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Society events

‘Virginia Woolf and St Ives’, Autumn Conference

Thursday 1–Sunday 4 October 2020
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives, TR26 1NG

Members will need to find their own accommodation. For further information, please contact Sarah Latham Phillips:


Society events open to non-members

DallowayDay – CANCELLED

Saturday 20 June 2020
Hatchards Piccadilly, 187 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LE

Virginia Woolf and Her Early Short Stories – POSTPONED UNTIL SAT 17 OCT

Saturday 17 October 2020, 10.30am–4.30pm
Oriental Club, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

A one-day conference, incorporating the Annual General Meeting.

Dr Sue Roe, Writer, Biographer and Woolf scholar: ‘Reflections on “Kew Gardens” and “Blue & Green” and The Waves’
Professor Frances Spalding, Emeritus Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge: ‘Virginia Woolf, Roger Fry and “The Mark on the Wall”’
Sarah Latham Phillips, MA: ‘The Influence of the Visual Arts on the Early Short Stories of Virginia Woolf’

Tickets: £35 for VWSGB members/students, £38 for non-members, to include sandwich lunch and coffee.
Contact Sarah Latham Phillips,


Other events

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel (performance)

Various dates and venues

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, Lucy Stevens begins a UK tour of her new performance piece, ‘Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel’, which weaves the life of Virginia Woolf, in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries: Ethel Smyth, Liza Lehmann and Rebecca Clarke, among others. Much of their music is out of print and rarely performed. Through Woolf’s writing, it reveals her troubled childhood and her views on literature, Bloomsbury and the challenges women face as artists.

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel performance dates 2020

22 April – Tunbridge Wells The Forum, Kent
3 June – Louth Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, LN11 0BX
4 June – The Guildhall Arts Centre, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31 6PZ
10 June – Theatre Royal Winchester Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
11 June – Poole Lighthouse 21 Kingsland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
12 June – Dorchester Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1HF
25 June – London School of Economics The Shaw Library, Houghton St, London WC2A 2AE
30 June – Deal Music Arts Festival
25 July – Hitchin Festival St Mary’s Church, Churchyard, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1HP
5 August – Shropshire Church Stretton Arts Festival
19 September – Cambridge Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford CB22 5BP

Lucy Stevens has recently recorded Ethel Smyth’s songs with Somm Recordings, which will be released on 8 March 2020.

For further information, see

The Years accompanied by The Pargiters

No4 St Ives, 4 Talland Road, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 2DF
Wednesday 1–Sunday 5 April 2020

London Literary Salon in St Ives: 14 hours of study over five days

The London Literary Salon offers unique and inclusive discussion-based studies of outstanding works of fiction in the spaces that inspired the artist. We have previously studied several of Woolf’s works in St Ives; but this study of The Years offers a rare opportunity to consider Woolf’s purposeful craft in her final book alongside the fiction. We are combining the narrative with the essays (gathered in The Pargiters, edited by Mitchell Leaska) that Woolf composed to comment on the politics she was addressing through the fiction. This is a unique opportunity to spend five days in beautiful St Ives delving into the ongoing question of the ability of narrative art to act politically. Woolf also looks directly at the sexual suppression of her time and how this translates into broken relationships in intimate as well as social spaces.

Ticket price and how to book
£325 including notes and critical resources (accommodation not included; suggestions provided)
For further information and to book, see the website
Toby Brothers, Director of the London Literary Salon:

Virginia Woolf Pilgrimage

31 May–6 June 2020
Various locations

Join Common Ground Pilgrimages and Professor Stephanie Paulsell of Harvard Divinity School for one of the most sacred traditions: a walking pilgrimage. We will spend one week walking in South Downs National Park and along the coast in Sussex, England. Allowing the space to inspire us, we will read Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse as if it was a sacred text.

Tickets $1,000 deposit, $4,200 total payment (prices in US dollars).
See website for further information and registration

‘Profession and Performance’, VW Conference – POSTPONED UNTIL JUNE 2021

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, USA
International conference
Organiser: Benjamin D. Hagen:
See the conference webpage for further information

Virginia Woolf’s Women

Sunday 19–Friday 24 July 2020
Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB

Literature Cambridge summer course 2020. Intensive summer course with lectures by Marion Dell, Alison Hennegan, Karina Jakubowicz, Claire Nicholson, Trudi Tate and others. We will study some of Woolf’s great women characters (Mrs Ramsay, Mrs Dalloway, Orlando), and learn about some of the important women in her life: Julia Stephen, Vanessa Bell, Katherine Mansfield, Ethel Smyth. Plus visits to the first two women’s colleges in Cambridge, where Woolf gave the talks which became A Room of One’s Own (1929). And much else.

Full price: £1,650
Discount for members of VWSGB: £1,550 (subject to availability)

Reading the 1920s

Sunday 26–Friday 31 July 2020
Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB

Literature Cambridge summer course 2020.  How did writers respond to the complex of issues in the decade after the First World War? We take a new look at Woolf, T.S. Eliot, E.M. Forster, Radclyffe Hall, Edmund Blunden, D.H. Lawrence, and others in the 1920s. With lectures, seminars, tutorials, and visits to places of interest in Cambridge, including Kettle’s Yard and the Wren Library.

Full price: £1,650
Discount for members of VWSGB: £1,550 (subject to availability)

Monk’s House

Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3HF

For events at Monk’s House, see the website.

We are constantly looking at new volunteering roles at Monk’s House. Do you have a particular skill we can utilise? You don’t need to be a Virginia Woolf expert as full training will be given so why not consider joining our friendly volunteer team at Monk’s House and learn new skills, meet new people and have fun? If you would like more information, please contact us on or call 01273 474 760.


Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL

For events at Charleston Farmhouse, tel. 01323 811 626 or see the website. You can shop online at the Charleston shop web page.

For a variety of literature events, please see the website of the Institute of English Studies.