Syllabus of Meetings 2024

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 unless the event is for members only. Please just come along & announce yourself. (Map)

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

Upcoming presentations and speakers are also listed on the home page.



Event / Presentation

Friday February 9th

The Dickens 212th Birthday Commemoration Dinner: Guest Speaker: Dr Stephen Cordner speaking on a forensic view of the deaths in Oliver Twist

6:30pm for 7:00pm, Matthaei Room, University House, Cnr Tin Alley & 112 Professors’ Walk, University of Melbourne, Parkville.

Wednesday March 20th

Introduction to Oliver Twist (for Members only): Andrew Gemmell

Wednesday April 17th

Oliver Twist in film and print: Nita Jawary

Wednesday May 15th

Mrs Joseph Porter: Frances Hudson

Wednesday June 19th

The President’s Night: Brian Ruck

Wednesday July 17th

TBC: Alan Dilnot

Wednesday August 21st

What’s in a name? From orphan to adoptee: Oliver Leeford Monks Twist Brownlow: Veronica Delafosse

Wednesday September 18th

(1) Annual General Meeting and Elections

(2) Jewish life in London: Oliver Twist: Pamela Chaikin-Badoer

Wednesday October 16th

The fabulous Fagins: Terry Hayes

Wednesday November 20th

Child portraiture in word and image: 1830-1870: Barbara Sharpe

Wednesday December 11th (Second Wednesday)

Christmas Party (for Members only)

Traditional Readings, Quiz, Singing, and Supper.