The Origins of the Shaw Society
The Shaw Society is the only Shaw society that dates from Shaw’s lifetime. It was founded by Dr Fritz Loewenstein, a Jewish refugee from Germany in the 1930s, who, in November 1941, finally wore down Shaw’s opposition to his plan for a society to promote Shavian ideas. He called the inaugural meeting, putting back the official date of its foundation to Shaw’s 85th birthday, 26 July 1941.
Sir Michael Holroyd
HONORARY VICE – PRESIDENTS
Dame Judi Dench, Richard Digby-Day, Bonnie Greer OBE, Michael Friend, Toni Kanal, Nicholas Barter, Hayward Morse, Sam Walters, Richard Dietrich and the incumbent Mayor of Camden.
CHAIR – Maureen Clark-Darby
SECRETARY – Evelyn Ellis
TREASURER – Elaine Ridealgh-Bradshaw
WEBMASTER Cornelia Reyes
CREATIVE DIRECTOR & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER – Jonas Cemm
ACADEMIC ADVISER & EDITOR OF THE SHAVIAN Dr Anne Wright CBE
PRODUCTION EDITOR OF THE SHAVIAN & MEDIA PRODUCER Professor Emeritus Martin Wright FRSA