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Meet the President Event

We are delighted to invite you to an event to meet the new Thomas Paine Society President, Rt Hon Norman Baker MP. 

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th December at the MacMillan Room in Portcullis House, Bridge St, Westminster, London, SW1A 2LW from 6.30pm until 8pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

Committee member Paul Myles will be discussing  the Whig influence on Thomas Paine from his doctoral research at the University of St Andrews.

There also will be a 15 minute reading of Dr Mike Turners’ Mummers Play about Thomas Paine.

We hope you will be able to join us for this event and if you wish to attend please email the names of those attending to the Secretary, Mr David Ward davidglward@hotmail.com so that you can be added to the attendance list for security purposes.

Places will be limited, so please register your attendance early so as not to be disappointed.

Please allow 15 minutes prior to the start to get through security and photo ID, whilst not mandatory is advised, especially if there is a heightened security on the day.  Please bring a copy of this invitation to minimise any inconvenience.

We look forward to seeing you.


The Thomas Paine Society Committee


The society came into being as a direct consequence of the controversy in Thetford, Paine's birthplace, in 1963 following the offer of a statue of the town’s most famous citizen.

The Society’s objectives are:

“To promote the recognition of Thomas Paine’s contribution to the cause of freedom, and to spread a knowledge of his work and activities with a view to encouraging the growth of a similar spirit of constructive criticism in every aspect of public life”



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