|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
History of The Vegetarian Society of the UK Ltd.
The Vegetarian Society of the UK Ltd. was created by a merger of The Vegetarian Society (1847-1969) and the London Vegetarian Society (1888-1969), and some smaller organisations, in 1969.
In 1888 the London group had broken away from the original society based
in Manchester, and the newly merged societies were also based in Manchester,
initially with a London office which closed in the 1980s, and is still
generally known as 'The Vegetarian Society'. VSUK therefore traces its
origins back to 1847 and considers itself to have been in continuous operation
since that time, despite the name change.
In 1997 the Society celebrated its 150th anniversary and the following articles were all written at that time:
More recent World Vegetarian Congresses hosted by the Society:
Other related articles: