The Great Shakespeare Debate
Sep 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm
The Great Shakespeare Debate

Did William Shakespeare from Stratford really write the Shakespeare canon? The ‘how to: Academy’ organise a debate on 21 September in London, with Alexander Waugh and Sir Jonathan Bate.

Please note that the venue has been changed. The debate will be held at:

Emmanuel Centre
9-23 Marsham St.
London SW1P 3DW

September meeting, DVS, London @ Hotel Amba Marble Arch
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Preliminary Programme*

The De Vere Society Autumn Meeting
30 September 2017, 10.00 – 17.00

Price £ 40, lunch, tea and coffee included.

Venue: Amba Hotel Marble Arch
Bryanston Street
Marylebone, London W1H 7EH


From the programme:

Oliver Kinsey: ‘The evidence of John Hall – (1) Polimanteia (1595) and
(2) Michael Drayton Esq. (1563-1631)’
Alexander Waugh: ‘Hiding the Truth of Shakespeare’s Grave (part 2).’
Heward Wilkinson: ‘Detective Inspector Hamlet’

        Kevin Gilvary: ‘The State of the Authorship Questions,’ followed by a panel         discussion about the “Great Shakespeare Debate.”

        …and there will be more.

*) Topics, speakers and/or times may be subject to change without any prior notice.

‘What’s the New News at the New Court?’ The Shakespearean Authorship Trust @ The Globe Theatre
Oct 29 @ 10:45 am – 5:00 pm

The Shakespearean Authorship Trust, in collaboration with Brunel University, presents ‘What’s the New News at the New Court?’: Developments in the Authorship Question

  • John Casson (Neville) – A Scientific Approach to the Shakespeare Authorship Question
  • Ros Barber (Marlowe) – Stylometry: Hard Evidence or Pseudo-Science?
  • Simon Miles (Bacon) – Francis Bacon and The Phoenix and the Turtle
  • Alexander Waugh (Oxford) – Shakespeare’ Grave Problem Part 2
  • Panel Forum and Q&A.


DVS Annual General Meeting @ Amba Hotel Marble Arch
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The De Vere Society Annual General Meeting

21 April 2018, 10.00 – 17.00

Amba Hotel Marble Arch,
Bryanston Street
Marylebone, London W1H 7EH


From the programme;

Julia Cleave: “The Bassano Frescoes Re-visited.”

Kevin Gilvary: “20 years: looking back, looking forward.”

David Shakespeare: “The Pregnancy Portrait – taking a closer look at the painting.”

Alexander Waugh: “Contemporary Allusions to Shakespeare – a key to unlocking the authorship mystery.”



Shakespeare within the Abbey @ Westminster Abbey
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – Apr 28 @ 8:30 pm

All Shakespeare lovers are in for a treat,

On April 26 through 28, Mark Rylance and 23 of his actor friends are returning to Westminster Abbey to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday. Currently sold out, but the Globe urges the interested to check back in case more tickets become available.  

All Places that the Eye of Heaven Visits is a collection of fleeting and intimate encounters with Shakespeare’s drama, poetry and song beneath the soaring ribs of London’s tremendous Westminster Abbey.

Sonnet Walks / Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – Apr 29 @ 1:30 pm

A walk through Shakespeare’s London brought alive by actors. You will hear Shakespeare’s most compelling and inspiring speeches and some of the most exquisite Elizabethan love poetry in his sonnets. This marriage of our contemporary landscape and London’s hidden past leads you through evocative and historic buildings and streets familiar to Shakespeare. These walks through Westminster and the City to the Globe, conceived by Mark Rylance, have taken place annually in April for over 25 years.