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Mission Statement

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to investigating the Shakespeare authorship question and disseminating the evidence that Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford (1550 – 1604), is the true author of the poems and plays published under the pseudonym “William Shakespeare.”

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship pursues its mission by supporting research, educational and scholarly initiatives, annual conferences, website and social media, and by publishing The Shakespeare Oxford Newsletter and two annual scholarly journals, The Oxfordian and Brief Chronicles.

The Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship was formed in 2013 when the Shakespeare Oxford Society, founded in 1957, and the Shakespeare Fellowship, founded in 2001, united to form a single organization.

[Mission statement approved by the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship Board of Trustees, February 23, 2014.]