- 11 July: The Penzance Literary Festival. Details at www.pz-litfest.org.uk.
10 - 12 July: the John Clare Society is holding its annual festival in Helpston, near Peterborough.
Visit their website for details and summaries of past festivals.
19 July: Trollope guided walk
in London, 1.50pm for 2pm start. Contact email@example.com.
5 August: The Galloway Raiders. From 11.30 onwards, an all
day picnic and golf. The inaugural S R Crockett Bog Myrtle Trophy will be played for in a 3 balls competition and non-golfers
can enjoy an all day Beach Picnic on St Andrews West Sands. For info visit www.gallowayraiders.co.uk.
8 August: The Bewick Society is arranging a stirring walk from Newcastle to Cherryburn. This
is a guided warlk leaving Cardinal Hume's statue, Bewick Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, at 10.30am, along the banks of the
River Tyne to Cherryburn, Mickley. Retracing Bewick's regular walk to his parents'' house at Cherryburn. Details
9 August: The Bewick Society are celebrating his birthday at Cherryburn. From 1 til 4pm. Light
afternoon conversation from 2pm to 3pm. Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, Near Stocksfield, Northumberland. Admission
charges apply. National Trust and Bewick Society members free.
From 17 to 19 September. Leuven Academic Conference, celebrating the bicentenary of Trollope's
birth in 1815. Info from TBC2015@arts.kuleuven.be.
4 September: The Chichester Literary Society is holding a talk by Anne Harvey on Behold
this Dreamer - Walter de la Mare. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.
7 September: The Inaugural Modernist Network Cymru Conference - A Century On: Modernist Studies in Wales. At
the Research Institute of the Arts and Humanities, Swansea University. Keynote speaker: Prof Angharad Price from Bangor University.
For info visit www.modernistnetworkcymru.org.
12 September: The Beatrix Potter Society. Autumn meeting at the Sloane Club, London SW1W 8BS
(open to non members). Nicolette Jones, literary journalist and Sunday Times children's books editor, on 'Peter
Rabbit v. Little Grey Rabbit: the rivalry and affinity between Beatrix Potter and Alison Uttley. Talk and tea. For detail
12 September: The Siegfried Sassoon Fellowship - annual conference 'That Astonishing Infantry',
at Wrexham County Borough Museum and Archives, Regent Street, Wrexham LLll lRB. Main speakers: historian and novelist Jonathan
Hicks, and President of the Robert Graves Society Dr Charles Mundye. Open to all. Ticket £40 including refreshments
and buffet lunch. To book contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
12 September: The Thomas Hardy Society - AGM and 'Hardy and the Courts', at 3pm at
Shire Hall, Dorchester.
29 September: The Trollope Society, Scottish Seminar Group,
from 7pm to 9pm, at the Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JH. Book via email@example.com.
2 October: The Chichester Literary Society is
holding a talk by John Clegg on The Mystery of Thomas Hardy. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland
2 October: The Thomas Hardy Society is arranging a visit to the Waterloo battlefield
to celebrate The Dynasts during the bicentenary year of Napoleon's final defeat, and to mark the 120th anniversary
of Hardy's last visit to the battlefield. Visit www.hardysociety.org.
8 October: The Bewick Society AGM and Lecture. 'From Bewick & Back - Why, Where &
What?', with Keith Bowey. At Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Square, near Stocksfield, Northumberland, at 6pm. Admission
free but you must book - at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9 October: The Treherne Association. The Jeremy Maule Lecture will be given by the Very Revd
Dr John Drury, a former dean of both King's College, Cambridge, and Christchurch, Oxford, and author of a study of George
Herbert's life and poetry, Music at Midnight. Entitled Herbert and Traherne, the Poet and the Guru,
the lecture will be in College Hall at Hereford Cathedral. Tickets £5 if booked in advance (tel 01432 761588) or £6
on the door, including a glass of wine and some refreshments beween evensong (5.30pm) and the talk at 7pm.
October: Trollope guided tour of London, 1.50pm for 2pm start. Details from email@example.com.
17 October: The Children's Books History Society are hosting a study day on Dr Isaac
Watts and early chlldren's poetry, inspired by the fact that 2015 is the tercentenary of the publication of Watts'
Divine Songs in Easy Language for the Use of Children. At the Church Hall of the Crown Court Church of Scotland in
Covent Garden, London. Further details from RKirkpatrick.firstname.lastname@example.org.
29 October: The Thomas Hardy Society, London Lecture 'Hardy and Larkin: Poetry versus the
Novel'. To be given by James Booth, author of Philip Larkin: Art and Love. Visit www.hardysociety.org.
29 October: Trollope Society AGM and Annual Lecture. At the National Liberal Club, Whitehall
Place, London. Speaker: Geordie Greig, Editor of the Mail on Sunday. Start at 6pm.
5 November: The Bewick Society are holding a lecture by David Esslemont, 'Making
Books, Chili and Curry'. Admission free. From 6.30 til 7.30 pm, at Bewick Hall, Newcastle City Library, Charles Avison
Building, 33 New Bridge Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Book via www.newcastle.gov.uk/libraryevents.
6 November: The Chichester Literary Society AGM followed by a talk by Linda Hart on Dorothy
Parker: Misery, Men and Mirth. At 7pm for 7.30pm, St George's Church Hall, Cleveland Road, Chichester.
November: The Trollope Society Scottish Seminar Group are meeting at the Friends Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace,
Edinburgh EH1 2JL, 4pm to 6pm. Contact email@example.com.
17 November: Talk on Anthony Trollope at Freemason's Hall, Cambridge,
at 7pm, in aid of the Sick Children's Trust.
29 November: Cambridge Literary Festival - with
talks on Trollope's Dispossession and The Duke's Children. Tickets from adcticketing.com or 01223 300085.
4 December: At 3pm,
evensong at Westminster Abbey with wreath laying at the Trollope memorial in Poet's
5 December: The Beatrix Potter Society. Winter gathering at the Sloane Club, London SW1W
8BS (open to non members but limited numbers). Lunch and talk on The Secret Success of Peter Rabbit. For detail go
19 December: The Thomas Hardy Society. At Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre, 6pm,
'Going the Rounds'. A walk which follows the Mellstock Quire route described in Under the Greenwood Tree,
with appropriate songs and readings, and which ends at St Michael's Church, Stinsford. For info visit www.hardysociety.org.
5 March: The Beatrix Potter Society AGM and annual Linder
Memorial Lecture at the Sloane Club SWlW 8BS (open to non members; no booking required; tea included). Dr Juliet Dusinberre,
Fellow of Girton College Cambridge, and author of Alice to the Lighthouse, on 'Beatrix Potter: Defying the Enemy'.
Visit www.beatrixpottersociety.org.uk for details.
28 June - 2 July: The Beatrix Potter Society
17th International Study Conference - Beatrix Potter: a lasting legacy' - celebrating the 150th anniversary of
her birth, to be held in the Lake District. Open to non members; booking form and more detail available in January 2016 from
6 - 9 July: The 8th Triennial Conference of the International John Bunyan Society in Aix en Provence,
France - Voicing Dissent in the Long Reformation. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for detail.
15 - 17 July: The John Clare Society annual festival in Helpston, near