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An ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ in Petersfield, 6 – 8 October 2023

The Edward Thomas Fellowship is pleased to bring an ‘Edward Thomas Weekend’ to Petersfield this October with a mix of online, online and in person, and walking events over the course of the weekend.

On Friday 6 October in the evening (UK time) join members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Robert Frost Society for a transatlantic online discussion about the two poets who were also great friends.

This will be the fourth such gathering and this year will look at the influences of Hampshire and New Hampshire on both men.

On Saturday 7 October, at The Avenue Pavilion, Petersfield, and online we will be holding a full day of talks and poetry readings inspired by the life and work of Edward Thomas and other poets and writers of that period.… Continue Reading

The Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Prize 2024

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2024, the Edward Cawston Thomas prize.

The 2024 competition for the Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Prize is now open and accepting entries.

Poems, unpublished,  are invited on any subject but of no more than forty lines.

Closing date January 7th 2024.

The judge will be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes:1st prize  £150, two further £75 prizes and up to six highly commended of £25. Winners are welcome to read at the Edward Thomas Fellowship AGM on 5th March at Steep, Hampshire.

Fees are £3 per poem with a maximum of three entered per person.… Continue Reading

Edward Thomas, Oxford and the Past

Edward Thomas, Oxford and the Past

Saturday 15 July 2023

As part of the Fellowship Committee’s wish to expand our activities and engagement, we are delighted to bring you details of this event which has been organised by members Margaret Keeping (author of A Conscious Englishman and also a Committee Member) and Julia Maxted (former Newsletter editor).

With morning and afternoon talks, the opportunity to view archival material and an optional walk, this promises to be an interesting and varied day. It will be taking place in the Museum Road complex of Edward’s College, Lincoln.

This event is open to both Members and non-Members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, with preference given to Fellowship Members until 16 June.
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A second book by William Cooke about Edward Thomas and Gordon Bottomley

The second volume of William Cooke’s books about Edward Thomas and Gordon Bottomley will be published shortly (now delayed until July 2023)

Following a collaboration between The Edward Thomas Fellowship and the author William Cooke, we are delighted to bring you the follow-up edition to William’s recent Comrades in Letters about Edward Thomas and Gordon Bottomley.

For further information and news about the publication date and pricing please click here.… Continue Reading

Edward Thomas Fellowship – Your Committee Members

Committee Members

The current members of the Committee are shown here (please click on this link), together with their current roles and contact email addresses where appropriate. New members of the committee are always welcome and if you would like to know about being a committee member please contact a member of the committee.

There are currently three committee meetings a year (following changes brought about as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and Climate Change it is planned that up to two of these meetings will be held by electronic means) and an AGM which is held in March following the annual Birthday Walk.… Continue Reading

The 2022 Close Reading Competition is now closed

The Edward Thomas Fellowship’s first Close Reading Competition closed on 30 November 2022.

The close reading competition is an excellent opportunity for you to explore a poem by one
of English Literature’s most celebrated poets and thereby deepen your understanding of
early twentieth century poetry. If you’re thinking about studying English at university, it’s also
a great way to enrich your UCAS application.

You can find out more by following this linkContinue Reading

Chronological Listing of Published Letters from Edward Thomas

The fourth revision to the ‘Chronological Listing of Published Letters from Edward Thomas’, including indexing the contents of the excellent ‘Comrades in letters’, has now been compiled by Fellowship member Graham Roe.

This wonderful research and general interest resource, listing the 1,119 letters from Edward Thomas that have been formally published, is available here on the Fellowship website.… Continue Reading

Can you help the Edward Thomas Fellowship?

The Edward Thomas Fellowship is looking for a new Treasurer

Edward Thomas Fellowship – Treasurer Role


The Edward Thomas Fellowship is an unincorporated and unregistered membership organisation whose objectives are to:

  • Perpetuate the memory of Edward Thomas and foster interest in his life and works
  • Foster a continuing relationship with the family and descendants of Edward Thomas in such a way that contributes to the aims and objectives of the Fellowship
  • Conserve the countryside known to Edward Thomas and recorded in his writings
  • Assist in the preservation of places and things associated with the writer
  • Keep people in touch with relevant happenings and to arrange events which extend the Fellowship

We achieve these objectives through meetings, Walks and Study Days and newsletters (a paper version currently twice a year and electronic versions as and when necessary or appropriate).… Continue Reading

Books on sale at the Study Centre

In addition to books listed elsewhere on the website, there is a stock of new (at retail prices) and ‘used’ books available to purchase at the Edward Thomas Study Centre.

Please bear in mind that many of the ‘used’ and rare books are only available in single volumes and are the result of donations that have been made to the Fellowship to raise funds for the Study Centre. It may be that the copy or edition you would like has already been sold so please send an email to to check availability before setting your heart on it.

Thank you for supporting the Fellowship and the Study Centre.… Continue Reading