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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. BN178 - Winter 2008

    Winter 2008. Mailing is due to commence at the end of week commencing 8 December 2008.
    There was a broken file message attached to the download. I have tested the download and it is now working. If you have any problems, please email headoffice@bn.org.uk
    Brenda

    647 downloads

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  3. BN175 - Spring 2008

    BN175 - Spring 2008

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  4. BN182 - Winter 2009

    Winter 2009 edition.

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  5. BN161 - Autumn 2004

    BN161 - Autumn 2004

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  6. BN162 - Winter 2004

    BN162 - Winter 2004

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. BN191 - Spring 2012

    British Naturism 191 for the website

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  11. BN181 - Autumn 2009

    BN181 - Autumn 2009

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  12. BN192 - Summer 2012

    Summer 2012 - PDF copy of Magazine.

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  13. BN164 - Summer 2005

    BN164 - Summer 2005

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  14. BN176 - Summer 2008

    Summer 2008 BN Magazine

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. BN203 - Spring 2015

    Our first issue of 2015 is, as ever, jam packed with great articles from the world of Naturism. You’ll find information – and brilliant articles - on our promotional initiatives including the very special ‘Women in Naturism’ project, our professionally created academic health and wellbeing survey, and the return of the Great British Skinny Dip.
     
    Holidays this time focuses on Spain and her islands, with a wide range of places and locations being reported on, with plenty of great pictures. There’s the usual thought-provoking round up of our Campaigning work and a special article on our work on nudity and children. We introduce our new Official Photography team and list ALL the Big Days Out – fabulous events all around the country that you can enjoy. There’s a pictorial reminder of the fun we had at Alton Towers last year plus a lively letters page and comprehensive listings of clubs, swims, events, contacts – in fact, everything you need!
     
    Oh, and if you’re a club member, fancy winning a year’s supply of wine?

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  18. BN177 - Autumn 2008

    BN177 - Autumn 2008

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  19. 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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  20. BN206 - Winter 2015

    The winter issue of BN Magazine is now out! It’s free to members. As always, it's a great read and is full of news and views from the world of Naturism. In this issue:
    The Great British Skinny Dip Event reports, including Nudefest and 'Bare All for Polar Bears'. Big Days Out in 2016 as it stands at present A new photographic project about Naturism by fashion photographer Amelia Allen Campaigning update Travel, including France, the Czech Republic, Thailand, Austria and a unique event in the Middle East! And much more…

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  21. BN207 - Spring 2016

    As ever, BN 207 is a real treat, packed with news, reviews and updates from the Naturist world and richly illustrated with colour photographs. In this issue:
    Catch up on recent events in our full reports from Alton Towers and the international swimming gala. Find out more about our flagship 'Women in Naturism' campaign and how you can help. The Great British Skinny Dip is happening this 'Septembare'! There's an update about how this event is shaping up and how you can help to make it a success - and find out more about the documentary that's being made! Top tips for guys who have a reluctant girl - find out how more about how to break down the barriers to participating in Naturism that many women experience. Roni Writes! This time about the confidence boosting properties of Naturism. Our usual campaign update - along with an announcement! The 2016 Big Days Out programme - what can you do this year? Also, details on our fantastic programme of members' group holidays. The BN holiday advice service - how can you make use of it? Our regular holiday focus - Spain. We bring you reports from Torredembarra Beach, El Portus and Formentera, along with how one couple found a neat way of touring!

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  22. BN189 - Autumn 2011

    Autumn 2011 edition of the magazine.

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  23. BN180 - Summer 2009

    Summer 2009 issue of BN.

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  24. BN190 - Winter 2011

    Winter 2011 edition of the magazine

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  25. 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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    • Guest
      OK Pat I'll do that and by post so that can include the 7 pages I have just printed, all of which have failed to register so that the reverse side is accurately within the trim lines. Some people may have better printers, software and skills to do it but for me using a budget home inkjet and despite my graphic design skills i  have found it impossible. tomorrow I will take the PDF to a print bureau and see if they can do it.
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      Maybe you should send your suggestion direct to HO
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      IMO all Naturists should ideally have a copy of the legal guides to hand. Escpecially if they are out 'in the field' so to speak practicing their lifestyle - for example on a naked hike, skinny dipping or even just in their garden. A challenge from a disgruntled objector can come when you're not expecting it, so it's best to be prepared. Even for me, as a retired graphic designer, I have found the printing, trimming and folding of the legal guide dificult. So I fully expect others might find it more difficult. So my suggestion to BN is that we get some copies professioanlly printed and perhaps even inserted into a small water-proof plastic sleeve - either to be given away, as part of members renewal package, or sold for a small amount to cover costs , or both (I for one would purchase extra copies for my forgetful self and to give away to friends who may not be members).
    • Guest
      The "What is Naturism" leaflet is out of date and no longer published. It has been replaced with:- https://www.bn.org.uk/store/product/247-your-guide-to-naturism-in-2019/  
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      Horses for courses? I see two main functions for BN's literature covering the legality of naturism - in defence, if naturists are confronted by members of the public or the authorities, and in educating members of the public about naturism with the possibility of them trying it for themselves. I endeavour to always carry with me copies of BN's 'What is Naturism' leaflet, the BN Legal Guides and the College of Policing document, to fulfill both of these functions. Based upon my limited experience of the responses of the public during encounters (none of which have been antigonistic) I have arrived at the following thoughts:- The 'What is Naturism' leafllet does not, I think, provide strong enough reassurance to a non-naturist member of the public that naturism is lawful - the leaflet not having caught up with the excellent work recently done by BN with the authorities - the existing statement is not prominent, being secreted away on the reverse side and in white text on a light blue background. The legal guides are good for the defensive function in respect of the authorities. But I think they are too overwhelming with the amount of information for the public to quickly assimilate, either for the naturist to be able to quickly defuse a situation or to easily encourage the public that it's OK to participate in naturism. I also sympathise with nugold's comment re them being a potential source of ammunition for members of the public with strong anti-naturism views. The College of Policing document is similarly too overwhelming to assimilate quickly and it does not print well in black & white. The result of these thoughts is that each document, on its own, is, or was, the right horse for the right course. BUT, I would like to suggest that we could really do with a new issue of the 'What is Naturism' leaflet which, following the aforementioned good work by BN, more prominently incorporates the 'nubs' of both the legal guides and the College of Policing document, so that we have one simple document, which can be quickly assimilated, by the public, to fulfill both functions of defence and encouragement to participate, and which would therefore be a single first choice to call upon (instead of faffing about through three different documents to convey one's message). The overwhelming content of the legal guides and hence the potential ammunition, could then be kept confidential from the public and limited to be used in reserve as our last resort for serious confrontation with authorities. If we're going to 'get out there' and make good use of BN's recent work , with a new found confidence in public, then we need something more compact and 'snappier' for interfacing with the public.
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