Beatrix Potter Society AGM and Day Out

Celebrating 40 Years of the Beatrix Potter Society

14 -15 March 2020, University of Cumbria in Ambleside


University of CumbriaSaturday 14 March: AGM, Linder Lecture, & Dinner

12 Noon – Check-in for those staying in the College dormitory

1.00 pm – 5.00 pm
• Light lunch available at 1.00pm
• Sales table and bring & buy
• AGM with discussion of new Society ventures
• Coffee break
• Linder Lecture by Dr Penelope Bradshaw

Dr. Bradshaw is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Cumbria in Ambleside. She is also Programme Leader of their new MA in Literature, Romanticism, and the English Lake District (featuring Beatrix Potter of course!)

7.00 pm – Welcome reception and 40thAnniversary Dinner: ‘Sharing Memories & Looking to the Future’

Jetty MuseumSunday 15 March: A Full Day Out

09.30 am – 5.00 pm Travelling by minibus, we will enjoy:

The newly opened Jetty Museum on the shore of Lake Windermere, where among many historical items, we will see Beatrix and Willie’s rowing boat – the one they kept at Moss Eccles Tarn. We will also enjoy a light lunch.

Lambing time at Nibthwaite Grange, an award-winning Rare Breeds Farm near the southern end of Coniston Water and Site of Special Scientific Interest. See how this farm has embraced diversification as Beatrix encouraged.

A Traditional English Afternoon Tea at Gaddum’s restaurant at Brockhole, site of the National Park’s Visitor Centre and former home of Edith Gaddum, Beatrix’s first cousin – whom she often visited.


Register by 15 FEBRUARY for this very special 40th Anniversary Weekend

Fee: £60 if attending 14 March only; £170 for both 14-15 March (Inc. VAT)

To register and pay online please fill out the form below. To complete a printed form via post please click here.

Society Members in need of financial assistance may apply for support from the Jane Morse Memorial Fund for up to half of their registration fee. The application form can be found here or can be obtained by contacting: or phoning Andrew Wiltshire at +44 (0) 1245 226918.

ACCOMMODATION: 10 single en-suite College dormitory rooms are available for £42 per night (bed and breakfast) from 13-16 March (These can be reserved for any or all nights – first come, first served). Book yours directly by contacting Helen Wright, University of Cumbria Conference and Events Officer at 015394 30215 Ext: 5215 or by emailing her at

Alternatively, Ambleside has a wide variety of hotel and B&B accommodation located a short stroll from the College.

QUESTIONS? Please Contact or phone Andrew Wiltshire +44 (0) 1245 226918.

AGM Registration Form

To register please fill out the form below

Email will be used to confirm your registration and send your final details. If you do not have email, you will receive the same information by post.

Once your registration has been submitted you will be redirected to the shop page for payment.

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