Edward Thomas Fellowship Virtual Study Day – 12 June 2021

Online Event

Fellowship members Matthew Oates and Guy Cuthbertson and the author and poet William Wootten are participating in an Edward Thomas Fellowship Virtual Study Day on Saturday 12 June 2021. The format for the day will be: 10:15 am - Introduction to the day and the first speaker 10:30 am - Speaker - Matthew Oates 11.45 am - Speaker - Guy Cuthbertson 1.00 pm (approx) - Break 2.00 pm - Speaker - William Wootten 3.15 pm (approx) - Close This is a ticketed events and tickets are available to purchase through Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edward-thomas-fellowship-study-day-tickets-156239272871). As we are delivering the event through the Fellowship's Zoom account, ticket sales are initially being limited to 100 and are priced (for Fellowship members) at £10 each for the whole day or £5 per event. Non-member tickets are priced at £20 and £10 respectively. The topics for each speaker will be: Matthew Oates will talk about and…

£5 – £20

Annual Birthday Walk – 18 July 2021

Bedales School Church Rd, Steep,, Petersfield, United Kingdom

The Edward Thomas Birthday Walk will take place at 10:30 am on Sunday 18th July 2021. Owing to current Government Covid restrictions it will be limited to 30 pre-registered participants. Further details are available on the Annual Birthday Walk page.

Edward Thomas Literary Festival – 2021

Planning is now underway for the 2021 Edward Thomas Literary Festival. This will take the form of 'live' and 'digital' events between Monday 27 September and Sunday 3rd October 2021. The Festival is being run in conjunction with Petersfield Museum. Details will appear on their website in due course as participants are confirmed. Events during the week commencing 27 September are likely to be mainly evening sessions. From Friday there will be sessions during the day. Saturday will be a full day of talks and readings, culminating in a joint session with the Robert Frost Society in America and the Edward Thomas Fellowship. Sunday is an additional day added for 2021. As it coincides with the inauguration of the Memorial Stone on the Shoulder of Mutton (2 October 1937) there will be a walk to the Memorial Stone in the morning (the rare photographs below show it being installed a…


The Edward Thomas Literary Festival 2021

Petersfield Museum Petersfield Museum, Petersfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom


The Edward Thomas Literary Festival – 2022

Petersfield Museum Petersfield Museum, Petersfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom

EDWARD THOMAS LITERARY FESTIVAL – 2022   The 2022 Edward Thomas Literary Festival takes place between 6 and 9 October with a range of events and activities that will be of interest to everyone, both in-person and digitally, and will once again be based at Petersfield Museum. Booking and ticketing information may be found on the Museum’s website here. Summary event information currently available (as at 14 September 2022) is visible here on the Fellowship website.

Edward Thomas, Oxford and the Past

Lincoln College, Oxford Museum Road, Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Edward Thomas, Oxford and the Past 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). This will be an interesting and varied day with talks, a walk and a visit to Lincoln College and its archives, where Thomas studied at the turn of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Meeting at the Lincoln College Archive, Museum Road, Oxford, OX1 3PL on 15 July  This event is open to both Members and non-Members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, with preference given to Fellowship Members until 16 June. Find out more and how to book by clicking here.


Edward Thomas Weekend, 6 – 8 October 2023 (Friday event)

Online Event

Edward Thomas Weekend Friday 6 October - Sunday 8 October 2023. Friday 6 October Hampshire / New Hampshire: Edward Thomas / Robert Frost                         7 pm – 9 pm An online discussion, with readings, between members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and the Robert Frost Society. Online event only - free - donations welcome. Registration through Eventbrite please Full weekend information and booking details available here.

Edward Thomas Weekend, 6-8 October 2023 (Saturday event)

The Avenue Pavilion, Peterfield The Avenue, Petersfield, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Join members of the Edward Thomas Fellowship in Petersfield, at The Avenue Pavilion, Petersfield, and online for 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. Hear also about how Edward Thomas was already writing about Climate Change over 100 years ago. Speakers include: The lecturer, poet, press critic and editor Rory Waterman who will read some of his own poetry and talk about the 'Super-Tramp' Poet W. H. Davies and his elegy for Edward Thomas. ---------------------------------------------------- Dr Jane Potter, Reader in Arts in the School of Arts at Oxford Brooke University, author, editor and Trustee of the Wilfred Own Literary Estate. Jane will be talking about Wilfred Owen and his time in the Artists Rifles at Hare Hall Camp, where he may well have been instructed by Edward Thomas. Title: ‘Now that the…

Free – £10

Edward Thomas Weekend, 6-8 October (Sunday Walk)

Bedales School Church Rd, Steep,, Petersfield, United Kingdom

Join members of The Edward Thomas Fellowship and participants in the Petersfield Walking Festival in this, strenuous in places four and a half / five mile on the Sunday morning of this Edward Thomas Weekend. Following in the footsteps of the poet and his family, we will walk from Bedales School to the Memorial Stone (pictured here at the time of its unveiling in 1937) and then on to Bee Cottage (where Thomas did most of his writing between 1909 and 1916), with the kind permission of its owner, Sharyn Antonini, before returning to Steep and Bedales School via a path that is the subject of his poem The Path. This descent will need care as it is steep in places. There is no charge to attend this walk but registration is requested please for health and safety purposes. Full event details and booking information are available here