Syllabus of Meetings 2020

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)

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Due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the monthly meetings will be cancelled until such time that it will be safe to recommence them.
Depending upon that time we will have to do some juggling with the presentations in consultation with the speakers.



Event / Presentation

Friday February 14th The Dickens 208th Birthday Commemoration Dinner: Guest Speaker: Lucy Sussex. 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Wednesday March 18th Introduction to David Copperfield: Elisabeth Neales
In this introduction to David Copperfield, 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.
Wednesday April 15th Education in David Copperfield: Alan Dilnot
Wednesday May 20th The Women in David Copperfield: Brian Ruck
Wednesday June 17th Dickens and Music: Alan Dilnot
Wednesday July 15th The President’s Night: Dennis Marriott
Wednesday August 19th (1) Attitudes to Booze: Comic and Serious Drinking in David Copperfield: Veronica Delafosse
(2) Alms Houses: Renata McKay
(3) Dickens and Antarctica: Veronica Delafosse
(4) Nominations for Office Bearers and Committee
(1) TBC
(2) TBC

(3) TBC
(4) Nomination forms available at the Meeting.
Wednesday September 16th (1) Annual General Meeting and Elections
(2) The Actors: Dickens in Film and Television: Jan Pearce
(3) Chapters, Words and Music in David Copperfield: Patricia Wiltshire
(1) TBC
(2) TBC

(3) TBC
Wednesday October 21st (1) Mid 19th Century Portraiture: the Portrayal of Children in Image and Word: Barbara Sharpe
(2) The Sea in David Copperfield: Nita Jawary
(1) TBC.
(2) TBC
Wednesday November 18th The Sex Industry in Dickens’ London: Lyndsey Burton
Wednesday December 9th Christmas Party (for Members)
Traditional Readings, Music, Singing, Presents, Raffle and Supper.