Membership in the Barbara Pym Society is open to all interested individuals. Annual memberships run from 1 April to 31 March. New memberships taken out between 1 January and 1 April will run until 31 March of the following year.

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 provide a programme of literary events and regular communications concerning the work of Barbara Pym.
  • To encourage and support publications and theses on Barbara Pym, her life and work.

Membership entitles you to:

  • Receive the Society's semi-annual newsletter Green Leaves and e-mail alerts of Society activities and other items of interest.
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting and Dinner at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford.
  • Attend the annual North American conference in Boston.
  • Participate in all other events and activities organized by the Society.


  • Individual: £20 or $30
  • Senior (60+) or Student (full-time undergraduate or post-graduate): £12 or $20
  • Family (any 2 people at the same address, who will get 1 copy of the newsletter): £27 or $40
  • Senior/Student Family (2 people at the same address, 1 copy of the newsletter): £17 or $30

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