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Poetry competition - win £100

We are delighted to announce our next poetry-writing competition to be judged by our resident poet, Dorothy Pope.  The competition is open to all and entry is free.  Each entrant may submit two poems not previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere.  Please... read more »

Obituary: Mike Plumbe FCA FBCS 1931-2023

Obituary: Mike Plumbe FCA FBCS 1931-2023

Bernard Lamb, the Society’s President, writes: It is with great sadness that we record the death of QES member Michael Plumbe, sometime Chairman and until his death a Vice-President of The Queen’s English Society. Michael Plumbe... read more »


  We are pleased to announce the results of our September 2023 poetry competition.     JUDGE’S REPORT   RESULTS FOR THE POETRY COMPETITION... read more »

Facebook launch

In 2022, the Queen’s English Society celebrated its 50th anniversary and half a century of promoting clear and elegant expression of the English language. As we enter our sixth decade, we are delighted to have launched our updated Facebook page on which... read more »

The Society's name: The Queen's English Society

'The King’s English’ or ‘The Queen’s English’ is a colloquial term that, in common parlance, denotes ‘standard’ or ‘correct’ English; its use is metaphorical, not signifying any literal proprietorship by the monarch. Indeed, the English... read more »