Bristol & Clifton Dickens Society

Branch number 124 of the Dickens Fellowship

The Society was founded on the 4th of April 1902 and is the oldest Dickensian organisation in the world.  Membership is open to anyone interested in Charles Dickens and his works. The Society is an autonomous branch of the Dickens Fellowship.

On the following pages you will find information on our extensive meetings programmes, on how to become a member of our Society and, via the Newsletters we used to publish, a lot about how we function and how we relate to The Dickens Felowship in London, its extensive satalite Felowships throughout the world and its annual Dickens Conference, which our Society last hosted in 2015.


We support THE JULIAN TRUST whose ethos of working for the Homeless in Bristol is so close to Dickens‘ concerns for the poor.

"I remember how I thought of all the solitary places under the night sky where I had slept, and how I prayed that I never might be houseless any more, and might never forget the houseless."

David Copperfield Chapter 13