Beatrix Potter with Benjamin Bunny on a lead
Courtesy of private collector

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 Timeby Beatrix PotterCopyright © Frederick Warne & Co., 1968

Esthwaite Water at Harvest Time
by Beatrix Potter
Copyright © Frederick Warne & Co., 1968

Saturday 5 March, 2016               The Sloane Club, London

AGM and Linder Memorial Lecture

After the short formal business meeting, Dr Juliet Dusinberre, Life Fellow in English at Girton College, Cambridge, will speak on Beatrix Potter: defying the enemy.

More information on our Meetings and Events page.

Beatrix Potter in the media – January 2016

Beatrix has certainly been in the news this month and the Society has contributed to, or assisted with, many of these projects in one way or another, achieving an unusual amount of publicity.

more4_Beatrix_home

© Daisybeck Studios Limited

 

More4 celebrated the 150th anniversary of the birth of Beatrix Potter in a special documentary presented by actress Patricia Routledge.

Click to watch: Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

More information on our Beatrix at 150 page.

kitty in boots home

© Frederick Warne



Penguin Random House Children’s announced that they will be publishing The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots in September.

More information on our Beatrix Potter News page.

 


Patricia Routledge, the Society’s Patron, was star guest on BBC television’s The One Show at 7 p.m. on 26 January. An item on mice, which we had helped with, was to have included reference to BP’s mice drawings and the recent news of the reappearance of harvest mice in a Hampshire village just this month, but was sadly not used in the end.
Click to watch: Patricia Routledge on the One Show


Libby Joy, the Society’s Journal and Newsletter editor, featured on some forty BBC Local Radio stations at 7 p.m. on 26 January in the Mark Forrest Show. Jo Hanks from Frederick Warne and author, Matthew Dennison, also talked about Beatrix Potter.
Click to listen: Libby Joy on the Mark Forrest Show


Country Life

 

Country Life, a weekly magazine in the UK, marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter in its 26 January edition. Matthew Dennison celebrates the author and conservationist and there is note of the Society and our publication Beatrix Potter and Scotland.

Click to view: Country Life


Linda Lear, BP Society Member and author of Beatrix Potter: a life in nature was interviewed on NPR in the USA on 26 January.
Click to listen: Linda Lear on NPR


BBC One Breakfast filmed interviews at Hill Top on 26 January. Not currently available to watch again.


And Twitter is very active. Click Twitter to join in.

BEATRIX POTTER: a lasting legacy

INTERNATIONAL STUDY CONFERENCE
BOWNESS-ON-WINDERMERE - 5 – 9 JULY 2016

We are very pleased to announce the seventeenth in our series of popular biennial Conferences, themed to celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday

More information on our Meetings and Events page.

 

Beatrix Potter’s Collector’s Cabinet

© National Trust Images/Photography By Ward

© National Trust Images/Photography By Ward

In 2012 the Society was lucky enough to be able to purchase this exciting cabinet. It is filled with treasures, mostly natural history specimens, collected by Beatrix Potter and her brother, Bertram. The cabinet had never before been seen by the public and it is now on loan to the National Trust and currently on display in the Beatrix Potter Gallery, Hawkshead, Cumbria. 

 

Beatrix Potter’s 1885 drawing of her schoolroom showing the cabinet

Beatrix Potter’s 1885 drawing of her schoolroom showing the cabinet