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"I have always had grave suspicions that the basis of all literary cliques is a morbid love of meat teas.
That makes them sadly uncivilised." - Oscar Wilde
Oscar said that in an interview for The Sketch. However, at the Oscar Wilde Society we believe that we have never
been regarded as a 'clique' and at none of our events, which are invariably the most civilised of occasions, has a
meat tea ever been served. Indeed, many of our members are glad to say that they have never seen a meat tea.
Founded in 1990, The Oscar Wilde Society is a literary society devoted to the congenial appreciation of Oscar Wilde.
It is a non-profit making organisation which aims to promote knowledge, appreciation and study of Wilde's life, personality, and works.
It organises lectures, readings, and discussions about Wilde and his works, and visits to places associated with him.
The Society's Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies, "The Wildean", is published twice a year. The illustrated Newsletter Journal "Intentions" is published six times a year.
WILDE IN THE THEATRE
Some idea of the lasting appeal of Oscar Wilde can be obtained from the number of productions of his works and plays about his life. Click here for a collection of programmes of these performances, including the archive of Neil Titley's one man show Work is the Curse of the Drinking Classes, which has toured the world for many years.
The Society has issued the first edition of a hitherto unpublished work by Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde: The Women of Homer, edited by Thomas Wright and Donald Mead, was published by the Oscar Wilde Society in 2008 in a cloth bound hardback illustrated edition. Full details and a purchase form are on the Publications page.
"This book is a wonderful contribution both to Homeric and to Wildean studies".
Please take a look around for information on Oscar Wilde and The Oscar Wilde Society. You can also find out about our
forthcoming events and discover how you can join the Society.
To view a copy of the Society's Constitution, please click here.