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Further information about the Society, books and merchandise, and events, contact:

Peter Sisley
Ladywood Cottage
Baveney Wood
Cleobury Mortimer
DY14 8HZ

info [at] housman-society [dot] co [dot] uk

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Nov 2015
The Housman Society
Appreciating the Life and Works of Alfred Edward Housman


The Housman Society was founded in 1973 and exists to promote knowledge and appreciation of the lives and works of A.E. Housman and other members of his family.

Publications and literature

The Society also promotes the causes of literature and poetry in general. It produces an annual Journal and Newsletter, and organises Events such as discussions, visits and poetry readings. Commemorations are held in Bromsgrove on 26th March (A.E. Housman's birthday) and in Ludlow on 30th April, the date of A.E.H's death".


It sponsors an annual lecture under the title "The Name and Nature of Poetry" at the Hay Festival of Literature in May/June each year.

Centennial celebrations

1996 was the centenary of the publication of A Shropshire Lad and the climax to a year of varied celebration was the dedication of a window to A.E. Housman in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

For further information apply to the Society at:

Max Hunt,
Abberley Cottage,
7 Dowles Road,
Bewdley DY12 2EJ
Email : info [at] housman-society [dot] co [dot] uk
A.E. Housman

Book cover

A Shropshire Lad by
A.E. Housman