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.
Gaskell Society Autumn Meeting
28 September, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Joan Leach Memorial Lecture: ‘Narrating Sexuality’
by Carolyn Lambert
‘The Hollands of Liverpool and Wirral: Merchants, Entrepreneurs and Adventurers’
by John Tiernan.
Samuel Holland of Knutsford (1768-1851) founded the Liverpool branch of the family when he set up business in the expanding seaport in the 1790s. The family became involved in pottery, slate- mining, banking, railways and ship-owning and its members played important (if minor) key roles as part of one of the city’s many influential Unitarian families. John will describe the establishment and growth of the family during the nineteenth century, as well as their links to Elizabeth Gaskell.
John Tiernan spent thirty five years working in Liverpool City Libraries, retiring as Assistant Director. He continued his active professional involvement as Chair of the Liverpool Athenaeum Library Committee between 2004 and 2010. He has an MA from Liverpool University and was Chair of the Liverpool History Society for twelve years: he has also been a Council member of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire since 1997.
Doors open at 10.30am for coffee and our first talk will take place at 11am.
A buffet lunch will be served at around 12.30pm, and our afternoon talk will begin 2pm. The day will finish at 3.30pm
Charges: Members: £17.50 including lunch, or £11 for the talks only.
Non-members are very welcome to join us: £19.50 including lunch, £13 for the talks only.
Please book by 21st September 2019. Download the booking form
As you’ll appreciate, arrangements can change, so please be sure to check details before you leave home.