the British Institute of Graphologists


Summer Meeting

NOTE:  We are currently living through unprecedented times, so for the sake of everyone's health and safety, it has been decided that we will cancel the London Meeting, set for 14 June 2020. 

However we are delighted to say that one of the talks, Adam Brand's presentation, will go ahead via Zoom at the advertised time (14 June 2020, 11AM BST).  You will receive an email from us (from Karolina Tolgyesi, Editor) shortly, giving you more information and explaining how (and when) to confirm that you wish to attend.

We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity to allow members to join from all over the world. 


The next meeting of the British Institute of Graphologists will be on Saturday 14th June 2020 at The Soroptimist Club, 63 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PH. Tel: 0207 723 8575

10:30:  Tea/ Coffee

11:00 – 12:30: The Big Five - Martin Hastings - Like other fields of personality assessment, graphologists struggle to describe personality in terms that are commonly agreed upon.  Out of the many personality trait frameworks, the one most commonly used is called 'The Big Five'.  In this interactive workshop, we will be exploring what this framework is, how it is measured, and if it is applicable to graphology.  Can personality factors such as Openness, Agreeableness, Extraversion, Conscientiousness and Neuroticism fit into how we analyse handwriting?  Could this be a personality framework that graphologists all over the world use in the future?

13:00 - 14:00:  Lunch

14:00 – 15:30: Signatures - their history, meaning and future - Adam Brand - Signatures are marks made by people to signify approval, acceptance, obligation or to confirm their presence.  Graphologists know a signature represents the public image, so they need the cursive writing before they can gain a full understanding of a person.  Yet sometimes only signature are available.  This talk looks at the history, meaning and possible future of signatures.

Attendance: £15 for the day for members, £20 for non-members.  Tea and coffee is provided.

Email: for enquiries or to book online, or alternatively just turn up on the day.


Future Meetings

Saturday 27th June 2020 - Northern Graphologists' Meeting in Didsbury Manchester

Saturday 5th September 2020 - London Meeting

Saturday 21st November 2020 - London Meeting

31st March 2021 - London Meeting