Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead Courtesy of private collector
The Beatrix Potter Society (Reg. Charity no. 281198) was founded in 1980 in the United Kingdom by a group of people professionally involved in the curatorship of Beatrix Potter material. From the start it set out to be a focus for those with a serious interest in all aspects of Beatrix Potter’s life and work and so it remains today. The Society welcomes new Members worldwide.
Esthwaite Water at Harvest Time
Beatrix Potter, c.1895

Dame Patricia RoutledgeCongratulations to Dame Patricia Routledge DBE!

We are thrilled to learn that our Patron, Patricia Rutledge, has received a New Year’s Honour for services to theatre and charity.

Patricia’s charitable works are possibly less well known than her work on stage and screen. Patricia has been a wonderful supporter of the Society for many years. Here she is enjoying a break during filming at Hill Top in October 2015.

Would you like to become more involved in The Beatrix Potter Society?

TrusteeMembers are encouraged to stand for election as Trustees. Three Trustee positions are open for election at the Annual General Meeting on 4th March. Deadline for nominations is 17th February. For more information download the nomination form or contact Kathy Cole Secretary, at

Click here so that you can see what prospective Trustee responsibilities as defined by the Charity Commission, please check under: “guidance for trustees what you need to know.”

Saturday 4 March, 2017                   The Sloane Club, London

AGM and Linder Memorial Lecture


Matthew Dennison, author of the Potter biographical work “Over the Hills and Far Away” will give the Linder Memorial Lecture. He has written a number of acclaimed books about women, including Queen Victoria and Vita Sackville-West. Doors will open at noon for those who would like to come and browse, shop and socialise. The Annual General Meeting will start at 2 pm and will be followed by the lecture. There will be refreshments, and Society publications will be for sale. There will also be a Beatrix Potter bring and buy table. Guests and non-Members are very welcome to attend this meeting – there is a charge of £5 on the door. The Linder Memorial Lecture honours the contribution to Potter scholarship made by Leslie and Enid Linder.

9, 10 and 11 June, 2017                   Connecticut College, Connecticut

Beatrix Potter in New London on the Thames


US Symposium “Beatrix Potter in New London on the Thames” will be held on 9,10 and 11 June 2017 at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut.

The weekend will include talks, panel discussions, and an exhibition in the Linda Lear Center. For details about programme and registration information click here.

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Beatrix Potter News

Melford Hall

Secret Beatrix Potter drawings

A series of secret drawings by Beatrix Potter are set to go on display for the first time at Melford Hall.

Beatrix Potter Society Reading at Valentine's Tea

San Diego Garden Guild

Beatrix Potter Society Reading

A Reading will be given by Dale Schafer, our Liaison Officer on the West Coast of the US, at a Valentine’s Day Tea in San Diego Read more>>

The Beatrix Potter Society’s newly acquired watercolour of a rose as featured on the cover of the October Journal & Newsletter.

rose watercolour

Cultural Heritage Digitisation Ltd, London