Congratulations are in order for the Honorary Secretary, Kathleen Jefferson, who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List "For Services to Literature", a very well-deserved recognition of all her hard work for the Society over many years. The medal will be presented to her by the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire on a date to be decided.
The Tennyson Society
President: The Lady Willoughby de Eresby
The Tennyson Society exists to promote the study and understanding of the life and work of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It has a world-wide membership.
Since 1967, the Tennyson Research Bulletin has been issued annually. It includes articles on aspects of the Poet’s life and work, news of work in progress throughout the world, reviews, and other miscellaneous articles. The Bulletin has proved to be of great value both to scholars and to those whose interest is less academic.
Monographs and Occasional Papers are produced from time to time,the most recent being ‘The Greatest Honour of my Life': Emily Ritchie's Recollections of Tennyson, by John Aplin.
A programme of events is organised for members. Regular events in the year include the Memorial Service at Somersby or Bag Enderby in August, the London Day in October which includes the laying of a wreath in Westminster Abbey, the Annual Lecture in June, and a weekend visit to a location associated with the Poet during the spring or summer.
The Tennyson Research Centre (www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Tennyson), in the dome of Lincoln Central Library, holds the most significant collection on Alfred Tennyson in the world including letters, books and manuscripts. A small collection of Tennyson memorabilia is on display in the Lending Library.
Chairman: Marion Shaw
Honorary Secretary: Kathleen Jefferson BEM
Treasurer: Peter Moore
American Representatives: Prof. Barbara Clark & Prof. Cameron Thomas