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Knutsford Meeting: Mary Barton Session 4
24 April, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm£10 – £11
Dr Diane Duffy will be leading this last discussion on Mary Barton.
In the final meeting we will look at money. Make a note of when you come across the mention of money and in what context-you may be surprised at the frequency.
Gaskell sometimes looks at money being present in transactions and sometimes she studies the effects of its absence, but in every case it is of prime importance. I will choose some examples to study and send out references nearer the time.
Prior to the discussion there will be the usual delicious buffet lunch served at 12:30 pm. The discussion will begin at 2 pm. and finish at 3 pm. Doors open at 12:15 pm.
These are always lively and interesting discussions and we welcome all who enjoy Elizabeth Gaskell’s novels, either to the discussion only or to the lunch.
Charges: Members: £10 incl lunch Discussion only: £5
Non-members: £11 incl lunch. Discussion only: £6 All are welcome
Please remember, if you are having lunch, to bring along your own plate, dish and mug, plus cutlery
There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room on the first floor and also to visit the changing exhibitions in the Chapel itself.
Brook Street Chapel Hall is accessed directly from Adams Hill, on the opposite side to Knutsford Railway Station (pedestrian crossing at traffic lights).
.NB The Knutsford meetings take place on the last Wednesday of every month from October to April, excluding December.