We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
Wednesday 2nd May :Visit to Shibden Hall Our Spring study tour this year is to the beautiful and historic Shibden Hall. Set in the picturesque Shibden valley, a mile from Halifax, Shibden Hall dates back to 1420 and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked here, including the noted diarist Anne Lister (1791 - 1840). Shibden Hall’s architecture is a mix of styles reflecting its interesting and…Find out more »
Women in Textiles Study Day Saturday 5th May 10:00-3:30 at Elizabeth Gaskell's House We are pleased to welcome Members and Friends to our latest Study Day, to be held at the beautifully restored Elizabeth Gaskell's House. A delicious lunch is included in the fee of £30. The programme for the day is as follows: 10.30 Welcome – Coffee/tea and Introduction to the Day 11.00 Dr Deborah Wynne – Chester University Elizabeth Gaskell’s Literary Engagement with the Cotton Industry 11.50 …Find out more »
‘Elizabeth Gaskell: The Biographer as Biographee’ Dr Anna Koustinoudi, University of Thessolinki English Department, with a BA, MA and Ph.D from Aristotle University, Greece. She publishes widely, numerous academic articles in books and periodicals. Her book The Split Subject of Narration in Gaskell’s First Person Fiction was published in 2012. Anna thinks she can conflate both a talk on Elizabeth Gaskell the biographer with her (Gaskell’s) writings on 19c Greek customs and traditions, which form the subject of an essay…Find out more »
The Gaskell Society is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies (ALS), so our members are most welcome to attend the Alliance's AGM in Birmingham Friday, 18 May 7 pm There are lots of places to eat in Birmingham, but if you would like to join us for a Chinese buffet experience (within easy walking distance of the Ibis New Street Hotel), please indicate on the booking form – so that we can book a table. …Find out more »