The D. H. Lawrence Society Programme 2020 - 2021

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 at 7.15pm.

If you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the most recent lectures can be found below.

2020 - 2021

Our meetings will be held online until we are able to meet in person. Please email Brenda Sumner - for details. 

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Postponed  AGM  followed by poetry discussion

More details to follow

 Wednesday 13th January 2021

 Dr Fiona Fleming

‘D. H. Lawrence and Hardy’

Wednesday 10th February 2021

Alan Wilson

‘Linwood and Newton - two unsung local musical heroes’

Wednesday 10th March 2021

Carolyn Melbourne - Museum and Collections Officer  

‘The Magic of Objects; behind the scenes of the D.H.Lawrence Birthplace Museum’

Wednesday 14th April 2021

Malcolm Gray

‘Education, Education, Education:  Lawrence and how we learn’

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Dudley Nichols

'The Burrows Family’

Wednesday 9th June 2021

 Professor Keith Alldritt FLSL

‘Lawrence in Mecklenburgh Square’

Previous Meetings

Wednesday 14th October 2020

 Dr Catherine Brown

 'D. H. Lawrence and the sense of scale'

Saturday 12th September 2020

The DH Lawrence Festival

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 
  • Coffee and chat via zoom at 8 pm

Wednesday 10th June 2020

7.15pm via Zoom

  • 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

Dr. Hilary Hillier

  • “Lawrence’s use of dialect: a few readings and reflections”

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Tony Rice

  • “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

Paul Filmer

  • “Lawrence and Realism: Recollections of Maurice Magnus and Representations of Mr May”

Wednesday 9th October

Adam Lang

  • ‘“Back to Sardinia”

Saturday 7th September

The D. H. Lawrence Birthday Lecture

Annabel Abbs

  • “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)

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