CALENDAR 2014/5
AUTUMN/WINTER/SPRING
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

Westminster Cathedral Evensong on 6th December 2014 on the anniversary of Anthony Trollope's death in 1882

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 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.

This page updated

on : Wednesday November 12th 2014

Thursday November 20th 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

YORK SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Duke's Children
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.

Sunday November 23rd, 2014
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Three Clerks

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

Saturday December 6th, 2014
3.00 pm

EVENSONG AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY

On Saturday 6th December at 3.00 pm several of the members of the society will be attending evensong at Westminster Abbey to mark the 132nd anniversary of Anthony's death in 1882. You may know that memorial stone to Anthony Trollope, novelist, was unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey by Prime Minister John Major on 25 March 1993.

It would be lovely if other society members and friends could join us at the service and for tea in the cathedral café afterwards (perhaps followed by a drink at a nearby traditional pub).
If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Lucia Costanzo at lucia.costanzo@trollopesociety.org.

Thursday December 11th, 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Prime Minister(to be discussed over two meetings)
Introduced by: Group Discussion

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House, Manchester

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

Thursday January 22nd 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.

Thursday February 5th, 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Phineas Redux (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 February 12th 2015
2.00 pm for 2.30 pm

LONDON SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Trollope’s clergymen, centred on his essays Clergymen of the Church of England.

Introduced by: Patricia Stefanowicz

Venue: St Giles-in-the-Fields, 60 St Giles High St, London WC2H 8LG

The seminar will, of course, draw on the many portrayals in the novels.
Patricia writes: “Any of our Trollopians wishing to offer a short reading describing/portraying any one of Trollope's clergyman, whether from a novel or from the set of essays, please do let Martin Chown know. The idea is to invoke discussion about Trollope's portrayal of different clergymen”. Let me add, though, that the part of Slope is already reserved!

If you are interested in reserving a character to portray or indeed just coming to take part it would be helpful to let Martin Chown know at martin.chown@cantab.net.

Friday 27th February-Sunday March 1st, 2015

TROLLOPE, THACKERAY AND DICKENS

Venue: Dillington House, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9DT
Presented By: Keith Chandler

A three day course which will look at the distinctive works of Trollope (Barchester Towers), Thackeray (Vanity Fair) and Dickens (Bleak House) in a year marking the bicentenary of Anthony Trollope's birth. For further details please link to the Dillington Hall website.

Thursday March 19th, 2015
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Duke's Children
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.

Tuesday March 24th, 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.

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

At Lucia Costanzo’s suggestion, this one is for DIY readings from your 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. I’m particularly looking forward to any readings offered by our overseas visitors; the date has been fixed sit among a cluster of events surrounding April 24th in the hope that some of you will make a few days of it.
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Sunday April 26th, 2015
1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

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 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.

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.

Tuesday June 16th, 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.

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.

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.

RECENT EVENTS

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.

Thursday October 31st, 2013

TROLLOPE SOCIETY
TWENTY SIXTH ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING AND ANNUAL
LECTURE


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

Following the AGM, the twenty sixth Annual Lecture was given by Alex Preston, entitled ‘THE WAY WE LIVED THEN AND NOW’

This lecture looked at the importance and relevance of Trollope to modern exponents of the State of the Nation Novel, from Sebastian Faulks to John Lanchester to Amanda Craig.
The full lecture was reproduced in the Winter 2013 issue of Trollopiana (T98).

Alex Preston is a bestselling novelist and journalist. His first book, ‘This Bleeding City’, won the Spear’s and Edinburgh Festival best first book awards. His second, ‘The Revelations’ was published by Faber and Faber in 2012. He is a panellist on BBC2’s ‘The Review Show’ and Radio 4’s ‘Saturday Review’ and writes regularly for the Observer and the New Statesman.

Friday April 19th, 2013

TROLLOPE SOCIETY
TWENTY FOURTH TROLLOPE SOCIETY DINNER


The 24th Trollope Society Dinner was held in the formal Dining Room of the House of Lords under the kind sponsorship of Lord Cormack. Speakers were the host, Lord Cormack, the Trollope Society Chairman, Michael Williamson, and the Bishop of Gibralter, the Right Rev Geoffrey Rowell.

The speeches were reproduced in the Summer issue (T95) of Trollopiana.

Saturday September 8th, 2012

LOWEWOOD MUSEUM

The Launch took place of the Trollope Collection.

The Lowewood Museum is situated in the High Street in Hoddesdon, Herts, on the old coaching route. It is housed in a Georgian/Victorian House with an old letter box outside. It is the nearest Museum to the site of Waltham House, Waltham Cross where Anthony Trollope lived for 12 years between 1859 and 1871, and where he wrote twenty-six novels.
The Museum holds many old photographs of the house which was demolished in 1936.

The Trollope Society have loaned its valuable archive of Anthony Trollope (first and later) editions to the Museum for an initial three year period.

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