Affiliated Societies

We are affiliated to

The Alliance of Literary Societies – which keeps us in touch with literary societies through the UK and delegates from our society attend their AGM each year. The Alliance also produces a very interesting annual journal.

Fulke Greville Society – we are a group member. The contact for this organisation is Anthony Astbury (
01926 492086)

Friends of the County Record Office – we are a group member and records of the Society from its inauguration in 1912 are held by the Records Office.

Speakers are also frequently drawn from other Societies including
George Eliot Fellowship, the Masefield Society, Housman Society, and John Betjeman Society.

The Society has connections with the Mary Dormer Harris Memorial Bursary, which exists to make financial awards to young students in mid-Warwickshire, especially with interests in drama, debating, international affairs and law.  In 1916 Mary Dormer Harris became the first lady to address the Society and in 1917, she became one of the two first ladies elected as members.  The Society has been instrumental in recruiting Trustees for the Bursary.

The Society is represented on the
Blue Plaques Group of Royal Leamington Spa Town Council, and has been instrumental in the installation of a plaque to the nineteenth century American author, Nathaniel Hawthorne in Lansdowne Circus, and local historian, Mary Dormer Harris in Gaveston Road.

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