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November 2017

Knutsford Meeting

29 November, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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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…

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December 2017

Christmas Celebration Meeting at the Portico Library

5 December, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Portico Library, 57 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3FF
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£10 - £11

Our special Christmas Meeting will once again take place at the beautiful Portico Library.  We are pleased to tell you that this year our buffet will be  provided by our Knutsford caterers. It will be a seasonal finger buffet and there will be a pay-bar, with hot drinks also available .  This will be followed by                      Daughters of Manchester a talk by Jean Briggs. Jean  will give an entertaining &…

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January 2018

The Gaskell Society New Year Lunch

Wednesday 10 January, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cottons Hotel and Spa, Manchester Road
Knutsford, WA16 0SU United Kingdom
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£24

The  New Year Lunch will again be held in the Verandah Suite at The Cottons Hotel, Knutsford on Wednesday 10th January 2018 at  12:00 for 12:30pm. The cost is £24 which covers not only the 3 course lunch, and coffee, but also the entertainment afterwards. Please make your choices from the following menu Appetisers:            Galia Melon filled with passion fruit sorbet and seasonal berries            Potted Chicken Liver Pate rustic toast &…

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Knutsford Meeting

Wednesday 31 January, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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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…

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February 2018

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel

Tuesday 6 February, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£3 - £4

Following our successful Discussion Meeting last year we have decided to repeat it this year.. Details of what we will discuss will follow Doors open at 12.15,pm. so that anyone who wishes may bring a packed lunch or purchase it at one of the nearby sandwich shops. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation. Entrance Fee: Members £3 Non-members £4 All are welcome

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London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting

Saturday 10 February, 2018, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
£5

Emily Midorikawa & Emma Claire Sweeney on Literary Friendships Emily and Emma have recently published a lovely book about female literary friendships. Although in their Bronte chapter they focused on Charlotte Bronte’s friendship with Mary Taylor they were sorely tempted to write about the Gaskell Bronte friendship. In a Q & A session (chaired by me!)  they will reveal their collaboration, their writing process and answer questions about the close friendship between Elizabeth Gaskell and Charlotte Bronte. Their book, which…

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Knutsford Meeting

Wednesday 28 February, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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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…

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March 2018

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel

Tuesday 6 March, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
£3 - £4

– Rebecca Milner who is the Fine Arts Curator at the Manchester City Art Gallery will talk about Annie Swynnerton with a view to organising a trip to the exhibition of her work later in the year.

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Knutsford Meeting

Wednesday 28 March, 2018, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel Hall, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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Dr Diane Duffy will continue with the  discussion of North and South More details to follow 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 12pm.. 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 Room on the first…

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April 2018

The Gaskell Society Annual General Meeting

Saturday 14 April, 2018, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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May 2018

London and S.E. Gaskell Society Meeting

Saturday 12 May, 2018, 12:45 pm - 4:30 pm
Francis Holland School, 39 Graham Terrace
London, SW1W 8JF United Kingdom
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£5

  ‘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…

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