The Blake Society honours and celebrates William Blake (1757-1827), engraver, poet, painter & prophet. We are a serious but not a stuffy group. We bring together scholars and enthusiasts, amateurs and professionals on equal terms; and have been meeting regularly in London since 1985.
In November 2013, the Ministry of Justice introduced a blanket ban on loved ones sending in books and other essentials, such as underwear, to prisoners. This was part of a crackdown on what ministers have described as prisoners perks and privileges.
The Howard League for Penal Reform belives that books and essentials such as underwear should not be seen as perks or privileges. Reading books goes hand in hand with rehabilitation, with humanity.