The Gaskell Society and its partners host a year-round programme of meetings and special events, most of which are open to everyone. We’re very friendly – and we’d love to meet you, whether or not you choose to join the Society.
Christmas Buffet Lunch
3 December, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm£12.50 – £14.50
The Agony & the Recipe: the Victorian Invention of the Woman’s Magazine
A talk by Margaret Beethan, Lecturer (Retired), Dept. of English, Manchester Metropolitan University
Margaret has published extensively on Victorian women’s magazines: her book A Magazine of Her Own? Domesticity & Desire in the Women’s Magazine, 1800-1914 asks the question – ‘Was the 19th century woman’s magazine like a corset – a source of pleasure or an instrument of control?’ She is also the joint author of Victorian Women’s Magazines: an Anthology.
Entry (which includes lunch) – £12.50 members; £14 non-members. Advanced bookings – made and paid for by 30th November – essential
Cheques to be made payable to the Gaskell Society. To book, please contact:
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.