|Wed 20 Nov 2013 'Colonial Dickens' Presented By Susan Martin & Kylie Mirmohamadi|
The authors of the recently published book "Colonial Dickens" discuss their work.
|Wed 16 Oct 2013 'Dickens the Traveller' Presented By Margaret & John Leonard|
Dickens travels in Europe and elsewhere.
|Wed 18 Sep 2013 'No Thoroughfare' Presented By Alan Dilnot|
An account of one of Dickens's lesser known works.
Including AGM and elections
|Wed 21 Aug 2013 'Away With Melancholy: Songs in Dickens' Presented By Eileen Nelson|
Sing along with Eileen
|Wed 17 Jul 2013 'Drawing Dickens: The Later Illustrators' Presented By Dennis Marriott|
An examination of the work of the artists who illustrated Dickens's later works.
|Wed 19 Jun 2013 'President's night: Humour in Dickens' Presented By Andrew Gemmell|
Members present their favourite Dickens funny bits
|Wed 15 May 2013 'Humour in Sketches by Boz' Presented By Lyndsey Burton|
Concentrating particularly on the lighter Sketches
|Wed 17 Apr 2013 'The Impact of Sketches by Boz' Presented By Alan Dilnot|
An account of the public's reception of our work of the year.
|Wed 20 Mar 2013 'Introduction to Sketches by Boz' Presented By Elisabeth Neales|
Concentrating on the Sketches under the subtitle of:
|Fri 08 Feb 2013 'Annual ticketed event' Presented By Melbourne Dickens Fellowship|
The 201st birthday of the celebrated author.
Nich Hudson of Hudson Publishing on
"The Changing Face of Publishing"
|Wed 12 Dec 2012 'Christmas Party'|
|Wed 21 Nov 2012 'Dickens and William Howitt' Presented By Dr. Grace Moore|
Dr. Grace Moore from the University of Melbourne will present a talk on William Howitt's journalism for Charles Dickens
|Wed 17 Oct 2012 'Dickens & The Theatre: Part 2' Presented By John Leonard|
|Wed 19 Sep 2012 'George Silverman's Explanation' Presented By Alan Dilnot|
incl AGM & Elections
|Wed 15 Aug 2012 '“Leisure Pursuits in the Countryside in the time of Dickens”' Presented By see below|
Country leisure pursuits with reference to The Old Curiosity Shop.
Punch and Judy.....Pat Amor
The Races..........Sue Prior
Waxworks shows.....Eileen Nelson
Children's Games...Lyndsey Burton
Nominations for Office Bearers & Committee
|Wed 18 Jul 2012 'New Members' Night'|
|Wed 20 Jun 2012 'President's Night' Presented By Brian Ruck|
|Wed 16 May 2012 'Playing Miss Havisham' Presented By Helen Moulder|
|Wed 18 Apr 2012 'The Old Curiosity Shop: Outlaws and In-Laws' Presented By Alan Dilnot|
|Wed 21 Mar 2012 'Introduction to The Old Curiosity Shop' Presented By Elisabeth Neales|
|Fri 10 Feb 2012 'Dickens Birthday Weekend'|
Friday 10th February 2.00pm Trinity College Library, Melbourne University.
Tour of the Dickens Collection
Saturday 11th February Dickens Bicentenary Dinner: 6.30 for 7.00pm at University House, University of Melbourne. Guest Speaker Dr. Barry Jones AO (Ticketed event)
Sunday 12th February 2.00pm at the English Speaking Union:
Characters from Dickens.
Presented by the Theatre of the Winged Unicorn
|Wed 14 Dec 2011 'Christmas Party'|
Readings, Music, Supper & more
|Sun 11 Dec 2011 'Lunch with Lillian' Presented By Professor Lillian Nayder|
Professor Lillian Nayder, who is professor of English at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, USA, has written a biography of Catherine Dickens, called "The Other Dickens, a Life Of Catherine Hogarth". Professor Nayder will be visiting Melbourne in December and we have arranged a barbeque lunch on Sunday December 11th to welcome her. After lunch, she will talk to us about the biography, the challenges she faced in reconstructing Mrs Dickens' life and the discoveries that helped her to meet these challenges.
Andrew Gemmell and Lyndsey Burton have very generously offered their homes as the venue for this event. We do urge our members to put the date in their diaries, as it should be a very interesting and enjoyable occasion.
|Wed 16 Nov 2011 'Petticoats & Waistcoats' Presented By Elna Estcourt|
|Wed 19 Oct 2011 'Dickens on both sides of the footlights' Presented By John Leonard|
|Wed 21 Sep 2011 'Readings from American Literature' Presented By David Chandler (Co-ordinator)|
This is also the night of our AGM & Elections.
|Sat 20 Aug 2011 '' Presented By Adelphi Players|
Details to follow
|Wed 17 Aug 2011 'President's Night' Presented By Brian Ruck|
Whatever treat our president decides to engage for us.
|Wed 20 Jul 2011 'Three Eminent Victorians' Presented By Margaret Leonard (Co-ordinator)|
|Wed 15 Jun 2011 'Dickens and America' Presented By Andrew Gemmell & Lyndsey Burton|
The joys and disappointments of Dickens's two visits to the USA
|Wed 18 May 2011 'Katie' Presented By Lucinda Hawksley|
A Special Meeting at which Lucinda Hawksley, Dickens's great great great granddaughter, will speak about her researches into the life of Dickens's daughter Katie. Lucinda Hawksley is an art historian and author of "Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel", and of "Katie, the Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter" "
|Wed 06 Apr 2011 'Money & Murder' Presented By Dr Alan Dilnot|
Money & murder in Martin Chuzzlewit
|Wed 16 Mar 2011 'Introduction to Martin Chuzzlewit' Presented By Elisabeth Neales|
Elisabeth will give us an introduction to the characters, situations and plotlines of this year's featured book.
|Sun 27 Feb 2011 'Martin Chuzzlewit' Presented By Julian Clarke|
Members & their guests only presentation of the BBC adaption, starring Paul Schofield. Should you wish to attend but are not a member, please contact the society by email.
|Fri 11 Feb 2011 'Dickens & Midwifery' Presented By Dr Sonia Allen|
Annual birthday dinner, with guest speaker Dr Sonia Allen.
This meeting is not a normal monthly meeting & tickets must be bought in advance.
|Wed 08 Dec 2010 'Christmas Party'|
|Wed 17 Nov 2010 'Dickens' Minor Characters' Presented By Elisabeth Neales|
|Wed 20 Oct 2010 'Hearing the Chimes' Presented By Dr Alan Dilnot|
An insight into The Chimes.
|Wed 15 Sep 2010 'AGM & New Members' Night'|
Annual General Meeting followed by readings chosen & read by members who have joined during the last 2 or 3 years.
|Wed 18 Aug 2010 'President's Night' Presented By Brian Ruck|
Whatever fancy takes our illustrious president.
|Wed 21 Jul 2010 'Another Twist on Oliver' Presented By Julian Clarke|
So you think you know the story of 'Oliver Twist'?
|Wed 16 Jun 2010 'Naughty Boys and Nasty Boys' Presented By Eileen Nelson|
An amusing & insightful talk about he different levels of misbehaviour by Dickens' young males.
|Wed 19 May 2010 'Food, Glorious Food' Presented By Margaret Leonard|
An insight to food in the 19th Century (no recipes or food supplied).
|Wed 21 Apr 2010 'Poor Laws' Presented By Andrew Gemmell & Lindsey Burton|
An overview of the Poor Laws and their relation to the Workhouse and Oliver Twist.
|Wed 17 Mar 2010 'Introduction To Oliver Twist' Presented By Elisabeth Neales|
An introduction to the story and characters in 'Oliver Twist'.