The Barbara Pym Society was founded 15 April 1994, following a literary weekend exploring the work of Barbara Pym, which was held at St. Hilda's College, Oxford University, in 1993. Pym entered St. Hilda's College as an undergraduate in 1931 and took her B.A. degree in English Language and Literature in 1934. The Society is administered through the College, and holds its Annual General Meeting (AGM) there every September. In addition, the Barbara Pym Society holds a spring meeting in London and the annual North American Conference is held in late March in Cambridge, Mass. Green Leaves, the Society's newsletter, is published twice yearly.

The aims of the Society are to foster the appreciation and wider knowledge of the life and works of Barbara Pym; to secure the preservation of the manuscripts, letters and memorabilia of Barbara Pym in conjunction with the Bodleian Library; to encourage and support publications and theses on Barbara Pym, her life and work; and to provide a programme of literary events and regular communications concerning the work of Barbara Pym.

If you're interested in becoming a member, please complete the appropriate membership form (North America or U.K. and elsewhere). Membership entitles you to receive Green Leaves twice yearly, attend the Annual General Meeting and Dinner at St. Hilda's College, and participate in all other events and activities organized by the Society.

Contact Information

The Barbara Pym Society

U.K. membership inquiries

U.S. and other non-U.K. residents, contact Tom Sopko, North American Organizer

Newsletter Editor:
Roise Little,

Mailing Address:
The Barbara Pym Society
c/o Eileen Roberts, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY, U.K.