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First, book your place at the event by emailing as instructed below.

Next, pay for the event by online banking, PayPal or cheque (sterling only).

1) For online payments, please use the following details.
Bank: Santander
Account Name: Virginia Woolf Society GB
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3) Or make out a cheque to ‘Virginia Woolf Society’ and post it to: Ian Griffiths, 110 Kenley Road, Merton Park, London, SW19 3DS

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Society events (members only)

‘Virginia Woolf and St Ives’, Autumn Conference – NOTE DATE CHANGE

Thursday 7–Sunday 10 October 2021
Porthmeor Studios, Back Road West, St Ives, TR26 1NG

Speakers: Emeritus Professor Maggie Humm, Dr Claire Nicholson, Dr Marion Dell, Janet Axten MA St Ives Archivist, Sarah Latham Phillips MA.

Talks on To the Lighthouse, Virginia in St Ives, Julia Stephen, St Ives artists and writers, and St Ives local history. Visits to the Tate, Talland House garden and Zennor. Two dinners will be booked in St Ives, with lunch and refreshments provided during the day.

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


Society events open to non-members

Virginia Woolf and Her Early Short Stories – NOTE DATE CHANGE

Saturday 10 April 2021, 10.30am–4.30pm
Oriental Club, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

One-day conference, a centenary celebration of the publication of Monday or Tuesday. Incorporating the Annual General Meeting (which VWSGB members are welcome to attend free of charge).

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.
NOTE: If you paid for the 2020 date but are unable to attend this one, please contact Sarah Latham Phillips (, with full details of your name and postal address, to arrange a cheque refund.


Saturday 19 June 2021
Due to changing circumstances, we are unable to be specific about this event, but we will be celebrating in one way or another! Please keep an eye on this page for updates.


Online events

The Voyage Out Online Study Session

Saturday 24 October 2020, 6–8pm BST / 7–9pm CEST
The Voyage Out: Packing for the Journey, with Alison Hennegan, retired Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge. A Literature Cambridge online study session via Zoom.
Virginia Woolf already had more than a decade of published work behind her when The Voyage Out appeared in 1915. But this was Woolf’s first venture into fiction, and the journey out had been hard, with false starts and rejected versions. This lecture considers what Woolf decided to ‘pack’ for her literary ‘maiden voyage’ – the ideas, values, authors, and books that had influenced her – and what to leave behind.

£26 full price
£22 students and CAMcard holders


Other events

Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel (musical 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. Lucy Stevens has recently released Ethel Smyth’s songs on Somm Recordings. For further information, see

October 2020
Saturday 24 – Bloomsbury Festival 7pm Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1
Sunday 25 – Bloomsbury Festival 7pm Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1

November 2020
Friday 13 – London Song Festival, Hinde Street Methodist Church, London W1U 2QJ

February 2021
Tuesday 9 – Theatre Royal Winchester, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
Wednesday 24 – Dorchester Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorset DT1 1HF
Thursday 25 – Lighthouse 21 Kingsland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG

March 2021
Monday 1 – Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth LN11
Tuesday 2 – The Guildhall Arts Center, St Peter’s Hill, Grantham NG31
Saturday 6 – Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Stapleford, Cambridge CB22 5BP
Thursday 11 – London School of Economics, The Shaw Library, Houghton Street, London WC2A

April 2021
Thursday 22 – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8YU

July 2021
Thursday 15 – Deal Music Arts Festival 2021 East Kent

August 2021
Wednesday 4 – Church Stretton Arts Festival, Shropshire

‘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


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.