Poetry Competition - Win £100
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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... read more »


We are delighted to announce the winner and runner up of our first poetry competition, judged by our resident poet, Dorothy Pope.    The theme was 'School'.  The winner was Finola Scott, with her poem 'Everyday Treasure'.  Finola wins the prize of £100.  The... 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 Annual General Meeting 2023

The Annual General Meeting 2023 will place on Tuesday 26 September 2023 at 7pm BST at the Medical Society of London, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, about seven minutes' walk from Oxford Circus Tube Station.  The meeting will also be accessible... read more »

The Society's Golden Jubilee Book

To celebrate its Golden Jubilee, the Society has published its Golden Jubilee Book - a 240-page volume recounting the Society's history since its foundation in 1972,.  The publication of this handsome volume, written by the Society's President Dr Bernard Lamb and Secretary Michael Gorman,... 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 »

Excellent English Prize 2022

The results of the Society's Prize for Excellent English 2022 were announced at the Annual General Meeting on 30 September 2022. The joint winners were: Kathy Lette for Dear daughter, you can take me away any time…. The Sunday Telegraph Travel Section, 14 March 2021 Roger Lewis... read more »