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* Alliance of Literary Societies

www.allianceofliterarysocieties.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksThe Alliance currently has about 125 Members. Under the heading Events, there is a Calendar listing some events by Member Societies.
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Visits to Website864

Angela Thirkell Society

www.angelathirkellsociety.co.uk
Open Lectures & Talks'Talks and discussions are held at the AGM and at Regional meetings.'
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Visits to Website767

Anthony Powell Society

www.anthonypowell.org
Navigate Website>>> Events Diary
Open Lectures & Talks'The events listed here are those which we know about; please drop us an email if you know of other upcoming Anthony Powell related events.'
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Visits to Website434

Arnold Bennett Society

www.arnoldbennettsociety.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Diary Dates
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional talks listed.
Historic CountyStaffordshire
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Visits to Website917

Arthur Ransome Society, The

www.arthur-ransome.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Regions
Open Lectures & Talks'TARS has a Regional structure in the UK, each of which organises local programmes of events ... Click on the Region's name to take you through to their pages.'
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Visits to Website644

Arthur Ransome Trust

www.arthur-ransome-trust.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> News & Events
Open Lectures & TalksThe Trust's 'main aim is to establish and develop a public centre in the Lake District, dedicated to the life and works of the English author Arthur Ransome (1884-1967)'.
Type of BodyTrust & Foundation
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Visits to Website1364

Barbara Pym Society, The

www.barbara-pym.org
Open Lectures & Talks'Official web site of the international literary society devoted to the English novelist Barbara Pym (1913-1980). The Barbara Pym Society was founded in 1994 at St Hilda’s College, Oxford University, where its Annual General Meeting is held every summer. In addition, the Society holds a North American conference at Harvard every spring, a spring meeting in London, and a fall tea in the Boston area. The Society's newsletter, Green Leaves, is published twice yearly.'
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Visits to Website1194

Beatrix Potter Society, The

beatrixpottersociety.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Calendar of Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Founded in 1980 by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material. From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today. The Society is run by a small voluntary committee and is funded by Members’ subscriptions and donations.'
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Betjeman Society

www.betjemansociety.com
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksMembers enjoy 'an annual programme which includes poetry readings, lectures, discussions, visits to places associated with Betjeman, walks, picnics and social events ... Meetings are held in London and other centres. There is also a growing number of local branches, and their details are listed ...'
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Visits to Website660

Betjeman Society - The Shires

www.betjemansociety.com
Open Lectures & Talks'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]
Type of BodyLocal Society
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Visits to Website456

Bewick Society, The

www.bewicksociety.org/home/diary.html
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Historic CountyNorthumberland
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Visits to Website736

Blake Society, The

City of Westminster Archives Centre, 10 St Ann’s Street, Westminster, SW1P 2XR, London
www.blakesociety.org
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Historic CountyLondon - Central
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Brontë Parsonage Museum and Brontë Society, The

Church Street, Haworth, Bradford, BD22 8DR, Yorkshire and the Humber
www.bronte.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Brontë Society >>> Events and Booking
Open Lectures & Talks'Brontë Society events take place throughout the year. A Contemporary Arts Programme also takes place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum.
Historic CountyYorkshire West Riding
Type of BodyLocal Society
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Visits to Website466

Browning Society, The

www.browningsociety.org
Navigate Website>>> News/Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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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Charles Causley Society, The

Launceston, Cornwall, South West
www.charlescausleysociety.org
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'Established to promote the literacy legacy of Charles Causley, by organising meetings, talks and walks relating to his works ... Membership is open to all.' Note 'The Charles Causley Society has merged with the Charles Causley Trust. Members of the Society are now members of the Trust.'
Historic CountyCornwall
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Visits to Website505

Charles Williams Society, The

www.charleswilliamssociety.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Events
Open Lectures & Talks'The Society meets twice a year.'
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Visits to Website663

Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship, The

www.cmyf.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Meetings
Open Lectures & Talks'Holds two meetings a year: a winter meeting in November, usually in London; a spring meeting in April or May, at different locations around the UK.' Non-members are very welcome at all CMYF Meetings. Meet speakers, members, their guests, and other prospective members. Learn about the Fellowship - with no pressure or obligation to join up! Costs are kept as low as possible, and are usually in the range £15 – £25 for the day. This covers refreshments, room hire and speaker expenses, and often lunch (depending on venue).'
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Dickens Fellowship

www.dickensfellowship.org
Open Lectures & Talks'Members may attend meetings, lectures, conducted walks and other events organised by any part of the Fellowship and are entitled to unlimited free admission to the Charles Dickens Museum in London, as well as to a reduced subscription rate to The Dickensian.'
Also IndexedCharles Dickens Museum
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Visits to Website1147

Dorothy Dunnett Society

dunnettcentral.org
Navigate Website>>> News
Open Lectures & TalksLists occasional lectures and related events.
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Visits to Website798

Dove Cottage & The Wordsworth Museum

Dove Cottage, The Wordsworth Museum & Art Gallery, Grasmere, South Lakeland, LA22 9SH, North West
www.wordsworth.org.uk
Navigate Website>>> Attend Events
Open Lectures & Talks'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
Historic CountyWestmorland
Type of BodyTrust & Foundation
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Visits to Website465

Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square, The City, EC4A 3DE, London
www.drjohnsonshouse.org
Navigate Website>>> What's On >>> Events
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional evening lectures.
Historic CountyLondon - Central
Type of BodyHeritage Building
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Visits to Website807

Dylan Thomas Centre, The

Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR, Wales
www.dylanthomas.com
Navigate Website>>> Dylan Thomas Centre Events
Open Lectures & TalksOccasional talks and lectures throughout the year, including at the Festival, usually held late October, early November.
Also IndexedDylan Thomas Festival
Historic CountyGlamorgan
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Visits to Website809

Dymock Poets

www.dymockpoets.co.uk/Events.htm
Open Lectures & TalksOfferings to Members by the Friends of the Dymock Poets include 'lectures, poetry readings, social meetings, publications'.
Historic CountyGloucestershire
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Visits to Website670

E.F. Benson Society, The

www.efbensonsociety.org
Open Lectures & Talks'The Secretary in conjunction with the Executive Committee organizes at least one literary event annually to bring members together for a talk on some aspect of E. F. Benson's life and work. We have an annual meeting in Rye (E F Benson's Tilling) each July and we also aim to organize outings to other places of Benson interest and from time to time events which relate to other members of the Benson Family.'
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Visits to Website701

Edinburgh Sir Walter Scott Club, The

4 Lonsdale Terrace, City of Edinburgh, EH3 9HN, Scotland
www.eswsc.com/WalterScottClub/Events.htm
Open Lectures & Talks'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.'
Historic CountyMidlothian
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Visits to Website549

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