The international GWM Reynolds Society exists to promote the study and enjoyment of the work of GWM Reynolds. Best-selling fiction writer and rival to Charles Dickens, Chartist, radical, newspaper editor, and entrepreneur, Reynolds was famous (or perhaps infamous) in his day, as list-members will know. Although he is less well known now, his reputation has been growing for some time. Emerging out of a collaboration between the University of Roehampton, London, UK, and DePaul University, Chicago, US, the Reynolds Society aims to bring Reynolds even more to the attention of the wider public and scholarly community.
Initially, the Reynolds Society will facilitate connections between those reading and studying Reynolds, through its database of scholars and experts, and the blog. In the future, this activity may lead to events and collaborations such as the 2014 bicentenary event ‘Remarkable Reynolds’, held in London at Westminster Archives Centre.
Last modified 20 October 2018