2017 NSW Dickens Society Events

2017 Program

(More comprehensive details of each event can be found at our News section)

Tuesday February 7
Charles Dickens’ Birthday Celebrations; come and enjoy a drink and piece of cake to celebrate Charles Dickens’ 205th birthday around his statue.
2.30pm: Corner of Dickens Drive and Loch Avenue, Centennial Parklands, Sydney.
Free, but please RVSP by 1/07/17 for catering purposes; nswdickens@gmail.com

Saturday February 11
NSWDS AGM + A talk by Dr. Rachel Franks; Steadily engaged in the service of the public

Friday March 10 – Sunday March 12
NSWDS Country Weekend; Dickens on Holidays at the Mercure Gerringong Resort, 1 Fern Street, Gerringong, NSW (2 hours south of Sydney).

Saturday April 8

A talk by Catherine du Peloux Menagé; Scents and Smells in the time of Dickens

Saturday June 10
A talk by Jacqui Newling; What shall we have for dinner?

Saturday August 12

A talk by Walter Mason; Oliver Twist; the NSW Dickens Society 2017 Book of the Year

Saturday October 14
A talk by Susan Butler; Dickens and the English Language

Saturday December 2
Combined Australian Brontë Association & NSW Dickens Society Christmas Lunch.

You can either copy and paste this booking form or email us at nswdickens@gmail.com requesting that a form be emailed to you.


 Our Book of the Year for 2017 is Oliver Twist


Meetings: 10am for 10.30am start at Sydney Room, City Tattersalls Club, 194 – 204 Pitt Street (near Market Street), Sydney. No bookings required. $5 entry fee for NSW Dickens Society members. $10 for non-members.

Save the date for a fantastic 2018 Event

Thursday October 25 – Tuesday, October 30 2018
Dickens Fellowship Annual Conference; Boz in Oz: Charles Dickens’ Colonial Connections, Sydney, NSW. Sydney has been chosen to host this auspicious event. We are planning some fascinating talks, excursions and entertainment.
Please check our website https://dickenssydney.com/ closer to the date for further details.


Should last minute changes occur this program will be changed accordingly

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