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All BN magazines since Autumn 2004, in downloadable PDF format

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  1. BN201 - Autumn 2014

    After the euphoria of our 50th Anniversary issue, the magazine that starts our second 50 years is now out!
    BN201 is full of good stuff about Naturism in the UK and beyond.
    We feature long haul holidays – to North and Central America, and the Caribbean to name a few, plus reports on hiking in Germany and the BN Members’ Holiday to El Portús.
    There is a round-up of many of the great Naturist events that have already taken place this summer and the story of how BN overturned the ‘ban’ on Naturism at Holkham beach.
    We also open the can of worms that is the ‘Single Man’ issue and look at what it’s really about…
    plus news on BN’s activities, listings, news stories from around the world, readers’ letters and more.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. BN198 - Winter 2013

    BN 198 Magazine Winter 2013

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  5. BN197 - Autumn 2013

    The autumn 2013 edition of British Naturism magazine (BN 197) is another wonderfully varied and colourful look at the vibrant world of naturism.
    We have a full report on Nudefest 2013 - blessed by great weather for the first time since 2010, this turned into a fantastic week at Newperran and we have a six-page special with stacks of great pictures; if you were there, see if you can spot yourself!
    On a much more serious note, we report on the ongoing fallout from the Holkham Estate’s decision to ban naturism on Holkham Beach. Research and Liaison Officer Malcolm Boura and BN’s legal team report on the background to the affair and what BN is doing to try to get the ban overturned.
    You can also find details of how to book your places at our two big autumn and winter events - the National Convention and AGM at Yarnfield Hall in Staffordshire and the Alton Towers weekend in November. You must be a member to attend either of these events, so why not join up via the website and come along?
    We also look back to some of the best of the summer’s naked events, such as the London World Naked Bike Ride and the Naturist Foundation Jazz Festival - and forward to plans for celebrating BN’s 50th anniversary next year. We will need your help to make this work, so why not think about what you can offer?
    All this and plenty of reports from our clubs, a busy section of What's On listings, swim and sauna details and much more.

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  6. BN196 - Summer 2013

    The summer 2013 edition of British Naturism magazine (BN 196) is another wonderfully varied and colourful look at the vibrant world of naturism.
    We look back on two of our biggest and best Naturist weekends ever - the visit to Blackpool at the end of February and a new and exciting venture for BN, the Scottish weekend at Dunoon in April. There are extensive reports from both events and lots of pictures.
    On a more serious note, Commercial Sales Manager Andrew Welch explains our new recruitment strategy. We at British Naturism are working hard throughout 2013 to bring in new members, from among Naturists who have never joined BN as well as from non-Naturists who we think could be easily encouraged to try out our lifestyle.
    Our regular feature writer, Roni Fine, encourages everyone not to let the changeable British weather put them off Naturism and talking of which, our travel section looks at some of the best venues where you can enjoy a great Naturist Holiday in the United Kingdom. We’ve also got reports from some outstanding holiday destinations in Southern Europe.
    Our summer edition always features a full listing of BN’s Big Days Out - those events around the country where BN and our regions do our best to promote Naturism at Naturist and texttile venues.
    All this and plenty of reports from our clubs, a busy section of What's On listings, swim and sauna details and much more.
    Don't forget that the magazine and recent past issues are also available for BN members to download in the members' area.

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  7. BN195 - Spring 2013

    The spring 2013 magazine (BN 195) is a great mix of stories and features from around the Naturist world.
    Did you know that British Naturism will be 50 years old next spring? That’s obviously a great cause for celebration and already we have lots of good ideas, including a major exhibition on the history of Naturism. However, we need lots of pairs of hands to make it all work and in BN 195, Philip Baker explains how YOU can get involved.
    As we approach our golden anniversary, many more Naturists and Naturist clubs are coming out from behind the hedges and making themselves known to the world. Magazine editor Martin Warrillow has been speaking to one of the most active clubs in terms of winning publicity - his interview with them could give you lots of ideas which could help bring new people into the wonderful world of naturism.
    There have been lots of changes for the good at BN recently and Martin has been talking to our three new recruits working at Head Office in Northampton - and he’s found that, like almost all Naturists, they are really nice people!
    The spring edition also features full details of our Big Days Out calendar for 2013 and has full details of how you can book your places at Nudefest, Alton Towers and the new-look National Convention weekend which, for the first time, will host our annual general meeting.
    Travel reports in this issue come from Spain and her islands with a look at some well-known venues and hidden gems, as well as how ladies are leading the way on Formentera’s clothes-optional beaches, while there is plenty of news, as always, from BN’s clubs.
    All this and a positively bulging section of reports from our clubs, What's On listings, swim and sauna details and much more.

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  8. BN194 - Winter 2012

    The winter 2012 magazine (BN 194) is a great mix of travel features, news from BN’s clubs, members of all kinds telling us how they enjoy their naturism and a look forward to a busy programme of events 2013 - including a bigger Blackpool weekend and the return of British Naturism to Alton Towers!

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  9. BN193 - Autumn 2012

    Autumn 2012 - PDF version of the magazine.

    549 downloads

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  10. BN192 - Summer 2012

    Summer 2012 - PDF copy of Magazine.

    576 downloads

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  11. BN191 - Spring 2012

    British Naturism 191 for the website

    817 downloads

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  12. BN190 - Winter 2011

    Winter 2011 edition of the magazine

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  13. BN189 - Autumn 2011

    Autumn 2011 edition of the magazine.

    760 downloads

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  14. BN188 - Summer 2011

    Summer 2011 edition of the BN Magazine

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  15. BN187 - Spring 2011

    Spring 2011 edition of the BN Magazine

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  16. BN186 - Winter 2010

    Winter 2010 edition of BN.

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  17. BN185 - Autumn 2010

    BN185 - Autumn 2010

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  18. BN184 - Summer 2010

    Sorry Updated version of this one!

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  19. BN183 - Spring 2010

    BN 183 - available to download in PDF format.

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  20. BN182 - Winter 2009

    Winter 2009 edition.

    614 downloads

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  21. BN181 - Autumn 2009

    BN181 - Autumn 2009

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  22. BN180 - Summer 2009

    Summer 2009 issue of BN.

    706 downloads

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  23. BN179 - Spring 2009

    Download of BN 179 - Spring 2009.

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  24. 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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  25. BN177 - Autumn 2008

    BN177 - Autumn 2008

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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
    • Guest
      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/  
    • Guest
      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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