The Folklore Society

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The Folklore Society (FLS) is a UK charity dedicated to the study of folklore and traditional culture.

Established in 1878 and based in London, the Folklore Society studies all aspects of folklore and popular religion, including music, arts and crafts, folk medicine, children’s folklore and food. Its library and archives, held at University College London, comprises around 12,000 texts on British and global folklore. The Folklore Society has published the academic journal Folklore since 1890, and has also published a variety of books. The FLS website provides resources including articles, podcasts and selected journal entries. FLS also hosts regular talks from academics on different folklore-related topics (note: all events are online at the time of writing).

How You Can Help

Time: less than five minutes

While the Folklore Society does not accept volunteers, you can get involved with the society via donations or membership (see below) or interact with its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

Cost: various, typically between £5 and £50

Donate to the Folklore Society online, or become a member of the society (annual subscription fees, which include a subscription to the Folklore journal, range from £28 to £50). The society charges a small fee to attend its academic talks (£5 for non-members, with concessions for members).

Location: London, UK

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(This information was updated 07/03/22 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)


Published by Francesca

Author • Founder and Managing Director of the Do Something Directory • Still can't believe MCR reunited.

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