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Welcome to The Browning Society

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About us

The Browning Society was formed in 1969 to provide a focus for contemporary interest in Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning. The Society arranges an annual programme of lectures, visits, etc., in London and elsewhere. The aims of the Society are to widen the appreciation and understanding of the poetry of the Brownings, and other Victorian writers and poets, and to collect items of literary and biographical interest. For an account of The Browning Society formed during the poet's lifetime, see William S. Peterson's Interrogating the Oracle: A History of the London Browning Society (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1969).

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. In addition to activities and events in England, the Browning Society supports the efforts of the Friends of Casa Guidi to restore and maintain the Brownings' home in Florence, Italy.

Forthcoming Events in 2018


Sunday 9 September 2018   


Browning Sunday at St Marylebone Parish Church


The annual commemoration of the marriage of Elizabeth Moulton Barrett to Robert Browning on 12th September 1846.



The Choral Eucharist at 11.00am will include a presentation of work by Robert and Elizabeth given by well-known actors including helen Fosepero, Nick Barber and Setwart Thomson.



This will be followed by lunch, a performance of songs with words by Robert and Elizabeth performed by Amanda Pitt (soprano) and Gavin Roberts (piano). the day will end with afternoon tea.



Tickets for Lunch (two Courses with Wine, Recital & Afternoon Tea £20)


Please book via 020 7935 7315



Friday 14 December 2018 at 6pm, after Evensong (5 pm)

Wreath Laying and Lecture in Westmnster Abbey follwed bya Reception at The Two Chairmen.


Annual Wreath Laying and Reception Friday 14 December 2018 at 6pm, after Evensong (5 pm)


The 129th Anniversary of the death and burial of Robert Browning will be commemmorated during the Annual Commemoration Ceremony in Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey on Friday 14th December at 6:00 pm following Choral Evensong.


Following the ceremony, there will be a reception with buffet and wine in the Sedan Room of the neraby historic inn The Two Chairmen.



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The Revd Canon Dr Stephen Evans


Robert Browning Esq.

Norman Collings Esq.

The Rt Hon, The Lord Saatchi


The Revd Clive Dunnico

Dr Philip Kelley


Dr Scott Lewis


Jim Smith Esq.


Dr Nick Baker

Committee Members:


Robert F. Browning Esq.

Norman Collings Esq.

Miss Margaret Pollock


Dr Dmitry Usenco

Michael Meredith Esq.

Dr Sue Brown

Jim Smith Esq.




Browning Society Visit to Asolo Poster



Society members in the gardens of La Mura