A Beatrix Potter Symposium

Join us in the U.S.A. for a special exhibit, great speakers, lively panel discussions, and the camaraderie of Potter enthusiasts!

LOCATION: Connecticut College, a private liberal arts college in New London, Connecticut. The facilities to be used are handicap accessible, but short walks are required between buildings. Parking is readily available.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Friday, June 9 – Late afternoon check-in, opening reception, and viewing of the exhibit, followed by dinner.

Saturday, June 10: Opening Keynote and Panel Presentations –
  • Author Linda Lear will open the Symposium with a keynote address focused on the connection between her research for Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature, and the development of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives at Connecticut College.
  • Ben Panciera, Director of Special Collections for the Lear Center, will be joined by Libby Joy, Editor of the Beatrix Potter Society’s Journal & Newsletter, and Michele Pacifico, Archival Facilities Consultant. They will describe their roles as Linda’s invaluable ‘silent partners.’
  • American panelists will discuss the diversity of Potter biographies and her North American friends.
  • Selwyn Goodacre, expert collector of Potter material, will share information on museums and universities worldwide that house her originals and how we can gain access.
  • Dinner keynote speaker Mandy Marshall, Blue Badge Guide and current resident of Castle Cottage will offer us an insider’s view of ‘Life at Castle Cottage.’

    Sunday, June 11: Roundtables, Panels, and Society News - Activities will adjourn at 11:30 a.m.

  • June 9-11, 2017
    Connecticut College
    New London, CT
    [Registration Form]