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Welcome to The Browning Society

Registered Charity No: 269771


On Sunday 11th September 2016 the Society will be present at the annual commemmoration of the marriage of Robert Browning with Elizabeth Moulton Barrett at St Marylebone Parish Church. During the Choral Eucharist (11 am) a presentation will be given by three actors. The service will be followed by lunch and the lunch followed by a showing of the 1934 fil, The Barretts of Wimpole Street.


To book your place for lunch, please visit the parish church's website:


St Marylebone Parish, 17 Marylebone Road, Church, NW1 5LT is easily accessible by public transport.


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.

In 2016, members of the Society visited Asolo.


Forthcoming Events

Marriage of the Brownings (12th September 1846) Annual Commemmoration

11th September 2016

St Marylebone Parish Church, London NW1 5LT

11 am



"Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Legacies of Aurora Leigh"



University of Westminster,Regent Street, London

Saturday 15 October 2016

The full programme can be found on the conference website: 


Attendance is free but all attendees need to register. This can be done easily online via the conference website at:



Wreath-laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey Wednesday 7 December2016 following Evensong in Poets' Corner. More details to follow.


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The Revd Canon Stephen Evans


Robert Browning Esq.
Norman Collings Esq.
The Revd Clive Dunnico
Dr Philip Kelley


Jim Smith Esq.


Dr Nick Baker

Committee Members:


Dr Simon Avery
Robert F. Browning Esq.
Norman Collings Esq.
Dr Scott Lewis
Michael Meredith Esq.
Dr Sue Brown
Jim Smith Esq.




Browning Society Visit to Asolo Poster



Society members in the gardens of La Mura