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Welcome to The Browning Society

Registered Charity No: 269771



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 for just £20 (UK)/$50 (USA). 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.

The Browning Society (HMRC Charities Reference Number ZD02110) is a charity for tax purposes in the United Kingdom inline with Paragraph 1 of Schedule 6 Finance Act 2010




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174th Annual Commemmoration of the Marriage of Robert Browning with Elizabeth Moulton Barrett on 12th September 1846


This year's commemmoration took place with an online video presentation using a text written by Dr Simon Avery, St Marylebone Parish Church and the Brownings: Life in a new rhythm.


Video Link


Are you able to help the parish church refurbish the Browning Room as part of a new and exciting major capital works project? To find out more, please click the link below.


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Huge thanks to presenter Helen Fospero, actors Neil Stuke, Stewart Scudamore, Peter Wight and Nick Barber as well as members of the team at St Marylebone Parish Church for taking part and producing the video.


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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

Secretary & Treasurer:

Jim Smith Esq.

Committee Members:

Miss Margaret Pollock


Michael Meredith Esq.

Dr Sue Brown

Jim Smith Esq.


Ms Betty Smith




Browning Society Visit to Asolo Poster



Society members in the gardens of La Mura