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. 

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.

2020 - 2021

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

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’

Wednesday 14th July 2021


Previous Meetings

Wednesday 10th March 2021

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

Alan Wilson

‘Linwood and Newton - two unsung local musical heroes’

Please use the two Soundcloud links to listen to Alan Wilson's talk on Linwood and Newton and his recording of their music. 

Click here for the tracklist

 Wednesday 13th January 2021


 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

Holly Laird

JDHLS 2020 Preview - a special number on DH Lawrence's poetry introduced by the guest editor, Holly Laird

Wednesday 11th November 2020

Postponed  AGM  followed by poetry discussion

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

DHL Talk - Online. June 2020. Piano

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Dr. Hilary Hillier

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

DHL Talk- March 2020. Dr Hilary Hillier. Lawrence's Dialect

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Wednesday 12th February 2020

Tony Rice

  • “Aaron Sisson's Longest Journey”

DHL Talk - February 2020. Tony Rice

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Prof. Terry Gifford

  • “Trees and Gardens in Aaron's Rod”

DHL Talk - January 2020. Terry Gifford


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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