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Message from the President

Subscribe to The Dickensian and enjoy free access online to all issues from 1905 onwards.

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

Birthday Dinner at Tavistock Square

Dickens’s 206th birthday will be celebrated on Wednesday 7th February in the British Medical Association Headquarters in Tavistock Square – on the site of one of the novelist’s London homes. Professor John Bowen, President of the Fellowship will be in the Chair, and Professor John Carey will propose the toast to ‘The Immortal Memory’. For a booking form – please see the entry for 7th February in the All the Year Round section.

Reading Great Expectations in Cambridge

On Sunday 28th January there will be an afternoon devoted to: Reading Great Expectations’ at the Stapleford Granary, Bury Road, Cambridge. Members of the Dickens Fellowship can book for the event at the student rate of £45.

A Christmas Carol Postbox Installed

Visitors to the Charles Dickens Museum in Doughty Street can also visit, and use, a postbox painted in traditional bronze green that the Post Office have established nearby in Northington Street. Dickens was an enthusiastic user of the Royal Mail, as his voluminous correspondence and personal postbox at Gad’s Hill testify.


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.