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.

Please stay safe, dear members, and we hope to see you at our events and meetings again before too long.

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September 2020

The Gaskell Society AGM 2020 – PROVISIONAL NEW DATE

19 September, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Knutsford Methodist Church, Princess Street
Knutsford, WA16 6BY United Kingdom
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We postponed our Annual General Meeting, originally scheduled for 18 April.  We're suggesting this date provisionally but will, of course, follow government advice as it applies nearer the time. Speakers are subject to change, but we will publish updates as we have them. Please also note the changes of venue: we'll be in Knutsford, rather than Manchester.  In the meantime, please save the date and we hope very much to see you there! Stay safe and well ---------------- A warm welcome to our Annual General…

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October 2020

Manchester Meeting – October 2020

6 October, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

We're planning our programme of speakers for the next season, so watch this space - and in the meantime, please save the date and we hope to see you there. Our monthly meetings in Manchester are held on the first Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December).Talks begin at 1:30pm, but doors open at 1.00pm, so please feel free to bring a packed lunch and eat with us. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation…

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Knutsford Meeting – October 2020

28 October, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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November 2020

Manchester Meeting – November 2020

3 November, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

We're planning our programme of speakers for the next season, so watch this space - and in the meantime, please save the date and we hope to see you there. Our monthly meetings in Manchester are held on the first Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December).Talks begin at 1:30pm, but doors open at 1.00pm, so please feel free to bring a packed lunch and eat with us. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation…

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Knutsford Meeting – November 2020

25 November, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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January 2021

Knutsford Meeting – January 2021

Wednesday 27 January, 2021, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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February 2021

Manchester Meeting – February 2021

Tuesday 2 February, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

We're planning our programme of speakers for the next season, so watch this space - and in the meantime, please save the date and we hope to see you there. Our monthly meetings in Manchester are held on the first Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December).Talks begin at 1:30pm, but doors open at 1.00pm, so please feel free to bring a packed lunch and eat with us. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation…

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Knutsford Meeting – February 2021

Wednesday 24 February, 2021, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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March 2021

Manchester Meeting – March 2021

Tuesday 2 March, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street
Manchester, M2 4WG United Kingdom
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£5 – £6

We're planning our programme of speakers for the next season, so watch this space - and in the meantime, please save the date and we hope to see you there. Our monthly meetings in Manchester are held on the first Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December).Talks begin at 1:30pm, but doors open at 1.00pm, so please feel free to bring a packed lunch and eat with us. The chapel provides tea and coffee for a small donation…

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Knutsford Meeting – March 2021

Wednesday 31 March, 2021, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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April 2021

Knutsford Meeting – April 2021

Wednesday 28 April, 2021, 12:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Brook Street Chapel, Adam's Hill
Knutsford, WA16 8DY
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We're currently organising our programme of speakers for the new season, but please keep this date and we'll see you soon, all being well. Our monthly meetings are held on the last Wednesday of each month, between October and April (except December). An excellent buffet lunch is served at 12.30pm followed by a talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, 2-3pm. There will also be a chance to visit the Gaskell Exhibition Room, upstairs in the Chapel Hall building. …

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July 2021

The Gaskell Society Conference 2021

Friday 9 July, 2021 - Monday 12 July, 2021
Celtic Royal Hotel, Bangor Street
Caernarfon, North Wales LL55 1AY United Kingdom
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The theme for our 2021 conference is 'Elizabeth Gaskell and her Contemporaries'. We'll be exploring the lives, works and importance of a number of nineteenth-century women writers.  The event will take place at the Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon, North Wales. More details, including a full timetable and line-up of speakers, will be published here. This really is a very friendly and welcoming conference, so please  - save those dates!

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