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How to Join

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

The Society, a registered charity, was founded to promote and encourage the appreciation and enjoyment of the writings of John Cowper, Theodore and Llewelyn Powys and to establish their true literary status.

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

We aim to be a vibrant, relevant organization for non-academics and academics alike. To achieve this, we encourage you to join.

Membership of the Powys Society entitles you to three issues annually of the Powys Society Newsletter (published in March, July & November) the Society’s annual Journal, plus the opportunity to meet fellow Powysians and to attend several organised events including the annual conference.

Everything you Need to Know about Joining the Powys Society

Membership and Annual Subscription Fees

22.00 (UK)

26.00 (OVERSEAS)

To join the Society, either complete the application form in the box below to send with your cheque or contact the Society's Secretary, Chris Thomas, direct Or join via PayPal (N.B. your subscription payment will be paid directly into the Society's PayPal account.)

Join the Society and pay your initial annual subscription, and thereafter, with the Society's own PayPal account.

Simply click on the appropriate button below.

UK Membership Subscription:            22.00  


Overseas Membership Subscription:    26.00

With the above option your annual subscription

will be automatically renewed in a year's time

Should you wish to cancel your recurring payment at any stage:

1.     Log in to your PayPal account.

2.     Click Profile near the top of the page.

3.     Select My money.

4.     In the 'My pre-approved payments' section, click Update.

5.     Select the merchant whose agreement you want to cancel and click Cancel.

6.     Click Cancel Profile to confirm your request.

If you have any queries or issues relating to PayPal payments please contact Paul Cheshire

Alternatively, you can pay by cheque. Simply print a membership application form and post to:
      Chris Thomas
      Flat D, 87 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AG
      Tel: 020 7243 0168      Email:

PayPal subscriptions are automatically renewed (as described above) on the anniversary date. For subscriptions initiated by cheque and application form, the annual subscription is due on January 1st each year at the rates shown on the application form. The subscription includes a copy of the current volume of the Society's annual publication, The Powys Journal, as well as three issues of the Society's Newsletter.

If you join after the annual conference in August/September, your subscription will continue till the end of December of the following year, and you will receive all newsletters from the date of joining. However, you will not receive The Powys Journal for the current year unless you have additionally paid for it at the members' price (see list of publications).

Applicants for UK membership are encouraged to pay their subscription by Standing Order. If you are a UK taxpayer, please help by signing a gift aid declaration as well.

Standing Orders

The great advantage to you is that you will not need to remember to pay your subscription each year; and the great advantage to the Society, and especially to our Treasurer, is that we will not need to send out reminders.

Gift Aid Declarations

Completing a Gift Aid Declaration form greatly increases the value of your subscription to the Society at no cost to yourself: the Society is able to reclaim the tax you have paid at the basic rate.

If you have any issues concerning PayPal subscription payments please contact Paul Cheshire.

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To philosophize is not to read philosophy; it is to feel philosophy. The raw spikes and jagged edges, the sour-tasting dust and wind-blown debris of superficial real life have to be deliberately comprehended, or at least evaded, before the more secret rhythms, the more recondite patterns of Nature, her humours, her tragedies, her poetry take shape in the mind. — 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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