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: Launch of Charlotte Bronte's Secret Love by Jolien Janzing, 6.30pm
at Flanders House, London. Book in advance via firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 - 17 October: Watson and Holmes at the
Theatre Royal, Smithy St, Ramsbottom BL0 9AT. A play by Bert Coules and based on his original radio mystery 'The
Abergavenny Murder' and his dramatisation of Doyle's 'The Lion's Mane'. Curtain up at 7.45 pm. Tickets
£8. Go to http://www.summerseatplayers.co.uk/the-regina/.
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.email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for detail.
15 - 17 July: The John Clare Society annual festival in Helpston, near