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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. BN 221 Autumn 2019

    Dip into our Autumn magazine, packed with reports celebrating the best of the Naturist year so far and inspiring highlights to come…
    Inside, you’ll find:
    Visitor reports from NKD, the second outing for our youth and family festival; A look back at our biggest and best Nudefest yet; Accounts from around the country – from the 7th annual Gathering in Scotland, to the Brighton World Naked Bike Ride; An update on our resurgent Women in Naturism campaign; The revealing results of our recent survey of families in Naturism; An overview of the work planned by our new Campaigns Task Force Ideas for long-haul holidays - including destinations in the Caribbean, US and New Zealand Of course, you’ll also find all the latest Naturist news, updates, articles and features, event and venue listings and plenty more besides.
    BN221 is available for our members to download right now, and will soon be landing on the doormats of those who opt to receive it by post.
    Our quarterly magazine is just one of the many benefits a BN membership provides, so if you’re not a member yet, why not make today the day you join us? 
     

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  3. 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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  4. BN 219 Spring 2019

    BN 219 - our Spring magazine
    Welcome to BN219! The first edition of the year and – wait a minute! Something’s different. The magazine looks super slick! That’s right, we’ve given the pages a makeover and, as (we hope) you’ll see, they look much better.
    It’s a new look for a new year*.
    *Definitely something to let your non-subscribing friends know about…  
     
    Highlights of this spruced-up Spring edition of the BN Magazine include:
    A packed news section including - Beating Brexit Blues by making a stand…in the nude; We all know it, but just in case you don’t: GBSD is racing towards a new date; Illustrated reports of events including Nudefest and Alton Towers Say it Loud, Say it Clear – an update on the BN Strategy; Women in Naturism – Mel discovers a whole new world; An update from with a rebrand for Young British Naturism Club Birthdays: Getting older but ever-young at heart; The joys of volunteering; Event Roundup:  BN’s gatherings discussed - and there’s loads of them! The rewards of working together; Living a life of leisure: focus on Spain ...and much, much more besides, all richly illustrated in full colour!
     

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  5. BN170 - Winter 2006

    BN170 - Winter 2006

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  6. BN163 - Spring 2005

    BN163 - Spring 2005

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  7. BN171 - Spring 2007

    BN171 - Spring 2007

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  8. BN184 - Summer 2010

    Sorry Updated version of this one!

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  9. BN183 - Spring 2010

    BN 183 - available to download in PDF format.

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  10. BN182 - Winter 2009

    Winter 2009 edition.

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  11. BN181 - Autumn 2009

    BN181 - Autumn 2009

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  12. BN180 - Summer 2009

    Summer 2009 issue of BN.

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  13. BN179 - Spring 2009

    Download of BN 179 - Spring 2009.

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  14. 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

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  15. BN177 - Autumn 2008

    BN177 - Autumn 2008

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  16. BN176 - Summer 2008

    Summer 2008 BN Magazine

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  17. BN175 - Spring 2008

    BN175 - Spring 2008

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  18. BN169 - Autumn 2006

    BN169 - Autumn 2006

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  19. BN168 - Summer 2006

    BN168 - Summer 2006

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  20. BN167 - Spring 2006

    BN167 - Spring 2006

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  21. BN166 - Winter 2005

    BN166 - Winter 2005

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  22. BN165 - Autumn 2005

    BN165 - Autumn 2005

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  23. BN164 - Summer 2005

    BN164 - Summer 2005

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  24. BN162 - Winter 2004

    BN162 - Winter 2004

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  25. BN161 - Autumn 2004

    BN161 - Autumn 2004

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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.
    • Guest
      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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