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Join Elizabeth Gaskell's House for an online talk in honour of International Day of Peace with this timely talk on William Gaskell’s sermon about peace, following the Crimean War. Dr Ingrid Hanson, Honorary Research Fellow at Manchester University, will discuss Rev Gaskell’s sermon and its echoes in Elizabeth Gaskell’s own fiction. The talk will start at 7pm and last for approx 45 minutes, followed by a short Q&A session. Tickets are £3 The instructions for joining the talk will be…Find out more »
Researching Unitarian Women, with special reference to Elizabeth Gaskell's friendship networks We're online via Zoom again for October and we're delighted to welcome Ann Peart. Ann will talk about her motivation for beginning research on Unitarian women, and explore some of the issues that have arisen. She will then go on to talk more specifically about the some of the women featured in her recent book on Unitarian women who formed part of Elizabeth Gaskell’s friendship networks. Ann Peart is…Find out more »
Join us online to discover the 1840s Manchester of Elizabeth Gaskell’s first novel, Mary Barton. Back by popular demand, the Gaskell Society's Dr Diane Duffy will lead you on a literary journey of discovery of the places, buildings and landmarks of the city as featured in the book, with extracts from the text to map the way. This fascinating talk will interest anyone who wants to find out more about historical Manchester in Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing. Tickets are £3. ** Ticket sales…Find out more »
Everyone loves a traditional Victorian Christmas! Get your mince pies ready, pull up your favourite chair, and join us online for a cosy Christmassy evening, as the Gaskell Society's Anthony Burton reveals just how Manchester celebrated Christmas in the Victorian era. This online talk will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short Q&A session afterwards Tickets £3 ** Ticket sales will cease one day before the event starts, in order to allow time to send out joining…Find out more »
Victorian households had a strict class hierarchy but was it really all like Downton Abbey? What did servants do on a daily basis and what was a life ‘in service’ like? The middle classes often complained of the ‘Servant Problem’ but how were relations between the Gaskell family and their servants at 84 Plymouth Grove? Find out more in this revealing talk by the Gaskelll Society's Anthony Burton. The talk will be approx 45 minutes long, with time for a…Find out more »