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All BN magazines since Autumn 2004, in downloadable PDF format

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  1. Magazine submission guidelines for clubs

    Magazine submission guidelines for clubs

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  2. BN175 - Spring 2008

    BN175 - Spring 2008

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  3. BN 216 Summer 2018

    BN 216 Our Members' Magazine for Summer 2018
    As always it's a great read, full of news, views and reviews, all brought to life with full colour throughout.  In this issue we're covering:
    Get fit, get naked - we take a look at the many different opportunities there are to keep fit - from cycling to Yoga to Tai-Chi, there's a whole new world out there!
    A review of our Bournemouth and Blackpool weekends
    Naturism in Northern Ireland - getting busier…
    Naked Dining - Bristol organiser Will tells us how his venture came about - and it may just whet your appetite for some of the other similar ventures that are happening this year!
    Naked Theatre - we review the recent production of Skin Deep that was clothing-optional for the audience
    Naturism and veganism - is there a correlation? Jane discusses.
    Looking for holiday ideas? Check out our reviews of recent group holidays to El Portus, and our Austrian ski-ing trip - as well as member reviews from Portugal, Croatia, Kos and Montenegro.
    Judith Stinchcombe looks back over her time as BN Chair, and remembers some of the highlights of her time.
    Comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and events
    …and much more besides

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  4. BN186 - Winter 2010

    Winter 2010 edition of BN.

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  5. BN187 - Spring 2011

    Spring 2011 edition of the BN Magazine

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  6. BN 215 Spring 2018

    Welcome to BN 215 - fresh from the presses, and full of Naturist news, views and reviews!  With spring round the corner, this issue not only looks back over recent events, but looks forward to the season ahead, and some of the big BN initiatives we are developing this year.  In this issue:
    We catch up on event reports, including Alton Towers 2017, the clothing optional performance of Hair! in London and the experience of competing for Team GB at the INF Swimming Gala in Italy. We look forward to the packed 2018 events programme, including Nudefest and our new flagship event - the NKD Festival, specially created for families and younger Naturists. The Women in Naturism  campaign continues and, to set the scene, we hear from Naturist Cassandra, who tells us about her journey into Naturism, and the people she has introduced to it. Look out for Ladies Day on the 24th June! Could the emphasis on Naturist breaks abroad be detrimental to Naturist clubs here at home?  Maybe though, it's the clubs themselves that are responsible?  Roni Writes on debates this hot topic. Health, wellbeing and body positivity - it’s a big part of what we get from Naturism.  But do the public know?  This year BN launches a new campaign to emphasise what we Naturists already know to be true. YBN update us on their recent activities,  and they're having fun - lots of fun! Fancy a Naturist holiday in the sun? Of course you do!  This issue we head off to Spain and Fuerteventura to find out more about some very fine vacation destinations.  If Spain is not on your wish list - find out more about our BN Holiday Advice Service, who can help you find that perfect getaway. The Sexual Offences Act 2003 could have wrecked our way of life if some had had their way.  Fifteen years after the Act was introduced,  Malcom Boura, a previous BN Campaigns Director, remembers the huge input he and others made to helping shape the provisions in the Act that helped keep Naturism safe. All this, plus the usual updates from our legal team, a roundup of all the best naked news in the media! 
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy and other benefits as well.
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  7. BN 218 Winter 2018

    BN218 - Your Winter Magazine
     
    Welcome to BN218: the feature-tastic final publication of a year that will go down in BN history as one of the biggest and best yet. Highlights of this winter edition of the BN Magazine include:
    A whole host of fantastic features ranging from Sue’s thoughts on becoming a Naturist; notes on a big year for BN and The Great British Skinny Dip; and Eastbourne’s many Naturist activities. From Skinny Dipping to Swimming Galas: Team BN bring home their biggest medal haul yet! Looking to the future: the shape of BN to come. The YBN resurgence continues: Pam’s first year with YBN and Ed’s Naked Mileage. Another step in the right direction: legal success in Scotland. Full Event Report Roundup including the BN National Convention, Women’s Day and Windermere Woodland Weekend. Big Days Out: take a look at our new-look BN Events website! Our members’ very unique experiences of holidaying throughout France, from Rekha and Stephen’s experience of riding around France on a tandem bicycle to Luke’s guide to Beaches on the Cote d’Azur. ...and much, much more besides, all richly illustrated in full colour!
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy through the post and as a download and other benefits as well.
     

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  8. BN 214 Winter 2017

    Welcome to another fun and feature filled edition of BN Magazine, which will be dropping onto your doormats soon, and is available for download by members. It is packed full all the news and views from the world of British Naturism, the national organisation representing Naturists and Naturism in the UK.  Of course, this is the issue where we look back and reflect upon a summer season well spent, but it's also an upbeat forward look to what promises to be another spectacular year in 2018.
    In this issue then, you will find the following treats, and much more besides:
    Naturism, as we know, is the perfect antidote to body image concerns.  We're more used to hearing about the pressures on younger women - but what about men?  We find out more. Women in Naturism - Pat tells us how she went from fearful outsider to passionate advocate Are you one of the many who would love to be more open about your Naturism, but isn't sure how to broach the subject?  Our guide to talking about Naturism, along with an overview of our 'Just One Person' campaign, will help you to 'cross the line' and become a confident advocate of Naturism. Our usual event reports section looks back at some recent highlights - including the now well-established 'Streak for Tigers' event at London Zoo. Talking of events, we unveil the full events and group holidays programme for 2018 - and though we say so ourselves, it's looking good! A report on the BN Naturist Vision Day in Birmingham, where a number of inspiring presentations really helped us to think about Naturism from other perspectives. We report on the launch of Amelia Allen's fabulous book 'Naked Britain' - surely one of the finest portrayals of our way of life ever pubished. YBN - resurgent, reinvigorated and very much active!  We catch up with them to find out what's going on. The Great British Skinny Dip - they came, they stripped, they dipped!  But how did this year's event go, free of the ever present TV cameras that were with us last year?  We find out, and also look at some possibilities for taking this flagship campaign forward. Holidays?  Yes please!  This issue we visit France to discover some new places - and some old favourites. All this, plus the usual updates from our legal and campaigns teams, a roundup of all the best naked news in the media! 
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us  and get your own copy and other benefits as well.
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  9. BN191 - Spring 2012

    British Naturism 191 for the website

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  10. BN188 - Summer 2011

    Summer 2011 edition of the BN Magazine

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  11. BN200 - Summer 2014

    The latest issue of BN magazine is now out.
    In celebration of our 50th anniversary, BN200, the summer 2014 issue of our quarterly magazine is a ‘souvenir’ edition with a special cover and a big section dedicated to the anniversary, which includes a timeline of our history. We’re trialling some new layouts and have completely refreshed and revised the listings section to make it easier to find events, clubs and contacts.
    In addition, there’s a great feature interview with Ruth Rogers from body image champions Body Gossip, articles from two first time YBNers, travel features and an illustrated report of the BN Blackpool weekend, plus the usual volume of news, updates and information.
    There are comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and a huge number of events, plus readers’ letters, BN management updates and much more.
    Corrections and additions
    P81. Western Swimming Club at Chepstow swims are every Friday, not just the 1st Friday of each month.
    Open days at Ridgewood - Sunday June the 8th & 29th.

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  12. BN202 - Winter 2014

    BN202 is now out and is another packed full-colour, fully illustrated, 80 page issue – issued free to members.

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  13. BN177 - Autumn 2008

    BN177 - Autumn 2008

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  14. BN210 Winter 2016

    The roar of the presses and the smell of ink can only mean one thing - yes, BN210 is out now! As ever it's a great read that captures all that makes Naturism special.  From the smiling faces on the cover, right through to the back pages, it's packed full of news, reviews and articles of interest.  Some of this issue's highlights (and there really are lots!) are:
    Full reports from a summer of great events - we've got Nudefest, Bare all for Polar Bears and Party in the Stark, among several others. The Great British Skinny Dip - we've got an exciting round up of this major initiative. In another BN first, we presented at the British Psychological Society's annual symposium. Find out what this academic and professional audience thought! Regular columnist Roni describes the Naturist Scale - where are you on it? Three women tell us about their journey into Naturism. We find out why Naturism is great for helping with stress. Two couples tell us of their artistic escapades as part of Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' project. A campaigning up date - and why Naturists should be proud and reach out. Travel - we explore France - from big resorts to small independent sites. There's also news updates, club reports and much, much more!

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  15. BN189 - Autumn 2011

    Autumn 2011 edition of the magazine.

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  16. BN 220 Summer 2019

    Our Summer issue is now out…
    Highlights include:
    A round up of recent events including our record-breaking roller-coaster ride in Blackpool, National swimming gala, ‘Kiss and Tell’ and Royal Academy museum visits and our canal trip Women in Naturism - Leann swims for charity and Jooles and her team prepare to row the Atlantic naked A review of Channel 4’s Naked Beach An introduction to our new Families Officer Shân Three adult Naturists tell their stories of growing up with Naturist parents Two travel sections - Southern Europe with holiday reports from Greece, Lanzarote, and Italy, and the UK with features on some of the great places for a ‘staycation’ … plus a packed news section, a huge guide to events yet to come and comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and other places. We’ve also made some changes to the print version - and it’s looking smarter than ever! Definitely one to leave on the coffee table…
    BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us and get your own copy through the post and as a download and many other benefits.
     

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  17. BN208 - Summer 2016

    BN208 is out now! As ever, it's a packed read, full of news, views and reviews, including:
    • Updates on our ground-breaking Great British Skinny Dip weekend
    Event reports from Blackpool, Bournemouth and the National Swimming Gala Great feature articles

    • Details of forthcoming events from the packed 2016 calendar.
    • Reports on the recent BN members' holidays to Gran Hotel Natura and Rotterdam
    • A focus on southern Europe and UK holidays - including a new resort in southern Italy
    • An update on our campaigning work, including BN's important new report on the welfare of children in the UK
     

    Plus news updates, club reports and much, much more!

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  18. BN 213 Autumn 2017

    BN 213 is now at the printers and will be despatched around the end of September. Prepare yourselves for a real treat - the issue is packed with the usual wide range of news, views and articles that show the vibrancy and fun of our world.
    In this issue:
    Catch up on a summer of fabulous events, including reports from Nudefest, The Gathering and the World Naked Bike Rides, among many others.  Looking ahead, check out our great events calendar for the next few months, including our range of popular group holidays; Breaking down the barriers - we find out how two clubs have reached out to their local communities to raise their profiles and normalise Naturism; We review a range of books that the discerning Naturist reader may find relevant and interesting; How do we encourage the next generation of Naturists?  We find out - and one young woman tells us her story of growing up as a Naturist.  We also hear from the resurgent YBN and hear what they've been doing this summer; Our campaigns update brings you up to speed with our new 'Just One Person' initiative - who will you tell? Our legal update will give you a good overview of the law in regard to sunbathing in your  garden; Our holiday and travel section takes us to Northern Europe, including the lovely Erding Spa in Munich, as well as the UK's very fine Clover Spa.  Further afield we explore Lake Como Naturist Resort and also the delights of Western Australia and the beaches of New South Wales; All this, plus our usual round up of BN management matters and other Naturist news from around the world. BN Magazine is available to members only and issued four times a year as part of the annual subscription. If you are not a member, you can join us at http://www.bn.org.uk/membershipinfo/ and get your own copy and other benefits as well. We hope you enjoy it!
     
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  19. BN161 - Autumn 2004

    BN161 - Autumn 2004

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  20. BN176 - Summer 2008

    Summer 2008 BN Magazine

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  21. BN199 - Spring 2014

    The latest issue of BN magazine is now out.
    There is a full report on last year’s Alton Towers event, the story of our own ‘naked cyclist’ and the positive press he received, features on Naturist swims and “Meet & Greet” gatherings, an update on our Campaigning work and a relaunch - with a new team - of YBN, our group for under 30s. We focus on Spain and Spanish islands in our dedicated travel and holiday feature and squeeze in France and Greece too!
    There are comprehensive listings of clubs, swims and a huge number of events, plus readers’ letters, BN management updates and much more.

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  22. BN179 - Spring 2009

    Download of BN 179 - Spring 2009.

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  23. BN 212 Summer 2017

    The presses have stopped rolling, the envelopes are being stuffed - yes, your latest BN Magazine is here!  BN 212 is the issue that really taps into the summer ahead of us, packed with features and fully illustrated to help you get the most from your Naturist summer.
    So, what delights do we have to occupy in this issue?  Our articles include: 
    ”Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today”, an appeal to those contemplating taking their first faltering steps into Naturism; What do non-Naturists actually think of us?  It's so rare to see anyone naked in public, is it any wonder that people reach for their phones to call the police?; Ever wanted to try naked hiking? The joys of enjoying the countryside free of clothing and a useful guide to beginners; they're back! Yes, Young British Naturists (YBN) are making a resurgence  We explore the reviews, feedback and legacy from the Great British Skinny Dip documentary.  What did it do for Naturism in the UK, and how do we build on it? Also, read about the experiences of two f the main participants. From Bournemouth to Blackpool, we review BN's now established winter breaks - those great new events that give us some 'kit off time' at a time of year when sunbathing is but a distant memory! Campaigns update - check out our new 'Just One Person' initiative and find out how doing just that could spread the word, gain newcomers, and increase acceptance. Events update - just look at the fabulous range of events coming up . From swims to garden visits - we've got it (un)covered! Are you missing out on key facts when choosing your Naturist Holiday?  Our Holiday Advice Service is here to help, with its team of experts. Stuck for choice?  In our Southern Europe section we review Valalta (Croatia), Ca’ le Scope and Grottamiranda (Italy), Vritomartis (Crete), and El Portus by train!  Also, read reports about the recent group holidays. All of this, plus the usual round up of Naturist and BN news, and, in the first issue without club reports, some really full regional updates and our new enhanced club and swim directory.
    Enjoy!
    If you want to find articles that have appeared in other recent issues click the link for the On-line Magazine Index.

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  24. BN180 - Summer 2009

    Summer 2009 issue of BN.

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  25. BN205 - Autumn 2015

    BN205, the Autumn 2015 edition of our magazine, is packed full of news, views and features from the fabulous world of Naturism. With event reports, articles, holiday information, along with a comprehensive guide to clubs, swims and events, it is a great read, from cover to cover.
    In this issue, we have a full report from our recent highly successful 'Women in Naturism' weekend, along with one couple's experience of telling their friends about their Naturism. Regular columnist Roni also offers advice for newcomers on how to get started in your Naturist life.
    From the Netherlands, through to Sweden, Germany and Denmark, our Northern Europe travel section is packed with great ideas for your next Naturist vacation. We're also going long-haul, with holidays in Arizona and New Zealand. Meanwhile, closer to home, we have a selection of event reports, including 'The Gathering' in Dunoon and the Torquay weekend, among many others. We also have details of forthcoming events, including two more BN Members' holidays.
    As if all this wasn't enough, there are also updates on our campaigning work, along with information about the forthcoming Great British Skinny Dip, our BN Special Interest Groups and much, much more...

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    • Guest
      how do i get another copy? Mine went to my parents and they through it out! I like having a physical copy to read, the downloads just isn't the same  
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      Following discussions with The College of Policing, Police Scotland and The Police Service for Northern Ireland (PSNI) Guidance for all of these countries has been updated to be appropriate as at January 2019 It is also available via:  www.bn.org.uk/policing
    • Guest
      The idea of casually mentioning that you are a naturist in a conversation seems easiest for me. Theres no need for a big crescendo beforehand just a friendly conversation.
    • Guest
      I totally agree with the 'no costume' in a sauna philosophy. I have started to use my local council run leisure centre sauna using a towel. They have signs requiring the wearing of swimwear but so far I have not been challenged. I have my answers ready for such a time. The first being the regard to hygiene and the second, the fact that I am wearing a towel is doing the same as a swim costume. If I need to be asked if I am wearing swimwear, then there should be no concern. More people need to do this and it will become acceptable in the UK as it is in Germany and other European countries.
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      I think the new leaflet for Scotland is brilliant and I would like to thank Juliette Gill and everyone else from SANER who was involved most sincerely for making it possible.
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