Annual General Meetings

The 2019 Burney Society UK Annual General Meeting was held after the Roundtable discussion at the 2019 Conference in Lincoln, on Wednesday 31st July at 15.45 – 17.00.  




REVISED CONSTITUTION – as agreed at 2019 AGM


  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of last meeting (6 October 2019)
  3. Matters arising
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer Report and Membership
  6. Communications and website report
  7. Election of officers: (by show of hands)

          Hon. President – Peter Sabor

          Chair – Miriam Al Jamil

          Treasurer/ Membership Secretary – Deborah Jones

          Communications and Minutes Secretary – Trudie Messent

          Social Media and Conference 2019 – Cassie Ulph

          Bursary – Gillian Skinner

          Other Committee Members: Sophie Coulombeau, Francesca Saggini

  1. Constitution amendments
  2. Burney Society UK Bursary and talks by recipients/ Fellowship at McGill
  3. Future events: Chawton talk; 2010 visit
  4. Future conferences and AGM arrangements
  5. AOB; date and venue for AGM 2020


Recent AGM’s

The 2018 AGM was held at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London on 6 October 2018 at 2.00 p.m.

After the AGM, Joseph Morrissey gave a talk on: ‘The Pleasure and Pain of Musical Accomplishment in Frances Burney’s The Wanderer.’ 

Joseph’s new book is Women’s Domestic Activity in the Romantic-Period Novel,  1779-1820 


2018 Agenda   2018 Minutes

Joseph Morrissey’s talk 

Joseph Morrissey delivering his talk at the 2018 AGM Photo: T Messent