Upcoming Events


Regular meeting venue:  St Swithin’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea, Portsmouth. (To navigate to the car park at the rear of the building use PO5 2QZ).

We usually meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 14:30 to 16:30, except for July and August. We are a friendly group and new members are always welcome.  To find out more, please contact:

Secretary: Geoffrey Christopher – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 023 92 664 205 
Chair: Tim Suffolk - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 023 9238 8870

A typical meeting will consist of:

  • An informative and entertaining lecture from a guest speaker
  • A discussion on some aspect of our chosen Dickens Book of the Year
  • Refreshments break (tea/coffee/ biscuits available for a small fee.)

The Portsmouth Birthplace branch of the Dickens fellowship has connections with Dickens Birthplace Museum: https://charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk/ 
and meets monthly for an afternoon of good Dickensian fellowship under the Chairmanship of Tim Suffolk.
For further information, please click here.

 Please note the conference this year will be at the slightly later date of 5-8 August 2024, at Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight. Further details here.

 

12
March

Great Expectations: What is a Gentleman?

Venue: St Swithuns Church Hall, Waverley Rd, Southsea, Portsmouth
09
April

Hands in Great Expectations and The Artful Dickens

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
14
May

Great Expectations: Romantic Trauma and symbolism

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
11
June

Great Expectations: Educating Women

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
10
September

Great Expectations on stage and screen

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
08
October

Great Expectations: Transportation & Convicts

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
12
November

AGM

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
10
December

Dickens Christmas Occasion

Venue: St Swithun’s Church Hall, Waverley Road, Southsea. PO5 2PL
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