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An Introduction to the Society

'The Reading and Discussion of Works by the Powyses'

Honorary Officers
President: Glen Cavaliero
Chairman: Timothy Hyman
Vice-Chairman: David Goodway
Hon Secretary: Chris Thomas
Hon Treasurer: Robin Hickey


Newsletter Editor: Kate Kavanagh
Journal Editor: Charles Lock
Publications Manager: Louise de Bruin
Collection Liason Officer: Michael Kowalewski

The Society attracts enthusiastic general readers and academics from Great Britain, North America, the Commonwealth and Europe. It welcomes everyone interested in learning more bout this extraordinary family.

The Powys family and their friends constitute an unusually wide-ranging spectrum of social, literary and imaginative interests.

The founding of the Society in 1967 reflected a feeling among Powys admirers and friends that the special quality of the Powys writings, particularly those of John Cowper, Theodore, and Llewelyn, was not sufficiently recognized. It declared that its aim must be 'the establishment of the true literary status of the Powys family through promotion of the reading and discussion of their works'.

Publications and Conference

The Society publishes a substantial journal and three newsletters a year and has embarked on a publication programme. In addition it organises an annual conference, occasional meetings, exhibitions and walks in areas associated with the Powys family.

Among the many distinguished speakers who have addressed the Society are G. Wilson Knight, Angus Wilson and Glen Cavaliero. In addition we have heard from George Steiner, John Bayley, Iris Murdoch, Colin Wilson, Iain Sinclair, John Gray, A.N.Wilson, Chris Woodhead and Margaret Drabble.

To read the Society's Constitution please click on the link below
THE POWYS SOCIETY'S CONSTITUTION



The Society's Officers

The Honorary Officers of the Society (2017) 


The Society's Committee

Members of the Committee of the Powys Society (2017)


Chairman:
     Timothy Hyman
     62 Myddleton Square
     LONDON ECIR 1XX
     Tel: 020 7837 1933
     email:
timothyhyman@virgin.net
 

 website: www.timothyhyman.com

 

Vice-Chairman:
     David Goodway

York House

Laurel Grove

Keighley

West Yorkshire BD21 2HW

     email:

Hon Secretary:
     Chris Thomas
     Flat D
     87 Ledbury Road
     London W11 2AG
     Tel: 020 7243 0168
     email:
chris.d.thomas@hotmail.co.uk

Hon Treasurer:

     Robin Hickey

     23 Linden Road

     Gloucester

     GL1 5HB

     email: helenapawelko@hotmail.co.uk



            
Kate Kavanagh
Sparrowthorn
Elkstone
CHELTENHAM
Gloucs. GL53 9PX
Tel: 01242 870338
email: cewkavanagh@btinternet.com

 
Michael Kowalewski
The Old School
Melbury Osmund
Dorset DT2 0LU
Tel: 01305 83552
email:michael.sonam@btinternet.com  

 
John Hodgson
66 Kynaston Road
London
N16 0ED
e-mail: xhoni@yahoo.com 
 
Louise de Bruin     
 
Kevin Taylor
Castle Meadow
Castle Road
Wormegay
King’s Lynn
Norfolk  PE33 0SE
email: ktaylor@cambridge.org


Jacqueline Peltier

Penn Maen
14 rue Pasteur
22300 Lannion
France

email: j.peltier@powys-lannion.net

Dawn Collins
16 Staples Hill
Freshford
Bath
BA2 7WL
e-mail: decollins@btinternet.com
 
Charles Lock (ex-officio committee member)
 


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“In books dwell all the demons and all the angels of the human mind. It is for this reason that a bookshop — especially a second-hand bookshop / antiquarian — is an arsenal of explosives, an armoury of revolutions, an opium den of reaction.” — John Cowper Powys

“She would wish that far stranger weddings happened in the world than anything that she saw or heard of at Madder. She needed much more than plain Madder life to interest her — some events more like a proceeding that had happened in a book of fables that she had once read, where a little mouse wished to be joined in holy wedlock with a lioness, who, unluckily going out to meet her little dear before the wedding, chanced to set her foot upon him.” — T.F. Powys

 "No sight that the human eyes can look upon is more provocative of awe than is the night sky scattered thick with stars.” — Llewelyn Powys

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