The Francis Bacon Society

The Francis Bacon Society

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The Francis Bacon Society was established in 1886 and is one of the oldest literary societies in the UK. We are a relatively small charity with 5 Trustees/Members of the Council and a Principal. We are an educational charity undertaking research into Francis Bacon, 16th century Lord Chancellor and polymath. We run regular meetings, talks and events for our members and assist with research, translations and publications including doctorates which we have funded in the past. Anyone with an interest in history and literature are helped by our Society in terms of the massive wealth of books that we own and the huge amount of knowledge and resources that we have access to.


The Society offers monthly newsletters, regular talks and lectures at the Inns of Court, historic landmarks like Canonbury Tower, Gorhambury, St Albans as well as social events incorporating theatre visits and gatherings. We offer resources and advice through email and by our online library of YouTube videos and academic papers. Our Francis Bacon Collection of books (many rare and annotated) are held at the Senate Library at The University of London and can be accessed by appointment. We are shortly to launch an online bookstore with many rare and unusual items relating to Francis Bacon and Elizabethan/Jacobean history.

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