President: Philip Pullman


I give you the end of a golden string,
Only wind it into a ball:
It will lead you in at Heavens gate,
Built in Jerusalem’s wall.

William Blake, Jerusalem.


The Blake Society sets out to honour and celebrate William Blake (1757-1827), engraver, poet, painter & prophet. We are a serious but not a stuffy group. The Society brings together scholars and enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals on equal terms to share our interest in Blake. We have been meeting regularly in London since 1985, with monthly speakers including scholars, artists, writers, radicals and mystics.


We hope that you will enjoy exploring these pages, which contain information about our activities, including our current projects and events programme, archives of past events, and information about Blake himself.


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The Blake Society is a Registered Charity, No 1106130