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 »
Stop Press-A few places still available Saturday 5th May 10:30-3:30 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 Cotton Novels This talk will…Find out more »
Please note, this will be Fran Twinn's last meeting as organiser for the London and South East branch. The Society would like to thank Fran for all her hard work in organising the meetings for so many years and also for providing such delicious buffets. Fran writes It would be lovely to see as many members and their guests as possible at the next meeting of the London branch. The speaker is coming specially from Greece so it would be…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 »