Friday, September 28, 2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
Tolworth Court Bridge
Please attend if you can.
The talk is free but you must book.
As a post script after the event, the weather was perfect, and it was a most enjoyable day.
Andrew Rossabi examining the information board at the nature reserve.
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 7:24 am
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Excavating the future
Richard Jefferies and Edward Thomas: a spiritual affinity in poetry and prose
When Edward Thomas wrote his biography of Richard Jefferies (published in 1909) he was paying homage to a writer who had influenced him, at the deepest level, from childhood onwards. We should beware of over-simplifying the complexities of literary influence – shared concerns do not necessarily imply the direct passage of ideas from an older to a younger writer. But it’s clear that Jefferies’s works played a crucial role in Thomas’s intellectual and imaginative development, and that Thomas’s admiration for his predecessor constituted a form of filial devotion. When he discussed his early reading in the memoir posthumously published as The Childhood of Edward Thomas, he accorded Jefferies an importance allowed to no other writer mentioned in that context.
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 2:34 pm
Saturday, June 16, 2018
RICHARD JEFFERIES SOCIETY STUDY DAY
SATURDAY 23 June 2018
Samuel Looker and Richard Jefferies
At the Richard Jefferies Museum, Coate
10.30 Doors open and refreshments.
John Price will give a background to Looker and an introduction to the publication of the latter’s work. Attendees will be able to make contributions from these writings by reading extracts chosen in advance.
1.00-2.00 Lunch break. Bring a packed lunch.
2.00 Readings continue and discussion.
Samuel Looker was a passionate promoter of Richard Jefferies' writing. No one has done more to ensure that his works have reached the general public. Looker was the first President of the Society from 1950 until his death in 1965. The Society produced a Tribute to Looker in 1980 that can be downloaded at http://richardjefferiessociety.co.uk/articles/39_Tribute_Looker.pdf
Samuel Looker, 1948
FREE ADMISSION TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS.
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 7:02 am
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 2:12 pm
Friday, October 27, 2017
6 November 2017 marks almost 170 years since the day that Richard Jefferies was born on the family farm at Coate (now part of Swindon). The Richard Jefferies Society  is celebrating the occasion with a public meeting  to be held at Liddington Village Hall on Saturday 4 November starting at 2.30pm and the publication of the first volume of a new biography  of Richard Jefferies that covers his early years living in the Coate area – a time that inspired his writing and which provided his first job as a reporter on the local paper.
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 5:55 am
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Monday, June 05, 2017
|From the left: Angus Maclennan, John Price and Richard Fortey|
The Richard Jefferies Society and The White Horse Bookshop Writer's Prize has been awarded to British palaeontologist, natural historian, writer and broadcaster Richard Fortey for The Wood for the Trees (William Collins). From a short list of five, the panel judged that the book best met the criterion of reflecting themes or topics broadly consistent with Jefferies’ writing.
Posted by The Richard Jefferies Society at 5:57 am