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Annual General Meeting took place at St Marylebone Parish Church on Saturday 11th March 2017.

 

 

 

Dr Dimitry Usenco spoke on the subject of Apostolic Ambiguity: John the Divine in Browning’ which will include a reading of the passage from Book Three of Robert Browning’s Sordello beginning “John the Beloved, banished Antioch” to the end of Book the Third (lines 991-1023  in the Penguin edition).

 

 

The Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday 7th December 2016

 

Following Evensong, members of the Society gathered in Poets' Corner. After a brief address by Professor Michael Slater, wreaths were laid on behalf of The Browning Society, The Browning Settlement, The Armstrong Browning Library and The Friends of Casa Guidi.

 

A Reception followed in The Westminster Arms in nearby Storey's Gate.

 

 

The President, Professor Michael Slater, The Revd Clive Dunnico &

Ms Cynthia Burgess

 

 

The ledger stone designed by Robert Wiedeman Barrett Browning, known as Pen Browning, (9 March 1849 – 8 July 1912)

 

The wreaths are of roses (The Browning Society), mixed flowers (The Browning Settlement), lilies (The Friends of Casa Guidi) and Bells and Pomegranates (The Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University).

 

Se also:

http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/people/robert-browning

 

 

Charles Forbes portrait of Sarianna Browning restored by The Browning Society

 

 

Museo e archivio storico del Comune di Asolo

Forthcoming Events

Recent Events

Visit to Asolo April 2016

 

 

La Torricella (built by Pen Browning) from La Mura (Mrs Bronson's House)

 

--2016--
11 September

Choral Eucharist with readings of poetry by Robert and Elizabeth to commemorate their marriage on 12 September 1846, Lunch and Film: The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934).

 

 

The Altar and Painyting by Benjamin West, PRA, before which Robert and Elizabeth wre married in 1846

   
15 October Conference Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Legacies of Aurora Leigh: literature, politics, society at Westminster university, Regent Street, London
   
7 December

Wreath-laying Ceremony at Westminster Abbey followed by Lecture and Reception

 

 

Robert Browning's grave ledger (designed by his son, Pen Browning) in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey

   

 

Some Important Dates

 

6 March 1806
Elizabeth Barrett Browning's birth in County Durham.
   
7 May 1812
Robert Browning's birth in Camberwell, London
   
9 March 1849 Birth of Robert Wiedeman Barrett "Pen" Browning
   
29 June 1861
Elizabeth's death in Florence.
   
September Annual Commemmoration of the Brownings' Marriage in St Marylebone Parish Church. Choral Eucharist, poetry reading, lunch and lecture. 11 am on the Sunday nearest to 12th September.
   
12 September 1846 Brownings' marriage in St Marylebone Parish Church.
   
December Annual Commemoration & Wreath Laying, Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, followed by Lecture and Reception. Usually during the second week of December.
   
12 December 1889
Robert Browning's death at Ca Rezzonico in Venice.
   
31 December 1889

Robert's burial in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey

 

 

   
8 July 1912 Death of Pen Browning
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President:

The Revd Canon Stephen Evans

Vice-Presidents:

Robert Browning Esq.

Norman Collings Esq.


The Rt Hon, The Lord Saatchi

 

The Revd Clive Dunnico


Dr Philip Kelley

Secretary:

Jim Smith Esq.

Treasurer:

Dr Nick Baker

Committee Members:

 

Robert F. Browning Esq.


Norman Collings Esq.


Mrs Margaret Pollock

 

Dr Dmitry Usenco


Michael Meredith Esq.


Dr Sue Brown


Jim Smith Esq.

2016 Visit to Asolo

 

 

 

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