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Committee changes for the PRS

Last week’s AGM saw a number of committee changes and we’re very pleased to announce the appointment of Katja Robinson as Editor of The Review, Michael Adams as Treasurer and Andrina Veal as Mailing Co-Ordinator. We need to say thank you to retiring committee members Barry Johnson (previously Review Editor and Secretary), Frances Buchanan (Events Officer), Celia Potts (General committee member) and Madeleine Pearce (London & Southern Group Lead) for their long and dedicated service to the Society. Thank you also to Sally-Anne Huxtable (Review Editor) and Sharon Peedell-Pandya (Secretary) as they stand down from their posts – Katya Robinson will take over as Review Editor from Spring 2019.

Events Officer post for the Pre-Raphaelite Society

Frances Buchanan will be retiring from the Events team after many years exemplary service, at the forthcoming A.G.M. (27th October 2018).

The Society would like to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking on the role of Events Officer (Joint) from November 2018. Working alongside Chimaine Ross, the main duties will include the origination of event ideas; liaison with speakers and galleries; drafting event notices; liaison with coach and lecture venue providers; providing updates for website and social media outlets; managing an event; use of Eventbrite booking system; receiving and banking payments from members; etc. Ideally the Events Officer (Joint) would be able to attend the five committee meetings plus the A.G.M. held in Birmingham each year. As one of the Society’s honorary officers, this post attracts a free subscription, and expenses such as stationery and postage will be reimbursed.

To make an enquiry or to discuss the duties more fully, please contact:

Chimaine Ross by email: eventsprsoc@gmail.com

Applications including curriculum vitae by email: patriciao_connor@yahoo.co.uk

Secretary post for the Pre-Raphaelite Society

Sharon Peedell-Pandya will be standing down as Secretary at the forthcoming A.G.M. (27th October 2018).

The Society would like to hear from anyone who might be interested in taking on the role of Secretary from November 2018. The main duties are to attend the five committee meetings held in Birmingham each year, and also the A.G.M.; to circulate agendas for these meetings; and to prepare the Minutes of Committee meetings and the report of the A.G.M. The Secretary deals with internal and external correspondence; and there are also a few other administrative duties, including annual report filing with the Charity Commission. As one of the Society’s honorary officers, the Secretary has a free subscription, and expenses such as stationery and postage are reimbursed.

To make an enquiry or to discuss the duties more fully, please contact:

Patricia O’Connor by email: patriciao_connor@yahoo.co.uk

Applications including curriculum vitae by email: patriciao_connor@yahoo.co.uk

Thank you to PRS members

The Committee of the Pre-Raphaelite Society would like to thank everyone who has renewed their membership in 2018. We would like to express a special thank you to all those members who included donations with their annual membership subscription renewal remittance.

Special PRS Membership Offer – 15 months for the price of 12 months!

The much anticipated, Edward Burne-Jones exhibition will feature at Tate Britain this Autumn and in celebration of this important event, the Pre-Raphaelite Society is offering new members the opportunity to take up an extended offer membership period at a much reduced price – you can buy 15 months membership for the price of 12 months. If you join the PRS between 1st October and 31st December 2018, you will receive four copies of the Review journal plus an initial welcome-pack copy – making a total of five Reviews for the price of three, along with our PRSUS Newsletter, numerous book offers, exhibition details and invitations to an excellent series of lectures and visits. Membership can be taken out for as little as £13 per annum, for UK subscribers, and $45 for US subscribers.

To join the Society simply visit our website   https://pre-raphaelitesociety.org/membership-donations/

or to request a membership joining form email   membershipprsoc@gmail.com

Sad news for the Society

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of our President, The Very Reverend Peter Berry, on Friday 25th May. Peter Berry held a Canon Residentiary at Coventry Cathedral and was Provost of Birmingham Cathedral for 13 years. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Society on 26th October 1988.

 

Members’ personal data

One of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law came into effect on 25 May 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation, also known as GDPR, means that you have more control over how your data is used. It ensures that organisations protect your personal data more effectively. To reflect these changes and new obligations, we’ve produced a privacy notice which now tells you what we do with your personal data, how it’s used and your rights as an individual under the new law. The privacy notice (Data Protection Policy) is available here or contact us by email: membershipprsoc@gmail.com and we’ll send you a copy.

PRS Poetry Prize Competition 2018

Rules for Entry

1st Prize: £50

The three winning poems will be published in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Review, along with two Commended poems.

General

  • Entry is open to all writers of any nationality, aged 18 years and over.
  • The competition will be judged by the PRS Vice-President Dr Serena Trowbridge; and by the Society’s Poet‑in‑Residence, Sarah Doyle. All entries will be seen by both judges.
  • Poems may be in any style, but must be written in English.
  • Poems must in some way reflect an aspect (or aspects) of the lives or works of the Pre‑Raphaelite Brotherhood or their broader circle.
  • Every poem should be accompanied by a brief (maximum 100 words) explanation of how the poem relates to the Pre-Raphaelites.
  • Poems must be typed/printed on A4 paper; hand-written entries are not permitted.
  • The maximum length for each poem is 100 lines.
  • The closing date for the competition is 31st December 2018.
  • A maximum of three poems per entrant may be submitted.
  • Entry is £2 per poem, or £5 for the maximum of three poems

Eligibility

  • Poems must be the entrant’s own work.
  • Poems may not have been previously published – in print, electronically or online; nor broadcast via any means (including podcasting); nor exhibited in a public place.
  • Poems should not be submitted for consideration elsewhere during the competition and during the subsequent period of adjudication.
  • Winning poems should not be submitted for publication elsewhere prior to appearing in the Review.
  • Poems may not have won a prize in previous competitions.
  • Poems may not be withdrawn or altered once submitted into the competition.

How to Enter

  • No identifying marks should appear on the poem/s or on accompanying explanation/s.
  • On a SEPARATE sheet of paper, please include your name, address, telephone number, email address and the name/s of your poems.
  • Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Pre-Raphaelite Society’.
  • Please send TWO COPIES of your poem/s and explanation/s, along with the entrance fee, and one copy of your personal details to:
    The Competition Secretary, 21 Shaw Lane, Stoke Prior, Worcestershire B60 4DP
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • Entry into the competition implies an understanding and acceptance of the Rules of Entry.

John Pickard Essay Competition 2018

You are invited to enter a monograph of not more than 2000 words for The John Pickard Essay Prize. The monograph may be on any individual related to the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

The winner will receive £100 prize and publication in the Spring 2019 Review and subsequently the essays of runners-up may also be published. The final decision will be made by the Committee of the Pre-Raphaelite Society.

Entries are to be received by 31st December 2018, and may be emailed to Sally-Anne Huxtable (editorprsoc@gmail.com).