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Charles Dickens and the Postal Service

13th March 2019 @ 8:00 pm

Portrait painting of Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812 Р1870) lived through a period of enormous change in postal communication. He was a prolific letter-writer, sending over 14,000 letters to more than 2,500 different correspondents.  

Letters and the postal system also occur significantly in his fiction and journalism, as will be demonstrated in this illustrated talk by Dr Tony Williams.

About Dr Tony Williams

Dr Williams is a frequent speaker on Dickens. From 2015 – 2017 he was President of the International Dickens Fellowship and is Associate Editor of the Fellowships journal, The Dickensian. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Buckingham and an Honorary Academic Advisor to the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

Doors open

Doors open at 7.30pm for the sale of refreshments and publications and close at 8pm. The main doors have to be closed at that time for security reasons, so anyone arriving after then will be unable to gain access.

A donation of £2 is requested from non-members.

Image of Charles Dickens Wikimedia Commons.


13th March 2019
8:00 pm
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Union Church Hall
Corner of Ferme Park Road/Weston Park
London, N8 9PX United Kingdom
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