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A Love Affair with Cranford

Elizabeth Gaskell's House 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester

A perennial Gaskell favourite is celebrated in this brilliant exhibition at Elizabeth Gaskell's House. The much-loved novel has never been out of print, and from its early serialised incarnation in Charles Dicken’s Household Words to the lovely BBC Television series starring … Continued

Social Lunch in Didsbury

The Didsbury Pub 852 Wilmslow Road, Manchester

Informal lunch/meet up at The Didsbury Pub in East Didsbury, 852 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury,  Manchester M20 2SG close to Fletcher Moss and The Parsonage Gardens. It has been a very long time since we have been able to meet in … Continued

Romance and Reality: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Debt to Sir Walter Scott

Zoom online only, by invitation

An online talk by the Gaskell Society's Dr Diane Duffy. It is hard to imagine the hard-hitting industrial novels written by Elizabeth Gaskell having much in common with the romances of the Middle Ages and early modern England popularised by … Continued

£4.00

Online Tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House – August 2021

Zoom online only, by invitation

Using 360-degree photography, the House's expert guides will bring Manchester’s literary heritage to life via an online tour of 84 Plymouth Grove. From the Morning Room and Study, to the Drawing and Dining Rooms, you’ll learn about Elizabeth’s family life; … Continued

£10.00

Charlotte Brontë and Elizabeth Gaskell – a Friendship

Zoom online only, by invitation

We're thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell's House has joined forces with the Brontë Parsonage Museum to deliver a series of three events that explore the relationship between the the two friends. This introductory talk explores the relationship between these two giants … Continued

£3 – £4

‘This Unlucky Book’ – an online discussion

Zoom online only, by invitation

We're thrilled that Elizabeth Gaskell's House has joined forces with the Brontë Parsonage Museum to deliver a series of three events that explore the relationship between the the two friends. Fact, Fiction and Mythmaking in Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Life of … Continued

£6 – £8

Online Talk – Victorian Children’s Literature: an introduction

Zoom online only, by invitation

Victorian’s Children’s literature gave us many of the classics we all know and love from A Secret Garden to Alice in Wonderland. But what themes from Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing are also present in the children’s literature of the age? And … Continued

£4

The Gaskell Memorial Service 2021

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Every year, on a Sunday close to what would have been Elizabeth Gaskell's birthday, we lay flowers on her grave at Brook Street Chapel in Knutsford. We also lay flowers on the nearby grave of the Gaskell Society's founder, the … Continued

Autumn Meeting 2021

Knutsford Methodist Church Princess Street, Knutsford

Stubborn Facts from the Factories: James Leach & the Industrial Background to Mrs Gaskell's Fiction. We're delighted to welcome Dr Mike Sanders, who'll be guest speaker at our Autumn meeting - our first 'live' meeting since since March 2020! We … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel – October 2021

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street, Manchester

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – October 2021

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel – November 2021

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street, Manchester

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – November 2021

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Online Talk – Christmas Customs

Zoom online only, by invitation

Bringing some festive cheer from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to your home! Sit back with a mince pie and enjoy the Gaskell Society's Anthony Burton’s talk about seasonal customs from Christmases past. The Victorians rediscovered many traditional customs, from wassail bowls … Continued

£4

Knutsford Meeting – January 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel – February 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street, Manchester

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – February 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

Manchester Meeting at Cross Street Chapel – March 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street, Manchester

After a long absence, we're very much hoping to be able to meet in person again at Cross Street Chapel in central Manchester.  Details of our speaker and theme will be confirmed in the coming months, but in the meantime, … Continued

£5 – £6

Knutsford Meeting – March 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Society Annual General Meeting 2022

Cross Street Chapel Cross Street, Manchester

Our Annual General Meeting takes place at Cross Street Chapel in April 2022. All Gaskell Society members are welcome for the morning session /AGM. Non-members can join us for the talk, details of which will be confirmed a little nearer the time. Save the date! … Continued

£15 – £17.50

Knutsford Meeting – April 2022

Brook Street Chapel Adam's Hill, Knutsford

Our monthly meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, between October and April (except December). Bring your own packed lunch from 1pm and then enjoy a friendly and informal talk and discussion, led by Dr Diane Duffy, … Continued

£5 – £6

The Gaskell Society Conference 2022

Celtic Royal Hotel Bangor Street, Caernarfon

Our postponed 2021 Conference is going ahead in 2022! Save the dates: 8th - 11th July, 2022. We still intend to hold our Conference in Caernarfon, as North Wales was a place of such significance in Elizabeth Gaskell's life. And … Continued