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6th World Vegetarian Congress 1926

London, England

Pre-Congress Notices

From the Vegetarian Messenger (Manchester):

International Congress in London.
The International Vegetarian Union will hold its sixth Congress in London, from the 26th, to the 30th of May. Conferences and Public Meetings will be held in the Central Hall, Westminster, on the 20th, 27th, 28th, of May. The Vegetarian Society and the London Vegetarian Society are responsible for the arrangements and join in a warm invitation to Vegetarian Societies in foreign countries to appoint delegates to attend the Congress.

An invitation to be represented at the Congress is also extended to all Societies affiliated with either the Vegetarian Society or the London Vegetarian Society. It is of course understood that only accredited representatives of National Societies will have power to vote at the Business Meeting.

The Secretary will endeavour to obtain suitable accommodation for friends who let him know of their intention to be present at the Conference.

The aim of the Congress will be to demonstrate that Vegetarianism is a World Movement, that its universal adoption would result in greatly improved conditions in all countries and hasten the progress towards a World Brotherhood,

Full particulars may be obtained from Miss M. J. C. Ortt (Sec-retary of the International Vegetarian Union), Haagweg 71, Delft Holland ; Mr. Frank Wyatt (Secretary of the London Vegetarian Society),8 John Street, Adelphi, London, W. C. 2. ; or Mr. James Hough (Secretary of the Vegetarian Society), 30 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme, Manchester.

From The Vegetarian News (London), March 1926:

The joint committee of the Vegetarian Society and the London Vegetarian Society met in London on February 12th to consider yet further the arrangements for the International Vegetarian Congress to be held in London from May 26th to 30th. Nine meetings in all will be held at Central Hall, Westminster, and the help of the Vegetarian Social Club has been requisitioned in carrying through the social programme also entailed. Full particulars of the Congress will be announced later, but meanwhile the secretary of the Society will be glad to hear from any members or others who may be willing to entertain delegates from May 25th to 31st.

From The Vegetarian News (London), May 1926:

INTERNATIONAL VEGETARIAN CONGRESS.
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.

The International Vegetarian Union will hold its sixth Congress in London from May 26th to 30th. Conferences and public meetings will he held at Central Hall, Westminster, on May 26th, 27th, 28th. The Vegetarian Society and the London Vegetarian Society (both of which are in affiliation with the International Vegetarian Union) are jointly responsible for the arrangements. An invitation to be represented at the Congress is extended to all societies affiliated with either the Vegetarian Society or the London Vegetarian Society, but it is, of course, understood that only accredited representatives of national societies will have power to vote at the Business Meeting.

The various sessions of the Congress will be open free to the general public, and it need hardly be added that vegetarians are specially invited to attend. The engagements at Central Hall will also include a Banquet on Wednesday evening, May 26th (tickets 10/6 each), and a Conversazione on Thursday evening, May 27th (tickets 1/6 each). Among those who have accepted invitations to the Banqnet on May 26th are Sir William Arbuthnot Lane and Lady Arbuthnot Lane, and it is hoped that Dr. M. Hindhede (Copenhagen) will also be able to attend. The president of the Congress is Mr. Ernest Bell, M.A., and the Duchess of Hamilton and Brandon has kindly consented to take the chair at the Public Meeting on Friday evening, May 28th. The Vegetarian Social Club is collaborating in the social arrangements, and a Dance (tickets, 3/- each) will take place at Caxton Hall, Westminster, on Saturday evening, May 29th. The official programme closes with a motor drive in Buckinghamshire for delegates and others on Sunday, May 30th.

A detailed programme of the Congress is being sent to all members of the London Vegetarian Society, and also to all members and associates of the Vegetarian Society resident in the London area. Additional copies can be obtained, free on request, from the Secretary of the Vegetarian Society, 39, Wilmslow Rpad, Rusholme, Manchester ; or from the Secretary of the London Vegetarian Society, 8, John Street, Adelphi, London, W.C.2.

The Secrctary of the London Vegetarian Society wi1 be glad to receive, from members of the Society and others, offers of hospitality for delegates attending the Congress.