Portrait of George Borrow

Recent and Forthcoming Events

Note that we’re listing not only events put on by the George Borrow Society, but a pick of others that may be of interest to Borrovians.  If you’re interested in any of them please follow the links to get more details.  Members of the Society who are aware of suitable events should email David so they can be added.

With Covid no physical events are taking place in the UK at the moment.  If you’d like to “hang out” with Borrovians online, there’s our Facebook group, and there’s lots of Borrovian material online if you’d like something to read.  See our page on free books and also related sites.


June 2021

Due to Covid-19 we are not currently running events and don’t think any events will be organised in for this year.

A St. Mary the Boltons research note

February 2021

A general news catch-up is available.

Join in the Zoom meetings

January 2021: Borrow’s relations

After a few queries some information and sources on George Borrow’s relations and ancestors is now available

December 2020: Christmas Newsletter

Our Christmas 2020 was sent to members.

November 2020: Newsletter

Our November 2020 newsletter was sent to members.

Join a friendly international group on Zoom to discuss a short section of George Borrow’s Wild Wales, about a journey Borrow made in the 1850s.  Tuesday, November 10 (7 pm UK, 2 pm US East, 11 am US West). Discussion will centre on chapters 6–9, beginning in Llangollen. Register at Zoom. See links and electronic editions listed at our website.

October 2020: Zoom and Wild Wales

Our member Catherine is going to put on a Zoom event on Wild Wales which everyone is welcome to join.

June 2020: May 2020 newsletter

Our May 2020 newsletter has been sent to members, plus the answers to the picture competition.

May 2020

Oops, had forgotten to make Mary’s account book for Shrewsbury available.

A newsletter for May/June is being produced, email David Price if you’d like to contribute.

A rare Borrovian book by George Bickers is now available.

February 2020: Newsletter

Our February 2020 newsletter.