We host a year-round programme of meetings and events – many of which are open to everyone.
The Annual Gaskell Service is on Sunday 24th September at 11am Please note that this year the service is not the day after the Gaskell Society Autumn Meeting, as traditionally it is, but on the Sunday before the Autumn Meeting, which is on Saturday 30th September The theme of the service is "Elizabeth Gaskell and Motherhood". Prior to the service, at 10.45 am we have the laying of flowers on the Gaskell grave and on Joan Leach's grave. Afterwards there is…Find out more »
The Gaskell Society is delighted to welcome the return Dr Diane Duffy, who, in the last session, led the discussions such interesting and informative way. In this session we will be studying North and South and Diane will explore the two main thematic/generic strands of the novel: industrial relatons and romance. She writes: I will begin with the romance genre which traditionally is part of the acculturation process-making men and women fit into the desired/expected social role models.Many women writers subvert this…Find out more »
Dr Diane Duffy will continues to explore the theme of romance in North and South Diane writes: In the second session I want us to explore the available social roles for men-father, son, husband and brother. In the second part of this session, I want us to consider how Gaskell manages to make links between the romance genre and the industrial/ social novel. Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.30 pm. The…Find out more »
For our traditional New Year Meal we are returning once more to the Cottons Hotel, Knutsford Details of the meal, entertainment and costs will follow shortly. Watch this spaceFind out more »
At this meeting Dr Diane Duffy wants us to examine Gaskell’s presentation of the industrial relations in North and South Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12.30 pm. The discussion will begin at 2pm. and finish at 3pm. Doors open at 12.00 pm.. Charges: Members: £9 incl lunch Discussion only: £3 Non-members: £10 incl lunch. Discussion only: £4 All are welcome There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition…Find out more »
A change,this month: we leave the printed copy of novel behind and look at the BBC adaptation of North and South . Libby Tempest will lead a discussion on what we think of the adaptation, how it came to be made, issues that arose, and how close to the novel it is. We look at the various changes that were made, and what we think of the main characters and actors. We may have a look at some excerpts from the…Find out more »