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.
If you are unable to attend, audio recordings of the most recent talks can be found below.
2020 - 2021
Our meetings will be held online until we are able to meet in person. Please email Brenda Sumner - firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Wednesday 10th February 2021
‘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
‘Education, Education, Education: Lawrence and how we learn’
Wednesday 12th May 2021
'The Burrows Family’
Wednesday 9th June 2021
Professor Keith Alldritt FLSL
‘Lawrence in Mecklenburgh Square’
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 now available until February 2nd 2021. See our Christmas Celebrations page for more details.
Wednesday 9th December 2020
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
- 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 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
- “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)