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.


We always welcome new members, and subscribers to our monthly email newsletter.


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Visit our YouTube Channel which includes recordings of our events and readings of Blake’s works by members of the Society.

The Blake Society is a Registered Charity, No 1106130.

If you have questions about membership, or the Society in general, you are most welcome to contact us:

The Blake Society
St James’s Church
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL

Tel: 020 7495 5654

To email the Society, please add one of the following prefixes to the suffix @blakesociety.org :

for Membership enquiries

for Donations, Grants and Financial Enquiries

for the Editor of the Blake Journal (please note that the journal has a long lead-in time so please do not send information about forthcoming events to this address)

for announcements or press releases that might be of interest to our members (for circulation via our e-bulletin and facebook page)

for submission of reviews for our website of films, concerts, lectures, books etc that celebrate Blake

for suggestions or proposals for future lectures, visits, speakers, topics, conferences or antinomian activities for the Blake Society (if you are organising your own event which may be of interest to our members, please email “news,” not “events”)

for impossible questions about William Blake (please first consult the resources in “About Blake” and staff at your school or university, if relevant, and bear in mind that impossible questions may take an impossible amount of time to answer)