The Hopkins Society was formed in 1989 after the success of celebrations in North Wales of the centenary of Gerard Manley Hopkins' death. It aims to celebrate Hopkins' contribution to English Literature, keep members informed of recent news and research about Hopkins, hold Hopkins study days, an annual Hopkins lecture and produce a journal. Meetings are held in the Spring and Autumn.
The society aims to have at least one meeting a year based in Wales and/or the North West where Hopkins trained as a Jesuit at St Beuno's (left) and was a Curate at St Francis Xavier's Church in Liverpool. From time to time the annual lectures given by distinguished speakers are published and available to buy. (see Resources page for further information)
STOP PRESS - LATEST NEWS
1. Hosting the Association of Literary Societies AGM 2021 - on Saturday 22 May. The Betjeman Society and the Hopkins Society are joint hosts. To be held at St Michael's Church, Highgate, London. For further details see "Forthcoming Events" page ….
2. The Gift of Words: Throughout "lockdown" members have been contributing to a regular "Gift of Words" shared with other members via our secretary, Claire Hutt ..... see the Serendipity page for examples
3. Matthew Higgins has forwarded a wonderful short nature video, capturing the Beautiful Australian Nankeen Kestral as it effortlessly soars and miraculously hovers while hunting. On the soundtrack is a recitation 0f "The Windhover" by Hopkins, written in 1877 ... see the Serendipity page
For membership details and to join the Society, please print out the form downloadable on the right, fill in and then forward to the Membership Secretary:
17 Victoria Road,
enclosing a cheque made out to 'The Hopkins Society'
or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Also if you have any general queries about the Hopkins Society)
Annual membership fees: (from 01.01.2021 - adjusted if you join now)
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