The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society

Celebrating the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell

Looking ahead to Conference 2024

It doesn’t seem like nearly two years since we gathered in Caernarvon for our Gaskell Society Conference; but here we are in February 2024, finalising the details for yet another  […]

The Gaskell Conference – Part 2

On Sunday morning, we awoke not only to more blue skies and glorious sunshine, but to more first-rate speakers…. Dr Emma Liggins talked us through the rudiments of the Female […]

The Gaskell Conference – Part 1

Our Chair, Libby Tempest looks back the first part of our 2022 Conference, during which strong women, spectacular scenery and equally spectacularly ice cream are all splendidly celebrated.   Would […]

The Gaskells in Wales

To celebrate our forthcoming Conference in Caernarfon, North Wales, Dr Diane Duffy has revisited the works and letters of Elizabeth and her family to learn more about their links with Wales. 

Croeso I Gymru – Welcome to Wales

This year the Gaskell Society Conference goes to Caernarfon. Dr Diane Duffy explores Elizabeth’s associations with North Wales and finds they’re very mixed. 

Confessions of a Nervous Chair….

It’s hard to imagine a more nerve-wracking scenario than Newish Chairwoman organising and chairing her first conference for such a well-respected literary society as the Gaskell Society. NOT helped by […]