The Dorothy L. Sayers Society was formed in 1976. It promotes the study of the life and work of Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), who was a writer, scholar, poet, playwright and lay theologian. The Society encourages the performance of Sayers’ plays and the publication of texts by her and about her work and life. The Society also maintains an extensive archive, preserving original material, providing information and assistance for researchers and devotees.
The Society organises events to celebrate the life and work of Sayers throughout each year and encourages the study and discussion of Sayers’ works. Central to the Society are its members and their enduring enthusiasm for Sayers. Members come from all walks of life and from across the globe. It is a truly international society.
The Society holds an annual convention and publishes its proceedings, along with its journal, Sidelights on Sayers, as well as a bi-monthly Bulletin, occasional papers and other texts.
The Society is a registered charity and provides support for early career actors, young musicians and bell ringers. In 2016, the Society introduced The Norah Lambourne Design Award in collaboration with the Royal Opera House for apprentices involved in stage design.
The Society welcomes everyone with an interest in Dorothy L. Sayers and her works.