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

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.

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Good News!

Card Postman Rabbit

‘Christmas Greetings’

Beatrix Potters 1900 Christmas card for her uncle, Fred Burton, who lived at Gwaynynog, Denbigh, the house shown in the background.  Beatrix was later to set The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies in the garden here.  

Postman Rabbit cards are now available in packs of 5.

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Beatrix Potter News

festival of light

Festival of Light Longleat

“Festival of Light” at Longleat celebrating their own anniversary and Beatrix Potter’s.

leeds castle

A Tale of Christmas

Relive the classic tales with characters expressed in delightfully creative ways at Leeds Castle.

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.

kings place

The Tales of Peter Rabbit

A performance by members of  the Fox Family on Sunday 8 January at 11.30am at King Place, London.

Beatrix Potter Story

A new book about Beatrix Potter

The Story of Beatrix Potter. This highly illustrated biography looks at Potter’s iconic work and life.

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