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 Eric Robinson
Edward Storey
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 – Norman Lee
Hon Membership Secretary – Dr Robert Heyes
Publications and Merchandise Officers – Mavis and Peter Leverington
Newsletter Editor – Dr Stephen Sullivan
Publicity Officers – Ann Marshall and Norman Lee
Archivist – Dr Sam Ward
Cottage Trust and Society Liaison Officer – David Dykes

Committee Members
Noel Crack
Linda Curry
Anna Kinnaird
Erin Lafford