12th January

New Year’s Social, with Dickens Quiz. Subscriptions due

2nd February

Professor Catherine Waters, Professor of Victorian Literature and Print Culture, University of Kent. “ 'An Evening with Charles Dickens' on the Nineteenth-Century Lecture Circuit.”

9th February

THE BROADSTAIRS BIRTHDAY ZOOM: Professor Malcolm Andrews, Emeritus Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies, University of Kent. David Copperfield and Love”. Email to register for Link: info@broadstairsdickensfellowship.com

12th February

Happy Birthday Mr Dickens! at The Pavilion, Broadstairs, at 3 pm. “The Jellyby Family” from Bleak House by Charles Dickens performed by the Dickens Declaimers. (Open to the
public: plus a cream tea -details to follow)

2nd March

Dr Tony Williams, Past President of the Dickens Fellowship, Associate Editor of The Dickensian, Honorary Academic Advisor to the Charles Dickens Museum, London, Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Humanities, University of Buckingham, Honorary Life Member and Former Joint General Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship. “Taking the ‘impress from the moving age’: Charles Dickens and Railways.”

6th April

Maria Moxon M.A. of the Gaskell Society, “Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell: A Relationship in Print”.

27th April

THE BROADSTAIRS DICKENS FAMILY ZOOM: Lucinda Hawksley , Dickens’ great, great, great granddaughter talks about her new book “Dickens and Travel”. Email to register for Link: info@broadstairsdickensfellowship.com

4th May

Professor John Mullan, University College, London. Title to be advised

11th May

Annual Dinner at the Pavilion, Broadstairs, 7.30pm. Guest of Honour, Gerald Dickens, (Details to follow)

1st June

Paul Lewis, Freelance Writer and Broadcaster, Editor of Wilkie Collins’s letters and Secretary of the Wilkie Collins Society. “Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens and Money - the Financial Relationship of two great Victorian writers.”

8th June

THE BROADSTAIRS COMMEMORATIVE ZOOM: Paul Graham, Honorary General Secretary of the Dickens Fellowship: “The Dickens Fellowship at 120.” Email to register for Link: info@broadstairsdickensfellowship.com

11th June

Celebrating Charles Dickens” at the Pavilion, Broadstairs, (commemorating Dickens’s death 9th June 1870) a performance of “Nicholas and Smike join the Theatricals” from Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, performed by The Dickens Declaimers. (Open to the public: plus a cream tea - details to follow)

6th July

Dr Rosalind Crone, Senior Lecturer, History School of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University. “Revisiting Dickens’s World: Some Thoughts from a 19th Century Social Historian.”

3rd August

Proposed outing to Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum, Portsmouth. (Members only. Details to follow).

7th September

Outdoor meeting in Nuckell’s Gardens at 3 pm, with wine and a performance by The Dickens Declaimers. (Members only).

14th September

A.N. Wilson talks about his book “The Mystery of Charles Dickens”. 5th October Dr Jacquie Stamp, “Dickens and the Arctic”.

2nd November

Annual General Meeting (members only)

7th December

Christmas Social with seasonal refreshments and a performance by The Dickens Declaimers.

14th December

THE BROADSTAIRS CHRISTMAS ZOOM – Professor Jerry White, Historian and Author “Where’s That Turkey?” the London Christmas of 1869. Dickens’s last? Email to register for Link: info@broadstairsdickensfellowship.com