Annual General Meetings

2023 Annual General Meeting

The Burney Society UK Annual General Meeting

Sunday 17 September 2023

Online via Zoom from 19:00 BST

Draft Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

3. Chair report

4. Treasurer Report

5. Secretary Report

6. Research Bursary Report

7. Re-election of Officers and Committee members

              Peter Sabor – Hon. President

              Miriam Al Jamil – Chair

              Lucy- Anne Katgely – Treasurer

              Trudie Messent – Secretary & Membership

              Alison Daniell – University co-ordinator

              Francesca Saggini – Membership support liaison

             Gillian Skinner – Research Bursary co-ordinator

             Lorna Clark – Co-ordinator Burney Society of North America

             Sophie Coulombeau – Social networks

8. Proposals for additional committee members

Beth Stewart (née Elizabeth Watson) proposed for social networks

9. Conferences and Events

10. BSECS Annual Conference in person Burney panel

11. AOB

To follow the AGM there is a talk by Beth Stewart on ‘Frances Burney: Emotion, Sociability, and the Creation of Knowledge’.

The Zoom invite for the AGM will be sent to all members and invited guests on Saturday 16 September 2023.

The 24 May 2022 – 3 September 2023 Burney Society Accounts have been emailed to members. The Draft Minutes of the 2022 AGM are available to download below, under 2022 AGM. 

For queries please email


2022 Annual General Meeting

This was held on Saturday 11 June 2022, at The Foundling Museum, London WC1

2022 AGM Draft Minutes


2021 Annual General Meeting

This was held on Saturday 4 September 2021 via Zoom at 14:00 BST. After the AGM there was a talk by Professor Maurizio Ascari. 

2021 AGM Draft Minutes 



The 2020 Burney Society UK AGM was held online via Zoom on 3rd October 2020 at 14:00 (London: GMT +1). 

We are pleased to announce that the text of the brilliant talk which Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre presented after the AGM is available via the link below. The talk was on her recent BBC Radio 4 play ‘When Fanny met Germaine’. This is still available at

Sian has kindly agreed to give us access to her studio script for  ‘When Fanny met Germaine’. Please note script is strictly copyright.

2020 AGM Talk by Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre

2020 AGM Draft Minutes

Constitution Revised 2019 Amended 2020

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Previous AGMs

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

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2018 AGM

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 


Sian Ejiwunmi-Le Berre Photo: T Messent