Syllabus of Meetings 2019

Members of the Melbourne Dickens Fellowship hold regular meetings at The Faichney Room

Toorak Uniting Church, 603 Toorak Rd, Toorak, Victoria starting 7:30pm for 7:45pm
We welcome visitors. Please just come along & announce yourself. (Map)

If you have any questions or are interested in joining, please CONTACT US


Event / Presentation

Friday February 8th Birthday Dinner: Guest Speaker Peter Craven
March 20th Introduction to Hard Times: Elisabeth Neales
Hard Times is our book of the year. Elisabeth Neales will outline the plot and introduce the main characters. Short readings by members of the Fellowship will remind those who have not read the novel recently and introduce it to those who have never read it.
April 17th From Coketown to Lyon: Brian Ruck
May 15th The Children of Dickens: Elna Estcourt
June 19th Mills and Mill-Owners: Alan Dilnot
July 17th The President’s Night: Dennis Marriott
August 21st (1) Education in the 19th Century: Catherine Davison, Jan Pearse and Renata McKay
(2) Divorce in England in the 1850s: Lindsey Burton
Nominations for Office Bearers and Committee
September 18th Annual General Meeting and Elections
Newer Members’ Night
October 16th (1) Names in Dickens: Carmel Hurst and Shirley Anderson
(2) The Circus in Hard Times: Veronica Delafosse
November 20th Dickens, Deafness and Dr Marigold: Andrew Gemmell
December 11th Christmas Party
Traditional Readings, Music, Singing, Presents, Raffle and Supper.