CALENDAR 2014
SPRING AND 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

The BBC will continue dramatising all of the Barchester Chronicles in the Classic Serial on BBC Radio 4 with Dr Thorne in May 2014

A new
Seminar Group has started up in Suffolk, meeting in Aldeburgh.

For those interested in the events scheduled for our sister Society in New York, please visit http://www.trollopeusa.org.

This page updated

on : Saturday April 5th 2014

Sunday April 13th, 2014
10.30 pm to 4.00 pm

SPRING EVENT AT HARROW SCHOOL

Our Spring Event for 2014 will take the form of a special luncheon on Sunday, 13th April in the Shepherd Churchill Room of Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, HA1 3HP.
Because of the Easter and School holiday dates, this was as near to the birthdate that we could manage this time.
As many of you will already be aware, this room, approached by the ‘Obadiah Slope’, benefits from a magnificent view of London.
The Luncheon will be preceded by a reception and a short tour focussing on Trollope connections at the School.
After the meal we will also have the opportunity of following Anthony’s daily footsteps to and from Julian’s Hill.
Tickets, which are strictly limited, are now available at a cost of £65 each and we hope that many of you will wish to join us on this nostalgic visit to the site of Anthony’s early schooldays which were not always very happy ones.

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Susan Cooper at susan.cooper@talktalk.net.

Sunday April 27th, 2014
1.50 pm for 2.00 pm start

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

This will be an entirely new walk, guided by Peter Baker.
The meeting point will be the corner of Euston Rd and Midland Rd, by King's Cross/St Pancras station.
The walk should last just two hours and will finish in Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Paul writes:
“The walk covers a good deal of AT's life -- his birth-place, Lincoln's Inn, where he spent many unhappy days as a youth with his father, and money troubles and money lenders -- and of course his novels. It would be useful to read or reread Lady Anna, if you have the time -- it's the featured novel on this latest walk! I've found an excellent, large pub, The Penderel Oak, packed with bookshelves and books in crannies and lots of nice tables. They do hot drinks and cakes and puddings, and cater for afternoon groups. It's not at all a boozer-type establishment! I think it would be ideal, and it's just a few yards from the finishing-line, and two minutes away from Holborn and Chancery Lane stations on the Piccadilly and Central lines.”

For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Thursday May 1st 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Eustace Diamonds (Second Half)
Introduced by: Sandra Grant

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House, Manchester (Behind Manchester Central Library)

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

Monday May 19th 2014
7.30 pm

EAST ANGLIAN SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Three Clerks
Introduced by: tba

Venue: Aldeburgh

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Ian Fyfe at fyfeian@tiscali.co.uk.

Friday to Sunday June 6th to 8th June 2014

WANSFELL COLLEGE TROLLOPE WEEKEND

The books covered this year will be ‘The Bertrams’ and ‘Is He Popenjoy’
If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Wansfell College, 30 Piercing Hill, Epping, Essex CM16 7LF, tel 01992 813027

Wednesday June 11th 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

YORK SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Orley Farm
Introduced by: Peter Lee

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 June 12th 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: AGM
Meet for afternoon tea and then evening discussion, when we will discuss our choice of books for 2014/15 and dates of future meetings.

Venue: The Friends' Meeting House, Manchester (Behind Manchester Central Library)

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

Tuesday June 17th, 2014
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Fixed Period
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.

Sunday June 22nd, 2014
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

CASEWICK HALL GARDEN PARTY

The UK launch of Nigel Starke's new book "An Australasian Odyssey" will take place at Casewick Hall on 22nd June 2014 by kind permission of Hugh and Barbara Trollope. Refreshments and a marquee will be provided and guests will be able to explore the grounds of the old Trollope residence. The maximum capacity has been set at 50 and tickets at a cost of £25 are available from Susan Cooper

If you are interested in attending and require further details, please contact Susan Cooper at susan.cooper@talktalk.net.

Tuesday June 24th 2014
Evening Event, please call Portico Library for times

NORTH WEST SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Anthony Trollope's Australian Odyssey, by Dr Nigel Starck
Introduced by: Hugh Trollope

Venue: The Portico Library, 57 Mosley St, Manchester M2 3HY

Hugh Trollope (a great-great-grandson of Anthony Trollope) will introduce the author and talk about the rich family heritage. His welcome will be followed by an illustrated address by Dr Nigel Stark.

Please call the Portico Library (Tel: 0161 236 6785) to book your ticket

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

Wednesday July 2nd, 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

LONDON SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: A seminar on a new adaptation of John Caldigate

Introduced by: Dr Simon Grennan and Professor David Skilton

Venue: St Columba’s Church of Scotland, Pont St, SW1X 0BD; Upper Hall

A seminar on John Caldigate and Simon Grennan's comic-book based on it.

People who adapt creatively and intelligently need to become experts in both history and story telling. The two skills are often the strangest bedfellows! Join internationally acclaimed comic book artist Simon Grennan and Trollope specialist David Skilton for a striking introduction to the challenges of adapting Trollope’s 1879 ‘John Caldigate’ as a new graphic novel.

Meet at 6pm for wine etc – seminar starts at 6:30pm.

If you are interested in coming it would be helpful to let Martin Chown know at martin.chown@cantab.net.

Sunday July 6th, 2014
tba

TROLLOPE GUIDED WALK IN LONDON

This will be a repeat of the city walk held in 2013, back by popular demand.
For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Sunday July 27th, 2014
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: La Vendee

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

Tuesday September 9th, 2014
6.00 pm for 6.30 pm

LONDON SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Can You forgive Her?

Introduced by: Frances Huggett

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

For further details please contact Martin Chown at martin.chown@cantab.net

Wednesday September 17th 2014
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.

Sunday September 21st, 2014
2.30 pm to 5.00 pm

CAMBRIDGE SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: He Knew He Was Right

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

Tuesday September 30th, 2014
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: The Golden Lion of Granpere
Introduced by: David Marwick

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.

Thursday October 30th, 2014
6.00 pm

TROLLOPE SOCIETY
TWENTY SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING AND ANNUAL
LECTURE


will take place at the National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2HE

Folowing the AGM, the twenty seventh Annual Lecture was be given by Prof Steven Amarnick, one of the editors of the extended ‘The Duke’s Children’, to be published in 2015.

Tuesday November 11th, 2014
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

SCOTTISH SEMINAR GROUP

Subject: Dr Wortle’s School
Introduced by: Aubrey Manning

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.

Thursday November 20th 2014
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.

RECENT EVENTS

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 will be reproduced in a forthcoming isue of Trollopiana.

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 will be reproduced in the next issue 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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