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From the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain come several Woolf sightings. Read on for details.

Julia Jackson, as photographed by Julia Margaret Cameron

  • “Britain in Focus: A Photographic History,” BBC4 TV: Julia Margaret Cameron, Virginia Woolf’s great-aunt, is discussed at about 45 mins. Watch it.
  • “Virginia Woolf: ‘Madness’, War and Trauma,” a free talk, will be held Feb. 3, 2018, 2:15-3:30 p.m. at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in Beckenham, Kent. Get details and reserve your free tickets.
  • A section on Garsington and D. H. Lawrence in “Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain,” episode 4. Watch it.
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If you are within range of East Sussex, you can still book a seat on the bus to Rodmell for a Saturday, Sept. 21, trip to Monk’s House and Berwick Church sponsored by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

Virginia Woolf's writing Lodge at Monk's House

Virginia Woolf’s writing Lodge at Monk’s House

Here are the details:
  • Cost: £12.50, including the coach travel and Berwick Church visit. The price excludes entry to Monk’s House at £4.10 (group rate; or free to National Trust members);  lunch at the Abergavenny Arms in Rodmell; and train travel to Lewes (advance return from London to Lewes costs £10).
  • Seats Available: Thirty places are available.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • Departure: Coach at Lewes station at 11 a.m. (to meet the 9:47 a.m. train from London Victoria); to Monk’s House for a private guided tour
  • Lunch: Approximately 1–2 p.m.
  • Berwick Church: Coach takes guests to Berwick Church for a guided visit to the murals by Anthea Arnold
  • Return: Coach leaves Berwick at 3:30 p.m. for Lewes station (for 4:20pm train to London).
Please note that, because of restricted coach access, there will be a small amount of walking. To secure a place, please email Lindsay Martin at lindsay@lindsaycmartin.co.uk.

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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding an essay competition in memory of Julia Briggs, acclaimed Virginia Woolf scholar and a member of the executive council of the society who died in August 2007.

Essays should be written on the topic ‘Why is reading Virginia Woolf still so crucial today?’ Entrants should choose their own title for their essays, which should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length.

The competition is open to members and non-members. Members of the executive council and editorial committee of the society, the judges, and the families of both are not eligible to enter. Entries should be mailed to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Road, London SE25 4RG. They must arrive by 10 January 2011.

The winner will receive a cheque for £250, presented at the society’s annual general meeting in central London on April 2, 2011, and the winning essay will be published in the Virginia Woolf Bulletin. If the winner is unable to attend the April 2011 general meeting, the prize will be sent by secure mail.

Download the Julia Briggs 2011 Essay Competition Rules and Application to ensure that your application and essay are prepared and submitted properly. The official entry form is required.

For more information, contact Sarah M. Hall at smhall123@yahoo.co.uk.

Student membership in the society costs £10 for those at UK addresses and £15 for those at overseas addresses, per calendar year.

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The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain is holding an essay competition in memory of acclaimed Woolf scholar and member of the society’s Executive Council, Julia Briggs. Briggs died in August 2007.

The competition for the Julia Briggs Memorial Prize 2011 is open to members and non-members (except for the Executive Council and Editorial Committee of the society, the judges and their families.

Entries should be sent to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Rd., London SE25 4RG, to arrive by 10 January 2011.

The competition rules and entry form are provided below. (more…)

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Virginia Woolf, common readers, and Julia Briggs.

That is the combination created by the Julia Briggs Memorial Prize 2009, which will be awarded to the top essay on the topic of “Virginia Woolf and the Common Reader” in a competition sponsored by the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

The competition is being held in memory of noted Woolf scholar Julia Briggs, who died in August. Ms. Briggs, author of Virginia Woolf: An Inner Life and Reading Virginia Woolf, also served as an executive council member for Great Britain’s Woolf society.

Who can enter

The competition is open to members and non-members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, with the exception of  members of the executive council and editorial committee of the society, contest judges, and families of all three groups.

How to enter

Entries should be sent to Ruth Webb, 15 Southcote Road, London SE25 4RG. Entries must arrive by January 10, 2009.

For more information or to receive a hard copy of the entry form and confirmation slip, e-mail Sarah M. Hall at: smhall123@yahoo.co.uk

Rules of the essay competition

Writers are advised to read and follow the competition rules below, which come from the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

COMPETITION RULES
The essay, on the topic “Virginia Woolf and the Common Reader,” should be between 2,000 and 2,500 words in length. It should be the original work of the named entrant, and previously unpublished in print or any other medium. Student coursework is acceptable.

Each entry should include the official entry form, which can be obtained here. Just scroll down the page for the official form.

Entrants should supply THREE typed copies of the essay on A4 paper, printed on one side only, double-spaced (or 1.5) and in a font size no smaller than 10-point. The VWSGB regrets that no e-mailed entries will be accepted because of printing costs.

The competition will be judged by acclaimed Woolf scholars Lyndall Gordon and Maggie Humm, and VWSGB Vice-Chair and Woolf biographer Ruth Webb. The decision of the judges is final. The society reserves the right not to award the prize if, in the judges’ opinion, none of the entries attains the required standard. Otherwise the winner will be contacted in mid-March.

The winner will receive a cheque for £250, presented at the society’s annual general meeting in central London on April 4, 2009, and the winning essay will be published in the Virginia Woolf Bulletin. If the winner is unable to attend the April 2009 general meeting, the prize will be sent by secure mail.

PLEASE NOTE
No entry will be accepted without the signed entry form, which should be attached to the first page of the first copy of the essay. There should be no personal details on the essay pages themselves.

The society cannot return entries. Acknowledgement of receipt can only be given if the entrant supplies an SAE containing the confirmation slip. Entrants from outside the UK should e-mail Sarah M. Hall at smhall123@yahoo.co.uk for confirmation of receipt.

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