Beatrix Potter Symposium at Connecticut College on June 12

The Beatrix Potter Society is crossing the pond next month to host a three-day symposium at Connecticut College entitled, "Beatrix Potter in New London on the Thames River." Sponsored in conjunction with the college's Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives, the three-day program will feature talks exploring Potter's life and her relationship with the natural world, panel discussions, and an exhibition of original Beatrix Potter materials. Speakers include historian and Potter biographer Linda Lear, the Free Library of Philadelphia's art department head Karen Lightner, and the current resident of Potter's marital home Mandy Marshall, among many others.



The Roly Poly Pudding. Public Domain

Potter enthusiasts are heartily welcomed, especially since this is is the first Potter Society meeting held in the United States in five years.

Registration for the symposium is required and the deadline to register has been extended to May 31. The full cost to attend is $450, which includes on-campus lodging and all meals. A reduced rate of $370 is available for those lodging off-campus. Members of the Potter Society may also apply for funding assistance through the Jane Morse Memorial Fund

Find the application here.
For further information, contact Betsy Bray at or at (860) 752-9303