Given the current Covid-19 outbreak, our committee has taken the decision to cancel or postpone our events until further notice. At time of writing, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House has closed its doors until a planned review in July. All events listed are subject to change or cancellation.

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Christmas Buffet Lunch

Tuesday 3 December, 2019, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£12.50 – £14.00

The Agony & the Recipe: the Victorian Invention of the Woman’s Magazine

A talk by Margaret Beetham, 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: Pam Griffiths, Gaskell Society Secretary


Tuesday 3 December, 2019
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£12.50 – £14.00


The Portico Library
57 Mosley Street
Manchester, M2 3FF
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0161 236 6785


The Gaskell Society

As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.