Stanley Wells Receives Honorary Title from BSA

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust’s Stanley Wells receives honorary title from the British Shakespeare Association

25 November 2013

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the charity which promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times, is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Stanley Wells as Honorary Fellowof the British Shakespeare Association. The fellowship recognises the contribution that Professor Wells, who is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, has made to the legacy of Shakespeare.

To celebrate the award, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be hosting a special event on 30 November at the Shakespeare Centre. Talks will be provided by a whole host of top Shakespearian experts including Professor Carol Rutter from Warwick University and Chair of Shakespeare Studies and Fellow, Ewan Fernie from the Shakespeare Institute. Tickets for the BSA Fellowship Day, organised by the charity cost £5, with money going towards covering the cost of the event.

Paul Edmondson, Head of Research and Knowledge at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said: “Professor Wells has helped to enrich the knowledge and love of Shakespeare for students and enthusiasts all over the world. We are delighted to be hosting a special celebratory event to mark his dedication and hard work, and hope people will come along and mark this milestone occasion.”



Notes to editors:

Press release date:  25 November 2013

For more information please contact Press and Public Affairs Officer Nurinder Mantell on 01789 207136.


BSA Fellowship Day starts at 10am at the Shakespeare Centre in Henley Street. To book your place, email or just turn up on the door.

Picture caption: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Honorary President, Professor Stanley Wells, who is being honoured by the British Shakespeare Association at a special reception on Saturday.

Professor Stanley Wells is a Life Trustee of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is author to a number of renowned books including Shakespeare Sex and Love. He also edits the Oxford and Penguin Shakespeares Click hereto read his profile.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times all over the world. The charity runs formal and informal educational programmes for people of all ages. It holds the world’s largest Shakespeare-related museum and archives open free to the public, a collection which is designated as being of international importance. The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust receives no public subsidy or direct government funding; it depends on income generated through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and Friends.