Friday, January 17, 2020


Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was an authority on agriculture and rural life. Best known for his nature writing, he was also an essayist, novelist and mystic. The Richard Jefferies Society (Registered Charity No 1042838) was founded in 1950 to promote appreciation and study of his writing. 

The main event is a spring lecture held in Liddington Village Hall in May along with the Annual General Meeting.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EVENT PLANNED FOR 9 MAY 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED ALONG WITH THE JOINT MEETING WITH THE FRIENDS OF ALFRED WILLIAMS ON 4 APRIL AND THE FRIENDS OF DYMOCK POETS ON 28 MARCH. 

Publications include an annual Journal, spring and autumn newsletters, and an annual report along with leaflets and books by and about the author.  This includes the publication of Volume I of A Peculiarly English Genius: a biography of Richard Jefferies by Andrew Rossabi (a planned three-volume set)Volume I is an in-depth study of Jefferies' early years.  Volume II, covering the years of struggle, will be published on 8 July 2020. Volume III completes the years of maturity 1876-1887.