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Society events

Residential Study Weekend on Night and Day

Friday 13–Sunday 15 September 2019
Wolfson College, Linton Rd, Oxford OX2 6UD

Celebrating the novel’s centenary, to be held partly in conjunction with the Oxford Centre for Life Writing (Advisory Director Hermione Lee), Wolfson College. Information and booking available at the Society’s Birthday Lecture on 26 January 2019, and thereafter from Marion Dell: marion71dell@gmail.com

 

Society events open to non-members

Virginia Woolf’s Non-Literary Reputation

Saturday 26 January 2019, 2pm
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU (map and directions: www.london.ac.uk/map.html)

20th Annual Virginia Woolf Birthday Lecture by Stuart N. Clarke, founder member of the Virginia Woolf Society.
Tickets: £15 for VWSGB members and £20 for non-members (to include a wine reception and a printed copy of the lecture). Payments via the Institute of English Studies website , over the phone (020 7862 8683), or cheque made payable to ‘Virginia Woolf Society’. For further information, email IESEvents@sas.ac.uk

Interactive Study Day on Orlando

Saturday 9 March 2019, 10.30am–4.30pm
First Floor, Oriental Club, 11 Stratford Place, London W1C 1ES

In recognition of 90 years of since its first publication (October 1928), this study day will focus on Orlando: A Biography. With Dr Claire Nicholson, Dr Sue Roe, Sarah M. Hall and Sarah Latham Phillips.

Dr Claire Nicholson is a lecturer for Cambridge University Institute of Continuing Education, specialising in Woolf and the Bloomsbury Group. She has published articles in the UK and America on various aspects of Woolf, particularly on the use of clothing imagery in her fiction. Her publications include The Voyage Out: Centenary Perspectives (co-editor) and Volume 1 of The Women Aesthetes. She has lectured at BBC Wales, the British Library, the National Portrait Gallery and many other art galleries and universities and is now the Chair of the Virginia Woolf Society.
Dr Sue Roe has taught for many years at Sussex University. She is the author of books on Virginia Woolf, Gwen John, the Impressionists, Picasso, Matisse and a new publication in 2018 on the Surrealists and Montparnasse. Sue has taught many workshops over the years on Virginia Woolf.
Sarah M. Hall is the author of two books about Woolf and Bloomsbury and is Publicity & Marketing Officer for the VWSGB.
Sarah Latham Phillips is a Freelance Lecturer, teacher for adult education and Events Organiser.

Tickets: £47 for VWSGB members and £52 for non-members; two student places available at £25 (but please email first). Lunch and refreshments included. Tickets are non-refundable unless the place can be re-sold. Please email latham.phillips@yahoo.com for details. Further reading and plan of the day will be sent in due course.

One-day Conference on A Room of Ones Own

Saturday 6 April 2019
Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Incorporating the 21st Annual General Meeting of the VWSGB. Further details to follow in the January 2019 issue of the Virginia Woolf Bulletin.

DallowayDay2019 (VWSGB)

Saturday 15 June 2019
Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
The VWSGB, in collaboration with Waterstones, will be celebrating DallowayDay at the Bloomsbury branch of Waterstones. We will be announcing speakers and ticket information later.

* We would be very interested to know of any other #DallowayDay events and would be happy to promote them for you. Please see above for details. *

 

Other events

Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired by Her Writings

Tuesday 2 October–Sunday 9 December 2018
Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

In the centenary of suffrage, this exhibition draws attention to the many connections between Virginia Woolf, her contemporaries and those who have been inspired by her work. Starting with modern masters Vanessa Bell, Barbara Hepworth, Gwen John, Winifred Nicholson and Laura Knight the exhibition moves through mystics and surrealists such as Dorothea Tanning, Dora Carrington, Louise Bourgeois, Agnes Martin, Ithell Colquhoun and Georgiana Houghton and into the extraordinary work of contemporary female artists such as Carol Bove, Tamara Henderson and Penny Slinger. The exhibition is curated by Laura Smith for Tate St Ives.
For further information, see the Fitzwilliam Museum website.

Orlando Reading Group

16 December, 10.30am–12.30pm (theme: The Self)
Threshing Barn Cafe, Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL

These lively, informal sessions, led by Holly Dawson, each explore a different theme in the book. You will read different passages from Orlando, along with extracts from Vita and Virginia’s letters, essays and diaries, and other texts relevant to the theme. You don’t need to have read Orlando already and there’s no homework or preparation required – simply turn up and immerse yourself in two hours of thinking, talking and being inspired.

The sessions are hosted by our Reader in Residence Holly Dawson, who will use new and interesting angles to help bring Orlando to life, whether you are already an Orlando fan or you are new to the book.

Tickets: £7.50–£9.50. For more information, and to book, see the Charleston website

The Odd Couple: Virginia Woolf and Rupert Brooke

Wednesday 5 December 2018, 1.15pm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RB

Free lunchtime talk by Dr Claire Nicholson. Admission is by token, one per person, available at the Courtyard Entrance desk from 12.45 pm on the day.

Elizabeth von Arnim and Virginia Woolf: Love, Marriage, Expiation

Tuesday 15 January 2019, 1pm
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU

Talk by Isobel Maddison. You can buy lunch in the Lucy Cavendish dining hall from 12.30pm before the talk.

Free of charge: everyone welcome. Hosted by Literature Cambridge and Lucy Cavendish College: see the Literature Cambridge website. For further information, please email: info@literaturecambridge.co.uk

Modernist Alice

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 1pm
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU

Talk by Professor Dame Gillian Beer. You can buy lunch in the Lucy Cavendish dining hall from 12.30pm before the talk.

The Alice books transform from age to age and place to place. In the period of Modernism in Britain and Surrealism in Europe, they took devious and different directions. The talk will be illustrated with writing and images drawn from Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Walter de la Mare, Arthur Eddington, Vladimir Nabokov, Andre Breton, and others.

Free of charge: everyone welcome. Hosted by Literature Cambridge and Lucy Cavendish College: see the Literature Cambridge website. For further information, please email: info@literaturecambridge.co.uk

29th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference

Thursday 6–Sunday 9 June 2019
Mount St Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
International conference
Organiser: Drew Shannon; email: Drew.Shannon@msj.edu

Clarissa’s Party

Saturday 8 June 2019
The Saint Mary’s Literary Society
(Time and address TBC)

Join us to celebrate Dalloway Day and Clarissa’s Party. Enjoy a day of good food and good company with other Virginia Woolf fans. There will be readings from selected parts of the book: if you would like to read, please inform us. There will be an afternoon seated lunch, including tea and coffee and half a bottle of wine, and a raffle. 1920s dress is more than welcome.
Tickets: £60 for VWSGB members and £65 for non-members; students £55; children £10. Please call and register your interest so we can gauge numbers: you can register your name and pay on the day.
For further information contact Betty on 07368 297 051 or Shirley on and 07423 221 396. Email Sylrina22@aol.co.uk or betticiabull@aol.co.uk

Dalloway Day (RSL)

Wednesday 19 June 2019
Royal Society of Literature, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Details to follow on https://rsliterature.org

Virginia Woolf’s Gardens

Sunday 14–Friday 19 July 2019
Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB

This Literature Cambridge summer course focuses in gardens, which were very important to Virginia Woolf and appear in many of her writings. Join us in Cambridge for an intensive week of lectures, seminars, tutorials, and excursions to places of interest in Cambridge.

We will study ‘Kew Gardens’, Mrs Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando and Between the Acts. Tutors include Gillian Beer, Alison Hennegan, Karina Jakubowicz, Claire Nicholson, Suzanne Raitt, Nadine Tschacksch and Clare Walker Gore. Plus artist Kabe Wilson and garden historian Caroline Holmes.

Fees:
£1650 full price
£1550 members of the Virginia Woolf Society
£1450 early booking price (bookings made by 15 November 2018)
Further pricing information and booking form found here
Bookings via the website with a booking form and bank transfer, or email us to arrange this.
info@literaturecambridge.co.uk
01223 324 960
https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/woolf-2019

Fictions of Home: Jane Austen to the Present

Sunday 21–Friday 26 July 2019
Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB

This Literature Cambridge summer course explores ideas of home in literature, from the early 19th century until today, including Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey, Charles Dickens, Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf, and ending with contemporary refugee writers. An intensive week of lectures, supervisions, seminars, and excursions, with leading Cambridge scholars.

Fees:
£1650 full price
£1550 members of the Virginia Woolf Society
£1450 early booking price (bookings made by 15 November 2018)
Further pricing information and booking form found here
Bookings via the website with a booking form and bank transfer, or email us to arrange this.
info@literaturecambridge.co.uk
01223 324 960
https://www.literaturecambridge.co.uk/home-2019

30th Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference

Thursday 11–Sunday 14 June 2020
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 57069, US
Organiser: Benjamin D. Hagen

 

Monk’s House

Rodmell, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3HF

For events at Monk’s House, see the website.

We are constantly looking at new volunteering roles at Monk’s House. Do you have a particular skill we can utilise? You don’t need to be a Virginia Woolf expert as full training will be given so why not consider joining our friendly volunteer team at Monk’s House and learn new skills, meet new people and have fun? If you would like more information, please contact us on monkshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk or call 01273 474 760.

 

Charleston

Charleston, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 6LL

For events at Charleston Farmhouse, tel. 01323 811 626 or see the website. You can shop online at the Charleston shop web page.

For a variety of literature events, please see the website of the Institute of English Studies.