Esperanto Association of Britain


The Esperanto Association of Britain (EAB) is a registered educational charity whose objective is to advance education in and about the international language Esperanto and to preserve and promote the culture and heritage of Esperanto for the educational benefit of the general public.[1] The organisation was established in 1904.[2]

Among its activities it publishes, provides and distributes information about the language and organises educational courses, lectures and conferences. It also provides a comprehensive bookshop with material from around the world.[3]


In January 1905, the British Esperanto Association launched its official organ, The British Esperantist. as a monthly publication. The publication was retitled as La Brita Esperantisto (and for a short while LBE for 2010 to 2014). The frequency of the publication varied. Initially it was a monthly and later on starting World War II as once every two months. It turned into a quarterly in 1991, then semi-annually with two issues (Autumn and Spring).

Other regular publications include:

  • The Esperanto Handbook
  • Esperanto Update (mainly in English with news of activities related to the language).


Until 2001, the offices of EAB were located in Holland Park, London. However, in April 2001, due to the cost of maintaining the building, the offices were relocated to a converted outhouse at the Wedgwood Memorial College, Barlaston, Staffordshire,[4] where they remain today,[when?] and where one of the largest and most important collections of material in and about Esperanto is to be found in the Montagu Butler Library.

See also


  1. ^ "Charity Commission approves revised charitable object for EAB". Esperanto-Asocio de Britio. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  2. ^ "The creation of Esperanto Association of Britain". Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Esperanto Association of Britain - Bookshop". Retrieved 2020-02-08.
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External links

  • Esperanto Association of Britain website
  • Junularo Esperantista Brita (JEB) Website