The Dickens Fellowship, founded in 1902, is a worldwide association of people who share an interest in the life and works of Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870). For more information about our organisation visit the organisation page.

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Message from the President

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The Dickensian's back issues, from 1905 onwards, are available electronically, and word-searchable, through ProQuest publishers. Individual subscribers to The Dickensian are given complimentary access to these online resources, for personal use only, by application to Geoff Dicks

Dickens Fellowship Conference 2016 in Aberdeen


The annual conference of the Dickens Fellowship will take place at the University of Aberdeen over the period Wednesday 20th – Monday 25th July.  Further details and an opportunity to book for the event can be found via the link:

For those who would prefer to print off and post their booking form, or who would prefer to book alternative accommodation, please see the documents below.

  1. Accomodations
  2. Accomodations Form
  3. Postal Registration Form


Tony Jordan To Propose 'Immortal Memory' Toast At London Birthday Dinner

As Dickens’s birthday in 2016 falls on a Sunday, the annual Fellowship Birthday Dinner in London will take place on the evening of Monday 8th February.  The venue will be the Royal Over-Seas League in St. James’s Street, London SW1.  In the Chair will be Fellowship President Dr Tony Williams.  The Fellowship is delighted that the toast to The Immortal Memory of Charles Dickens’ will be proposed by award-winning television script-writer Mr Tony Jordan, whose twenty-part series ‘Dickensian’ is due to be screened by the BBC from Christmas. The series, with Stephen Rea, Pauline Collins, Caroline Quentin and Peter Firth amongst a starry cast, has characters from various novels meeting with and interacting with each other in the streets of London. For further details and a booking form, see the entry in the All The Year Round section on this page.  It promises to be an enjoyable and informative occasion.  

Restoration of Mary Hogarth's Grave Celebrated

Mary Hogarth Grave

On Saturday 13 June members of the Dickens Fellowship and Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery gathered at the site of Mary Hogarth’s grave to celebrate the Fellowship’s restoration of her monument. 
Current President of the Fellowship Professor Jenny Hartley and immediate past President Mark Dickens are pictured with the restored headstone, which bears the epitaph composed by Dickens for his sister-in-law.  The other picture is of the monument prior to work commencing. Both pictures courtesy of Signe Hoffos. Many thanks are extended to all involved in achieving this restoration after one hundred and sixty eight years. 
Mary Hogarth Grave

The inscription recording the restoration of the monument by the Dickens Fellowship courtesy of Signe Hoffos


This Web Site is dedicated to the late Martha Rosso  (1922 - 2003)

A member of the Philadelphia Branch for over 35 years, Martha Rosso (née Pamplin) was one of the Fellowship's most dynamic and best loved figures. She contributed unstintingly to its business right to the very end of her life. Click here to read more about Martha Rosso.