Dickens’ Talks


Talks and Presentations available from the Dickens Fellowships for clubs and societies. These may be tailored to particular requirements.

Introducing Mr Dickens: Portsmouth's Genius

Dickens and his Women      

Dickens and Italy

A New Slant on The Break-up of the Dickens Marriage

Dickens and the Law

Dickens and the Isle of Wight

Dickens and Ghosts

Boz, Birth and Babies

Dickens and the Theatre       

Dickens the  Film Maker (uses VCR and TV, can last 40 minutes to two hours, as required)

Dickens and a View of Victorian Children

Dickens and his Family

Dickens, Science and Spontaneous Combustion

A Dickens Christmas

Dickens Meets Wilkie Collins - A Change of Life

Dickens and the Sea

Dickens and Brunel - Portsmouth's Parallel Geniuses

Hard Times for Women

Ladies in Dickens

The Background to Hard Times

Dickens, Food and Drink

Dickens, Family and Christmas

The Launching of Dickens

Dickens, Schooling and Education

Paradoxes in Nicholas Nickleby


If you would like further information or would like to book one of these Talks please contact:

Mrs S Healey, Chairman,                                      Professor A J Pointon, Chairman

Birthplace Branch of the Dickens Fellowship  University Branch of the Dickens Fellowship

1 Seabird Way                                                        11 St Colmans Avenue

Lower Quay                                                             Portsmouth Po6 2JJ

Fareham  PO16  0RF                        


(Phone numbers:  Mrs Healey    (01329) 319777  

                                  Prof Pointon (023) 92382241 (evenings/weekends/messages))   <tony.pointon@port.ac.uk> 

It is also possible to provide:

Readings from Dickens (including adaptations of such works as Christmas Carol).

Group visits to Dickens’s Birthplace (including  Evening) with tour and talk.


Other Portsmouth related talks available are;

The Magic Brunels

The Birth of Sherlock Holmes

 Portsmouth’s Jonas Hanway – the Man who saved the Children

General Sir Charles James Napier – “The Best of Men”

Portsmouth, Helen Duncan & the Last Witchcraft Trial

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