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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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.