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The Gaskell Society Annual General Meeting

Saturday 14 April, 2018, 11:30 am - 4:30 pm

£15 – £17.50


 Saturday, 14th April at Cross Street Chapel, Manchester.

10.00 am: Tea and Coffee

10.30 am: AGM

 11.30 am.: The Daphne Carrick Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Lucy Hanks, taking as her title, Whose line is it anyway? William Gaskell’s Revisions on The Life of Charlotte Brontё.

Lucy is a PhD student at the University of Manchester, who analyses the markings and revisions on manuscripts. Her talk will explain her interest in Elizabeth Gaskell’s literary relationship with Charlotte Brontё, her research at the John Rylands Library and British Library and her contribution to a forthcoming exhibition.

12.45 pm (approx) lunch

2.15pm: Joanna Williams will be talking on The People’s Champion: Abel Heywood, Mayor of Manchester.

Joanna will explore Heywood’s origins, motives and aspirations, and his material and spiritual development. We will discover his main achievements – particularly as a political and social campaigner – and of course his role in the construction and inauguration of the Town Hall.

Joanna, a native of the Manchester area, studied history at the University of Manchester at undergraduate and post graduate level. After lecturing for the Department of Extra-Mural Studies, she taught history at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Her fascination with the Nineteenth Century stemmed from her sixth form teaching, enabling her to achieve a lifelong ambition by publishing this, her first biography: Manchester’s Radical Mayor,  Abel Heywood


All are welcome to both the talks and the lunch, but pre-booking and payment is essential. please fill in the booking form below.

Members of the Gaskell Society can, of course attend the AGM and new members are always welcome.  If you wish to join see the website: gaskellsociety.co.uk

I/we shall/shall not/ be attending the AGM    £15 with lunch          non-members  £17.50

£7.50 without lunch    non-members  £10 (please specify)

Please make cheques payable to The Gaskell Society

and send to Mrs Pam Griffiths, 37 Buckingham Drive, Knutsford , Cheshire. WA16 8LH

Tel: 01565 651761    mobile: 07792 241290    

by Monday 9th April 2018.


Saturday 14 April, 2018
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
£15 – £17.50
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Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL United Kingdom
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