CALENDAR TROLLOPE BICENTENARY YEAR 2015
WINTER/SPRING/SUMMER
N.B. This calendar is regularly updated, so do check it for new events and/or further details. The various seminar groups are a great success and very active. Contacts are given below. If your part of the world is not featured why not consider starting one up. The Trollope Society would be happy to provide contact details.

STOP PRESS

2015 is the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope's birth on April 24th 1815. The Trollope Society and other organisations (such as the British Library, the Post Office, the BBC, the Catholic University of Leuven and Oxford University) have planned a whole series of events to celebrate this anniversary, many details of which are given in this link (if a password request appears please ignore it. Just press OK until it opens). Where full details are known they are included in this calendar below.

The Worldwide Great Barset BALLOONATHON took place on Saturday February 7th, 2015.

MR TROLLOPE LEAVES HIS VISITING CARD! An exciting new photograph, believed to have been created for use as a visiting card, has recently been discovered among the Trollope family papers in Australia and it provides some interesting pictorial information about the family. This will be of particular interest to all Trollope enthusiasts as the New Year ushers in the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope’s birth in 1815 and a full programme of commemorative events and activities will be taking place throughout both the UK and the rest of the World. Click here for further details.

THE LOST CHRONICLE OF OMNIUM, ‘The rebirth of ‘The Duke’s Children’. Initially Anthony Trollope had intended that ‘The Duke’s Children’ should be published in four volumes . His publisher insisted it was too long and in the event Anthony had the formidable task of cutting out approximately one quarter of the original text so that it was finally reduced to three volumes. At last it is about to be published in full as a fine edition by the Folio Society in collaboration with the Trollope Society. Click here for further details.

Please note the publication of Nigel Starck's new book "An Australasian Odyssey" which was launched at Casewick Hall on 22nd June 2014.
Copies are available from the Trollope Society at a cost of £25 including postage (within the UK). Please contact Susan Cooper at info@trollopesociety.org.

The Trollope Jupiter gives an accounts of recent Trollope events, including the recent London seminar on the adaptation of John Caldigate into a graphic novel.

The Trollope Society of New York celebrated its annual dinner on May 8th 2014 at the The Knickerbocker Club in New York. Presentations were given by the President of the New York Society Randolph Williams and by the Chairman of the London based Trollope Society Michael Williamson. These presentations can be downloaded by clicking on each name.

For those interested in the events scheduled for our sister Society in New York, please visit http://www.trollopeusa.org.
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Tuesday 3rd March to Sunday June 7th 2015

BRITISH LIBRARY

A Trollope Display will run in the Sir John Ritblat Gallery: Treasures of the British Library. Entry will be free of charge during the British Library's normal opening hours.

Friday April 10th 2015

VICTORIA GLENDINNING

"GETTING TO KNOW ANTHONY TROLLOPE", a talk by Victoria Glendinning will be given at the Tolman Centre, Constantine, Falmouth, Cornwall.
For details contact Mrs Gia Shaw at gia@treworval.com

Saturday April 11th to Saturday June 20th 2015

LOWEWOOD MUSEUM, HODDESDON

Opening Ceremony April 4th 2105
Anthony Trollope Day April 25th 2015
A Trollope Exhibition will be on display throughout the period.

For details contact Carly Hearn.

Tuesday April 21st 2015

GUIDED TOUR

Guided tour of St George's Bloomsbury (where Anthony was christened)
For details contact Lucia Costanzo at lucia.costanzo@trollopesociety.org

Wednesday April 22nd 2015
6.00pm to 8.30pm

BOOK LAUNCH

Evening launch of John Francis McCourt's new book "Writing the Frontier: Anthony Trollope Between Britain and Ireland" at the Irish Embassy in Grosvenor Place. Members requiring a ticket should contact the Trollope Society at info@trollopesociety.org as soon as possible.

Thursday April 23rd 2015
6.00pm to 8.30pm

BRITISH LIBRARY EVENT

In the British Library Conference Centre (Auditorium). A celebration of Anthony Trollope: Exhibition and evening event. Panel discussion chaired by Geordie Greig. Refreshments. Tickets will be available via their website or their Box Office.

Friday April 24th, 2015

200th ANNIVERSARY BIRTHDAY DINNER

To be held at The Athenaeum

Guest speakers will include the Rt Hon Lord Fellowes DL and John Francis McCourt: Tickets at £135 each are now available through the Trollope Society.

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact the Trollope Society Office info@trollopesociety.org

Friday April 24th, 2015

BOOK GIVING

In partnership with Oxford University Press. We will be holding a book giving event during the Dinner. However, why not join in and give a Trollope book to someone you know? Let us know who you give the book to and ask the recipient to let know what they think!

Contact Susan Cooper at info@trollopesociety.org

Friday April 24th, 2015
at 4.00 pm

ANTHONY TROLLOPE COMMEMORATION

Location: Ella McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd Street, Sacramento, California

Guests are asked to bring along a short passage from one of Trollope's books to read and to comment upon to those assembled.

Contact Lee Lovallo at ltlovallo@gmail.com

Saturday April 25th, 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm start

READINGS FROM TROLLOPE

Venue: St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont Street – Library, Pont St, London SW1X 0BD

DIY readings from your Trollope favourite passages – something around 5 minutes. Optional whether to bring a prepared reading or come to listen; we’ll need to know a bit ahead of time. We are particularly looking forward to any readings offered by our overseas visitors;
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Sunday April 26th, 2015
1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start at Pimlico Underground Station booking office

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

Led by Paul Baker.

As part of the bicentenary celebrations, Paul is getting to the heart of many of Anthony Trollope's greatest novels and personal passions with a walk around Westminster. We meet at 1.50pm for a 2pm start at Pimlico Underground Station booking office, and walk through some of the quietest and most picturesque squares of central London, before reaching the heartland of Westminster: the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, and Downing St. Along the way, we'll be seeing sites associated with scenes from his novels and from his own life. As expected, given the location, The Palliser novels will figure heavily, though other books will be mentioned too. As always, the tour will last about two hours, after which you are welcome to join other members of the Trollope Society for afternoon tea in a tea-room near the finishing-point on Whitehall.'
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Thursday April 30th, 2015
7.00 pm for 8.00 pm

BRITISH POSTAL MUSEUM

"My Dear Tony..." A Talk by Julian Stray, BPMA Senior Curator, at the Phoenix Centre (next door to the British Postal Museum and Archives
A talk about Anthony Trollope's Postal Career.
Price £3 or £2.50 (concessions).

Tickets can be pre-booked through the British Postal Museum or just turn up on the night.

Thursday April 30th, 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Orley Farm (to be discussed over two meetings)
Introduced by: Group Discussion

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House (Room F15), Manchester

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Jean Ammar at j.ammar@hotmail.co.uk.

Sunday May 17th, 2015
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Brown, Jones and Robinson

Venue: 19, Sedley Taylor Rd

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Michael Williamson at michael@thecleeve.freeserve.co.uk

Friday May 29th to Sunday May 31st, 2015

ALLIANCE OF LITERARY SOCIETIES AGM

The Trollope Society will be hosting the AGM weekend of the Alliance of Literary Societies in York at King's Manor.
This will include a Dinner in the Chamber of the Council of the North.

Thursday June 4th, 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Orley Farm (second of two meetings)
Introduced by: Group Discussion

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House (Room F15), Manchester

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Jean Ammar at j.ammar@hotmail.co.uk.

Thursday June 4th 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

YORK SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: tba
Introduced by: tba

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House, Friargate, York

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Peter Lee at peter.lee@york.ac.uk.

Tuesday June 16th, 2015
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: An Editor's Tales and other short stories from Volume 2: The Editor and Writers
Introduced by: Owen Dudley Edwards

Venue: Friends Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact John Dover at jdover@post.harvard.edu.

Tuesday June 30th 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

LONDON SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Barchester Towers

Introduced by: Lucia Costanzo

This is the book chosen for the “Big Read” and the hope is that many people will be reading and discussing the same book in the spring. Non-members will therefore be particularly welcome to this seminar.
Venue: St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG
If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net.

Sunday July 19th, 2015
1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

Led by Paul Baker.

This will be part of an intended cluster of events around the 200th birthday celebrations
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Thursday September 17th to Saturday September 19th, 2015

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE

A conference will be held at Leuven, Belgium to celebrate the bicentenary of Trollope's birth in 1815.

Tuesday September 29th, 2015
7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: tba
Introduced by: tba

Venue: Friends Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact John Dover at jdover@post.harvard.edu.

Sunday October 11th, 2015
1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

Led by Paul Baker.

This will be part of an intended cluster of events around the 200th birthday celebrations
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Thursday October 29th, 2015
6.00 pm

TROLLOPE SOCIETY AGM AND ANNUAL LECTURE

To be held at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place. The speaker will be Geordie Greig, Editor of the "Mail on Sunday".

Tuesday November 10th, 2015
4.00 pm (note change of time) to 6.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: tba
Introduced by: tba

Venue: Friends Meeting House 7 Victoria Terrace Edinburgh EH1 2JL

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact John Dover at jdover@post.harvard.edu.

Friday December 4th, 2015
3.00 pm

EVENSONG AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

To be followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the site of Trollope's memorial plaque in Poets' Corner and a reception and Dinner at the House of Lords.

RECENT EVENTS

Wednesday February 18th, 2015

THE BRITISH POSTAL MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE

On Wednesday 18 February 2015, to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of novelist, and pillar box pioneer Anthony Trollope, The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA) issued a special commemorative underprint on Post & Go stamps.

For further details please link to the British Postal Museum Website.

Presentation packs are available to end April 2015

Saturday February 7th 2015

BALLOONATHON

On Saturday February 7th, the Worldwide Great Barset Balloonathon took place at at locations all round the world to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Anthony Trollope's birth in 1815.


More pictures can be accessed via this link

For full details of the event read the enclosed Press Release.

Thursday October 30th, 2014

TROLLOPE SOCIETY
TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING AND ANNUAL
LECTURE


was held at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Following the AGM, the twenty seventh Annual Lecture was given by Prof Steven Amarnick, one of the editors of the extended ‘The Duke’s Children’, to be published in 2015. For further details of this lecture, refer to this link.

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014

LONDON SEMINAR GROUP

An absorbing seminar on a new adaptation of John Caldigate was introduced by internationally acclaimed comic book artist Dr Simon Grennan and and Trollope specialist Professor David Skilton with a striking introduction to the challenges of adapting Trollope’s 1879 ‘John Caldigate’ as a new graphic novel.

An account of the seminar is given in the
Trollope Jupiter and in the Daily Mail article on Sunday 7th July.

Sunday June 22nd, 2014

CASEWICK HALL GARDEN PARTY

The UK launch of Nigel Starke's new book "An Australasian Odyssey" took place at Casewick Hall on 22nd June 2014 by kind permission of Hugh and Barbara Trollope.
Refreshments and a marquee were provided and guests were able to explore the grounds of the old Trollope residence.
Copies of the book are available from the Trollope Society at a cost of £25 including postage (within the UK). Please contact
Susan Cooper at info@trollopesociety.org.

Sunday April 13th, 2014

SPRING EVENT AT HARROW SCHOOL

Our Spring Event for 2014 took the form of a special luncheon on Sunday, 13th April in the Shepherd Churchill Room of Harrow School.
This room, approached by the ‘Obadiah Slope’, benefits from a magnificent view of London.
The Luncheon was preceded by a reception and a visit to the old School Room, where names of previous Harrovians have been carved into the panelling. Among these was Anthony Trollope.
After the meal we walked to Julian’s Hill, built by Fanny Trollope.

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