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Prof. William Gray

We are very sad to hear of the death on 8 April of Professor Bill Gray, founder of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction (formerly Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy), University of Chichester, and send our condolences to his family and former colleagues.

MA in Folklore Studies at the University of Hertfordshire

Exciting news for anyone wanting to turn their interest in folklore into an academic qualification: the University of Hertfordshire are now offering a Folklore Studies MA, which will run both part-time and full-time. For further details on the programme of study and how to apply, please see: https://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/ma-folklore-studies

Book Sale 27 February

We’re having another sale of second hand books, at very cheap prices, plus back issues of our journal Folklore from 1976 to 2013 (with some gaps) and remaining back stocks of FLS Books @£1.00 each. Wednesday 27 February, 17:00–19:45 at The Warburg Institute, in the Common Room. Email us at thefolkloresociety @gmail.com to let us know you’re...

The Katharine Briggs Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that the winner of this year’s Katharine Briggs Award is: Martin Graebe, for his book As I Walked Out: Sabine Baring-Gould and the Search for the Folk Songs of Devon and Cornwall (Signal Books). The Runner-up is:  David Atkinson, The Ballad and its Pasts: Literary Histories and the Play of...

FLS News, the newsletter of the Folklore Society: Call for Contributions

Dr Jacqueline Simpson, editor FLS News would like to encourage more people to contribute short pieces for publication in our newsletter, which is sent to members of The Folklore Society three times a year. She is especially interested in receiving items on folklore from social media and the web (provided there are no copyright issues)....

Book Sale: second hand folklore books and back issues of ‘Folklore’

The book sale will take place on Wednesday 11 April 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB Lots of second hand folklore books, at bargain prices back stocks of some of our Folklore Society publications, also at bargain prices back issues of our journal ‘Folklore’ from 1976 onwards (£1.00 per...

Katharine Briggs Award 2017

We congratulate Christopher Josiffe as winner of our Katharine Briggs Award 2017 for his book Gef! The Strange Tale of an Extra-Special Talking Mongoose, published by Strange Attractor. The runner up was Dimitra Fimi, Celtic Myth in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy (Palgrave) Thank you to all the authors and publishers who entered their books for this year’s award. Here below are The Katharine...