John Clare Society website

to promote a wider and deeper knowledge of the poet, John Clare

Officers of the Society

Richard Mabey and the Bishop of Peterborough

Carry Akroyd

Past President
Ronald Blythe

Vice Presidents
Prof Kelsey Thornton
Rodney Lines
Prof John Goodridge

Committee Officers

Chair – Dr Valerie Pedlar (
Vice Chair and Journal Editor – Prof Simon Kovesi
Hon Secretary, and Festival Coordinator – Sue Holgate
Hon Treasurer – Linda J Curry
Hon Membership Secretary – Dr Robert Heyes
Publications and Merchandise Officer – David Smith
Newsletter Editor – Dr Stephen Sullivan
Publicity Officer – Ann Marshall
Archivist – Dr Sam Ward
Cottage Trust and Society Liaison Officer – David Dykes

Committee Members
Noel Crack
Anna Kinnaird
Dr Erin Lafford