The Biographers’ Club has now been granted charitable status. This is excellent news for the future development of the Club… it will mean that we can attract charitable grants and research grants, and fundraise to create endowments for our prizes, sponsor free events and worskshops.

The Club will also be eligible for Gift Aid (an extra 28p in the pound from the government on top of payments to the Club). This will enable us to extend the range of our activities and venues, and provide subsidies for students.

Achieving charitable status would not have happened without the hard work and negotiating skills of our former secretary and treasurer, Susan Ronald. We are all extremely grateful to her.