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Events



August

10 August: Thomas Bewick's
birthday celebrations at Cherryburn.  From 1pm to 4pm.  Light afternoon conversation from 2pm to 3pm.  At Cherryburn, Station Road, Mickley Sq, near Stocksfield, Northumberland.  Admission charge. National Trust and Bewick Society members free.

29 - 31 August: Bronte Society conference, at the Scarman Conference Centre, Warwick University.  Visit their website for details.

30 August: The Friends of the Dymock Poets are holding a cider supper, celebrating the Dympock Poets cider supper of 100 years ago.  t Weston's Cider Scrumpy House Restaurant, Much Marcle, near Ledbury - 7 pm - tickets £25 per person. Contact the Friends for detail.



September

2 September: the Trollope Society (Cambridge) is holding a seminar on He Knew He Was Right. Contact michael@thecleeve.freeserve.co.uk.

3 September: The Chichester Literary Society event: Dickens' Portsmouth.  For detail visit www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.

5 September: The Chichester Literary Society are holding a talk: The Life and Work of Max McDonald Gill, by Caroline Walker.  Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.

5 - 7 September: Wadham College, Oxford, Poets of World War I Conference.

9 September: The Trollope Society (London)
is holding a seminar on Can You Forgive Her? Contact martin.chown@cantab.net.

10 - 13 September: The David Jones Society is running a conference, David Jones: Christian Modernist, in Oxford.  Organised by the Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regents Park College, Oxford, and the Modernism and Christianity Project, University of Bergen. Details at modernismchristianity.org/david-jones-conference.

11 September: The Bewick Society AGM, in the lecture theatre of the Literary and Philosophical Society, with a talk by local wood engraver Chris Daunt. At 6pm, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Free admission.  Contact bewick.society@newcastle.ac.uk.

11-13 September: A conference with the Ford Madox Ford SocietyCosmopolis, Ford Madox Ford and the Cultures of Paris - in Paris.  Visit their website for detail.

17 September: The Trollope Society is holding a seminar on Trollope in York.  For detail contact peter.lee@york.ac.uk.

30 September: The Trollope Society (Edinburgh) is holding a seminar on The Golden Lion of Granpere. Contact jdover@post.harvard.edu.


 
October

3 October: The Chichester Literary Society talk: Peter Lovesey: What next? A short story laid bare. Detail at www.chichesterliterarysociety.co.uk.

5 or 12 October: The Trollope Society is holding a walk in the footsteps of Trollope, in London. For more detail, contact martin.chown@cantab.net.

11 October: A joint Bewick Society and Natural History Society of Northumbria lecture: Hidden Treasures: The Drawings of Thomas Bewick (by Keir Davidson), at 1pm in the Clore Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor Hancock Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Free admission.  Contact bewick.society@newcastle.ac.uk.

18 October: Thomas Bewick and His Apprentices, an exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne.  Free admission.

25 October: The J B Priestley Society is sponsoring a one day conference on The Actual and the Real: Priestley, Documentary, Realism and Democracy 1930-1945 - in the Priestley Room of the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, from 10 am to 5 pm.  Tickets are £15 for Society members; and £22 for non-members.  Booking via k.e.smith436@btinternet.com.

30 October: The Trollope Society (London) has its AGM and Lecture. Contact susan.cooper@talktalk.net.


 
November

6 November: A Gliterary Lunch at the Oran Mor.  For detail visit www.gliterarylunches.com.

11 November: The Trollope Society (Edinburgh) is holding a seminar on Dr Wortle's School.  Contact jdover@post.harvard.edu.

20 November: The Trollope Society (York) is holding a seminar on Trollope in York.  For detail contact peter.lee@york.ac.uk.  



December 2014

4 December: A gliterary lunch at the George Hotel.  For detail visit www.gliterarylunches.com



May 2015

16 - 17 May: The Walmsley Society AGM and Gathering in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.  Visit their website at www.walmsleysoc.org

30 - 31 May: The ALS AGM weekend, hosted by the Trollope Society, in York. 
 



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