We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
At the Francis Holland School for Girls, London SW1 8JF
Sophie Franklin will speak about her doctoral research and recently published biography of Charlotte Bronte (copies of which she will bring!). She will speak about Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Bronte and how her work feeds into the Bronte myth and how violence in Mary Barton resonates with Bronte’s Shirley. Although a Bronte scholar she will bring a fresh look to Gaskell’s work as it relates to Charlotte Bronte’s life and work.
Sophie is studying at Durham University where she is actively engaged in current research into the period and, like Katie Baker last February, will keep us in touch with contemporary Gaskell and Bronte studies. Sophie is also speaking at the Bronte conference in Durham in August.
The meetings are held at Francis Holland School for Girls,
39 Graham Terrace London SW1W 8JF
The venue is a three-minute walk from Sloane Street tube station, which is on the District and Circle line.
They begin at 2pm, usually last about an hour. Each talk is followed by questions, and then tea is served.
Before the meetings a sandwich lunch is available and everyone is welcome any time after 12.45pm.
At each meeting there is a bring and buy book stall in aid of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester so please bring books for sale, the bookstall always needs refreshment!!
The afternoon costs £5.00, which includes lunch and tea.
Please contact me if you need more details.
Dr Frances Twinn, 85 Calton Avenue, Dulwich, London SE21 7DF
020 8693 3238 /07753696714