Please scroll down for recordings of our most recent talks which include Carolyn Melbourne from The DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum showing some very special items from their collection, and Alan Wilson on Linwood and Newton, two unsung local musical heroes, and his podcast recording of a selection of their music. You can find an archive of recordings of our monthly meetings and the recent poetry day on our Soundcloud page.
The D. H. Lawrence Society Programme 2021 - 2022
Meetings will be held online for the foreseeable future. When we can meet in person, meetings will be held in the lounge at St. Mary’s Church, Church Street, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3BS. Once we are back in Eastwood, we will still use the powers of technology to welcome members who can't attend in person.
2021 - 2022
Meetings will start in October, following the September festival. Zoom links to our online meetings will be sent out to members. Please email Brenda Sumner for more information.
Wednesday September 8 2021 1 30 pm
DH Lawrence Festival Walk around Lawrence’s beautiful countryside, ending at Greasley Church, where the church will be open for us to visit, followed by a cream tea at the Greasley Church coffee shop.
Meet in the Greasley Church car park at 1.30 p.m. The walk will be approximately three miles and last about one and a half hours. There is plenty of parking in the church lay by.
Please let Sheila Bamford know if you wish to join us - phone: 01773436776 and whether you require a cream tea priced £7.00.
Saturday September 11 2021
Leavis - Lawrence Day 10 - 4pm
DH Lawrence Memorial Birthday Lecture 7pm
Everyone welcome. All talks will be held via Zoom - the link will be sent nearer the time. Please contact Brenda Sumner for more details.
10 - 12pm Paul Filmer on Lydia Lawrence, Malcolm Gray on Arthur Lawrence
12 - 2pm break for lunch
2 - 4pm Kate Foster on Jessie Chambers, John Worthen on Frieda Lawrence
7pm 'Affirmation and Anxiety in Lady Chatterley's Lover' by Keith Cushman
Wednesday 13th October 2021 7pm
“Original Sin and D. H. Lawrence”
Wednesday 10th November 2021 7pm
“Tea with D. H. Lawrence at Casa Cuseni, Taormina.”
Christmas event to be arranged
Wednesday 12th January 2022 7pm
“Coal in the Blood: An East Midlands Coal Mining Anthology”.
Wednesday 9th February 2022 7pm
“Contemporary Fiction after Lawrence: Rachel Cusk, Alison MacLeod and the Lawrentian Imperative.”
Wednesday 9th March 2022 7pm
Andrew Cooper and Kate Foster
“'It really was a new life began in me there.’ The vital significance of Haggs Farm and Jessie Chambers to DH Lawrence.”
Wednesday 13th April 2022 7pm
“'All that could be desired of a poetess': Lawrence and Rachel Annand Taylor.”
Wednesday 11th May 2022 7pm
“D. H. Lawrence and the Seltzers”
Wednesday 8th June 2022 7pm
"'The Extraordinary Power of Imagination': Orwell's Passion for Lawrence”
13th July 2022 7pm
Saturday 10th - Wednesday 14th July 2021
Wednesday 14th July 2021 7pm
AGM followed by a short presentation by David Amos, entitled, ‘Mine-Craft the Prequel: The Photographic Story of East Midlands Coal – The Rev FW Cobb collection of photographs around Eastwood c 1907 – 1917’
Click here to watch David's talk on our YouTube channel
Wednesday 9th June 2021 7pm
Professor Keith Alldritt FLSL
‘Lawrence in Mecklenburgh Square’
Wednesday 12th May 2021 7pm
This talk was not recorded
'The Burrows Family’
Dudley Nichols, a nephew of Louie Burrows, looks at the relationship between Lawrence and her family and his depiction of them in The Rainbow. In preparation for this illustrated talk Dudley has examined some of Louie’s recollections from the period 1905 to 1912 as well as drawing on evidence from Lawrence’s published letters to Louie.
Saturday 8th May 2021
Visit our Soundcloud page to listen to all of these talks
Malcolm Gray: 'Love and Loss in 'Look! We Have Come Through!''
Isobel Dixon: 'Love and fear in: 'Birds, Beasts and Flowers''
Malcolm Pittock: 'Wild Common, Virgin Youth, Piano'
Bob Hayward: 'Living with his Love of Nature to the end'
Wednesday 14th April 2021 7pm
‘Education, Education, Education: Lawrence and how we learn’
Click here to read Malcolm Gray's paper
Wednesday 10th March 2021 7pm
Carolyn Melbourne- Museum and Collections Officer
‘The Magic of Objects; behind the scenes of the D.H.Lawrence Birthplace Museum’
Click here to watch Carolyn's talk on our YouTube channel
Wednesday 10th February 2021 7pm
‘Linwood and Newton - two unsung local musical heroes’
Wednesday 13th January 2021 7pm
Dr Fiona Fleming
‘D. H. Lawrence and Hardy’
Following her introduction last June on the early lives and careers of DH Lawrence and Thomas Hardy, (click here) Fiona Fleming will be talking about how the rural environment they grew up in inspired their stories and moulded their ideas. For those of you wanting to do some prep reading, here are a few suggestions of texts Fiona will be referring to in her talk: Lawrence's "Love Among the Haystacks" to be compared with Hardy's chapters "The Hollow amid the Ferns" and "The Storm – The Two Together" in Far From the Madding Crowd.
11th - 13th December 2020
Christmas Celebrations with the Haggs Farm Preservation Society
Our podcast of readings and music is available until February 2nd 2021.
Wednesday 9th December 2020 7pm
JDHLS 2020 Preview - a special number on DH Lawrence's poetry introduced by the guest editor, Holly Laird
Wednesday 11th November 2020 7pm
Postponed AGM followed by poetry discussion
Wednesday 14th October 2020 7pm
Dr Catherine Brown
'D. H. Lawrence and the sense of scale'
Saturday 12th September 2020
The DH Lawrence Festival
Visit our Soundcloud page to listen to all of these talks
David Game: 'DH Lawrence and Australia'
Paul Eggert: ‘Birds, beasts and flowers’
Malcolm Pittock: 'Lawrence's Jessie poems'
Interview with Clive Leivers, president of the Haggs Farm Preservation Society who talks about his own life and a forthcoming publication of his new book, a collection of Jessie Chambers' writing
Judith Ruderman The Lawrence Birthday Lecture ‘A life of illness and resilience: Reflections on Lawrence’s letters in a time of pandemic’
Wednesday 8th July 2020
- 'The Country of My Heart' podcast by Alan Wilson
- Read more
- Coffee and chat via zoom at 8 pm
- Links between Lawrence and Thomas Hardy
- This talk was recorded as Fiona couldn't be with us in person
Wednesday 10th June 2020 7.15pm
- A reading of DH Lawrence's poem, Piano followed by discussion
- Bring one of your favourite Lawrence poems in case we have time for additional discussion
Wednesday 11th March 2020 7pm
Dr. Hilary Hillier
'Lawrence’s use of dialect: a few readings and reflections'
Wednesday 12th February 2020 7pm
'Aaron Sisson's Longest Journey'
Wednesday 8th January 2020
Prof. Terry Gifford
'Trees and Gardens in Aaron's Rod'
Saturday 7th December
Advent and Christmas with D. H. Lawrence
- A Concert of readings, poems and music connected with Lawrence. To be held in St Mary’s Church, Eastwood at 3pm, followed by a reception in the Church Lounge.
Wednesday 13th November
- “Lawrence and Realism: Recollections of Maurice Magnus and Representations of Mr May”
Wednesday 9th October
- ‘“Back to Sardinia”
Saturday 7th September
The D. H. Lawrence Birthday Lecture
- “Frieda Lawrence: The Real Lady Chatterley”, interview by Annalise Grice
- (To be held at Eastwood Hall Conference Centre, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, NG16 3SS at 7pm)