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On January 1, 1959, the previously separate journals of the two main British Vegetarian Societies (based in London and Manchester) were combined into 'The Brtish Vegetarian'. It was published bi-monthly until the July/August 1971 issue.
Meanwhile, in 1969, the two societies had merged. From September 1971 the journal was converted into a large format newspaper simply called 'The Vegetarian'.
Copies of all issues of The British Vegetarian are held by The Vegetarian Society UK in bound annual volumes. No complete scans are available but these are some extracts, mostly relating to IVU Congresses. From 1960 to 1967 The British Vegetarian also served as the official IVU journal.
- Jan/Feb: Pre-Congress Notice - for the IVU World Vegetarian Congress in Barcelona, Spain. 1963.
- Sep/Oct: Front Cover of the Congress Special edition of The British Vegetarian, see right. All items below from the Sep/Oct issue:
- President's Message
- Memorandum to FAO
Some of the Delegates' Reports given at the Spanish Congress:
- Mr Daniel P. Hoffman. USA
- Dr Otto Robinsohnn , Israel
- Mr Geo. Hiller, Germany
- Mr Anders Kocken, Sweden
- Dr Eugene Keleny, Hungary / Mrs Kathleen Keleny, Friends Vegetarian Society
- Mr Niel Nielsen, Norway
- Miss Monica Copinger, Nature Cure Clinic, London / Miss Hilda Nixon, Leeds V.S. & Yorkshire Federation
- Mr J.N.Mankar, India and the East
- Mrs Tamara Kruse, France
Resumés of some of the lectures given at the Spanish Congress (talks are by British speakers unless otherwise indicated):
- Dangers of Meateating - Dr.Jean Nussbaum, France
- Vegetarian Catering - Mrs Isabel James
- Radiation, Food and Health - Mr. J. W. Lucas, B.Sc., F.R.I.C.
- Diet and Health - Dr Gordon Latto
- Children and Vegetarianism - Dr Barbara Latto
- Vegetarianism in Barcelona, 1907-1963 - A.Riera Paula, Spain
Photographs from the Congress:
- Committee meeting and various people
- In Barcelona and at the Congress
- More Congress scenes and people
- Congress Dinner and Civic Reception
This was the last issue of The British Vegetarian - the Congress reports appeared in its successor, the large format newspaper retitled The Vegetarian.