2 - 4 September: The Historical Novel Society
conference in Oxford. Speakers include Melvyn Bragg, Fay Weldon, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Williams, Margaret George,
Elizabeth Chadwick, C W Gortner and Jo Baker. In the Andrew Wiles Building and nearby St Anne's College, Woodstock
Road. Detail at hnsoxford2016.org/
2 - 4 September: The Barbara Pym Society AGM
and Conference at St Hilda's College, Oxford, No Fond Return of Love. Detail at www.barbara-pym.org/.
8 - 11 September: The Tolkien
Society hold their major annual event Oxonmoot. Details at www.tolkiensociety.org.
10 September: The John Buchan Society
are holding a guided walk or car tour with JB connections in the Manor Valley near Peebles. For more information
contact Ian Buckingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01721 722659.
10 September: The
Beatrix Potter Society autumn meeting in London. Connie Neumann on 'Peter Rabbit Tales
and Pioneer Trails: the parallel lives of Beatrix Potter and Laura Ingalls Wilder'. Open to non members, no booking needed,
tea included and details from www.beatrixpottersociety.org.uk.
10 & 24 September:
The E F Benson Society, Mapp & Lucia guided walk about Rye, lasting 1 hr 45 mins, cost £6.95 per person, starts
at 2pm. From the Look-out at the eastern end of the High Street, and ending at Lamb House which is open on Saturdays. Further
detail at email@example.com.
22 - 25 September:
The Grahame Greene Birthplace Trust 18th International Festival. Detail at grahamgreenebt.org/.
24 September: Galloway
Raiders. To mark the restoration of the Crockett Memorial at Laurieston, and his 157th birthday, an event at Balmaghie
Community Hall, Laurieston, 11 am to 2 pm. A pop up exhibition from the Galloway Raiders' archives, talks, book launches,
and a walk to the site. More information at www.gallowayraiders.co.uk/events.htm. There will also be more Crockett related activities in the following week - check out Website or Facebook
24 September: Francis Brett Young Society
is commemorating the centenary of his war service with the publication of a unique anthology of his writings about
World War I. The launch event takes place at Quinton Methodist Church Hall, Ridgeway Avenue, Birmingham B62 9AU. Tea/coffee
at 11 am, book launch at 11.30 am, buffet lunch at 1 pm.
September: The John Moore Museum. The Medieval Barber Surgeon: Discover the horrors of 15th c medicine. From 10 am
to 5 pm, in Tewkesbury. Visit www.johnmooremuseum.org/events/ for detail.
1 October: The Dracula
Society is holding its Autumn Meeting with a talk by guest artist Anne Sudworth. Visit their website for detail.
2 - 16 October: The Birmingham Literature
8 October: The John Clare and George Borrow
Societies joint event in Epping. A morning of talks, and an afternoon guided walk in the Forest, at High Beach.
11 October: The Leamington Literary Society are holding a talk on 'Music and
Spectacle in 19thc Shakespearean Performance'. Guest speaker: Val Brodie, local writer and academic. Visit their website
for detail at www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk.
11 October: The William Barnes Society.
AGM at 7pm at Dorford Centre, Top O'Town, Dorchester. Guest speaker: Bonny Sartin 'The Folk Songs of Dorset'.
For detail go to www.william-barnes-society.org.uk.
22 October: The John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury.
Discovering Bats Day, in the Old Baptist Chapel, 10.30am to 3.45pm.
25 October: The Dracula Society is holding a Library Evening, with scary story readings!
For detail visit their website.
29 October: The John Moore Museum in Tewkesbury.
The Witchfinder: an illustrated talk, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm, in the Old Baptist Chapel, off Church Street.
8 November: The Leamington Literary
Society are holding a talk on 'The Bombing of Leamington Spa'. Guest speaker: Allan Jennings, Leamington
History Group. Visit their website for detail at www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk.
12 November: The Dracula Society is holding
its 42nd Annual Bram Stoker Birthday Dinner. For detail, visit their website.
27-28 November: A Jane Austen Weekend. Live
theatre and music, lectures, and relaxation in a Georgian house in the centre of Bedford. With accommodation and food, £250
pp. For more detail contact Anne Atkins on 07814 953483.
13 December 2016: The Leamington Literary Society is holding a talk on 'Children's
Books at Christmas', focussing on the writings of Beatrix Potter and Roald Dahl. Visit www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk for detail.
The John Moore Museum, Tewkesbury. Festive Tudor Birds of Prey, from 10 am to 5 pm.
10 January: The Leamington Literary Society is holding a talk on 'Penguin,
the Paperback Revolutionaries', with James Mackay of the Warwick Society. Visit www.leamingtonliterarysociety.org.uk for detail.
February: The John Moore Museum, Tewkesbury. Birds of Prey from 10am to 5pm.