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Elizabeth Gaskell - Novelist, Philanthropist & Friend of the Famous

Talks/Lectures

Event Description

This best-selling novelist wrote about some of the often controversial social issues of her day and moved in a wide circle of 19th-century personalities. Her books are still immensely popular, and “North and South” and “Cranford” deal with some of the changes brought about by the new industrial age and its’ upheavals. Her books have been the subject of acclaimed TV adaptations.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Margaret

Margaret has taught as a qualified lecturer in further, higher and adult education for over 33 years, and currently teaches English Literature and History in adult education. For many years, she has given talks to various different clubs, societies and other organisations, including Rotary and Probus Clubs, U3A’s, WI’s, Townswomen’s Guilds and Archaeological & Historical Societies. She writes a book review each month and contributes short local history topics for a community radio station, alongside writing published articles for the Brontë Society, the Jane Austen Society, Community Archives and the British Association for Local History. Her aim is that her talks are informative and interesting, with a touch of humour!

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!