A legacy to Literature

Thanks to our partnership with Farewill, you can have a free will from the RSL at any point in the year. Simply click on the button below or call 020 8050 2686, quoting The Royal Society of Literature.

Farewill offers you an opportunity to remember the RSL in your will and leave your own legacy to literature.

Any contribution – big or small – will go an enormous way in helping us do more for writers and readers.

If you’re one of the 30 million UK adults yet to write a will, we’ve got you covered:

  • Free-of-charge, award-winning will writing service (quoting the RSL)
  • Write a legal will from home in just 15 minutes
  • Expert checking to make sure your wishes are clear
  • Support from Farewill’s specialist team (by phone or email), 6 days a week, 9am-6pm

As a small charity, our supporters make everything we do possible.

By remembering the RSL with a legacy in your will, you’ll play a part in furthering the advancement of literature, both now and in years to come.

A word from our President Emeritus

The Royal Society of Literature is the only organisation exclusively devoted to the advancement of literature, working with readers and writers across the UK.

Through discussions, debates and readings we help to celebrate the past and vitalise the future. Through awards, mentoring and workshops we encourage writers at all stages of their careers. But such work can never be taken for granted.

We rely not only on membership subscriptions, but on the generosity of donors. I myself will be bequeathing to the Royal Society of Literature the earnings from my books after my death. I feel sure there could be no recipient more worthy.

The Society’s work is built on the support of our Fellows and Members. This year, we hope you might consider remembering the RSL in your will, as I have and so many Fellows before. If you would like to leave a gift to the Society, the RSL has partnered with will-writing provider, Farewill, so you can do this for free.

I feel with my own bequest that it is an apt and lasting contribution to the Society, a legacy to literature.

Colin Thubron
RSL President Emeritus