarkin.com

Visits to the Website1164
OverviewThe Society's programme includes 'regular talks on all aspects of Larkin's life and work'.
Views of 'Full' Record1345

www.powys-society.org

Visits to the Website691
Overview

'Founded to promote and encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of the writings of John Cowper, Theodore and Llewelyn Powys and to establish their true literary status.'

Views of 'Full' Record1326

www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/ruskin/

Visits to the Website477
OverviewWeekly term-time Ruskin Research Seminars - to which 'Anyone' can attend - plus other events including the annual Mikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture, usually held in November.
Named Lectures & TalksMikimoto Memorial Ruskin Lecture
Views of 'Full' Record905

www.theruskinsociety.com

Visits to the Website412
Overview'The Ruskin Society, in its present form, was founded in 1997, under the chairmanship of Sir Richard Body MP, to bring together enthusiasts of the Victorian art and social critic, John Ruskin (1819-1900). The Society hosts a programme of lectures, meetings, visits and events, mostly held in London, to discuss Ruskin’s life and work. The anniversary of Ruskin’s birthday (February 8) is marked each year with a celebratory dinner and lecture, a revival of a tradition established in 1932 by an earlier Ruskin Society.'
Views of 'Full' Record1164

www.shakespeare.org.uk

Visits to the Website502
Overview

'The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust runs various programmes of events throughout the year including literary events, such as lunchtime talks and evening lectures, courses and study days.'

Views of 'Full' Record1153

www.shawsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website509
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www.sherlock-holmes.org.uk

Visits to the Website442
Overview'The Society holds regular meetings, usually in London. Members and guests gather for drinks and chat, followed by dinner for those who wish it, and then a paper or a panel discussion on some aspect of the life and work of Sherlock Holmes. Contributions from the floor are welcomed, and usually develop into a lively debate, which might well be continued in the bar afterwards. The focus for the event might be on a particular case, or on a special subject such as music, transport, food and wine, science, police work, literary influences ... the possibilities are endless ...'
Views of 'Full' Record751

www.townsendwarner.com

Visits to the Website672
OverviewOccasional lectures, talks and related events.
Views of 'Full' Record1026

www.hardysociety.org

Visits to the Website588
Views of 'Full' Record1793

www.thomastraherneassociation.org

Visits to the Website315
OverviewThe Association, which is based in Hereford, 'celebrates and promotes the life and work of the poet and spiritual writer Thomas Traherne'. The Events page gives 'details of our annual festival and other lectures and activities'.
Views of 'Full' Record829

www.trollopesociety.org

Visits to the Website735
Views of 'Full' Record985

www.violetneedhamsociety.org.uk

Visits to the Website719
Views of 'Full' Record1385

www.virginiawoolfsociety.co.uk

Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record1125

www.walterdelamare.co.uk

Visits to the Website703
Views of 'Full' Record1064

www.wilfredowen.org.uk

Visits to the Website385
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www.williamcobbett.org.uk

Visits to the Website838
OverviewOrganize an Annual Memorial Lecture - normally held in October - plus occasional other events.
Views of 'Full' Record1796

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