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Montreal Dickens Fellowship
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2017-2018 Schedule


September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
Welcome back. Introduction to “Matin Chuzzlewit“.
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September 20, 2017 (Wednesday)
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
M.C.L.L.
Dr. Ellie Clavier Rothstein will commence a 10-week study group on “The Mystery of "Oliver Twist” at MCLL #271

Call 514-342-1834 for information.

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning is a community of dedicated moderators and learners from diverse backgrounds and life experience who are committed to personal growth through peer learning and active participation in small study groups. Members are encouraged to participate, and to research and use the McGill libraries. There are no educational prerequisites, no age limitations, no exams or grades -- and the cost is low.

Click on the following link to view a youtube video describing people's experiences at: McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
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October 21, 2017 (Saturday)
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
“Finnegan’s Market”, Hudson, Quebec. Dickens Treasure Hunt.
Lunch at Willow Inn

To read more about Finnegan’s Market, click here
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November 7, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
“Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 11-20
Questions on “Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 11 - 20
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November 24, 2017 (Friday)
10:00 a.m.
M.C.L.L.
Andrew Macdougall will be reading an excerpt from "Great Expectations

The cost is $10. at the door, or $8. if you pre-register (MCLL office: 514-398-8234)

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CHARLES DICKENS READINGS BY ANDREW MACDOUGALL

Charles Dickens was as much a performer as a writer; in fact towards the end of his life he made much more money from his “readings” in England and the US than he did from his writing. For these readings he chose extracts from his books (or stories he had written) to which his audience would strongly react emotionally, and adapted them for performance. Dickens had a repertoire of twelve such readings.

Andrew Macdougall provides re-enactments of all these Dickensian performances with one exception: A Christmas Carol. Click here to find out more information.

Mr. Macdougall can be reached at 514-937-5527 or email: andrewmac@videotron.ca
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December 5, 2017 (Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ellie’s residence
Pot Luck Christmas Luncheon. Viewing of ”Martin Chuzzlewit"
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January 9, 2018
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Westmount Library

"Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 21-30
Questions on “Martin Chuzzlewit” Chapters 21-30
"Architecture as a Profession in the Making in the early-Victorian Era"

Presented by Dr. Martin Bressani,
Director of McGill University's School of Architecture in Montreal
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February 6, 2018 (Tuesday)
* 12:00-3:00 p.m.
L'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant
We will celebrate the 206th anniversary of Dickens' birth (Feb.7th) at the l'Usine de Spaghetti Restaurant, 273 Rue Saint Paul Est., in Old Montreal.

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February 10, 2018 (Saturday)
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
TORONTO

Toronto Dickens Fellowship Birthday Luncheon. Royal York Hotel
"Charles Dickens and Christmas" Presented by Donnyh Zaldin
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March 6, 2018
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Prud'homme Room at Victoria Hall, immediately adjacent to the Westmount Public Library (west side).
"Martin Chuzzlewit" Chapter 31 - 40

Questions on 'Martin Chuzzlewit" Chapter 31 - 40

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March 27, 2018 (Tuesday)
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


The Queen Elizabeth Hotel
Ros
élys Restaurant
Please join us for Afternoon Tea at Rosélys Restaurant in The Elizabeth Hotel.
The cost is $37.00 per person, plus taxes and gratuities.
The dress code is smart casual.

Rosélys restaurant afternoon tea Menu
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April 3, 2018
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


'Martin Chuzzlewit" Chapter 41 - 50

Questions on 'Martin Chuzzlewit" Chapter 41 - 50



In "honour" or should I say "dishonour" of "Martin Chuzzlewit"s Mrs. Sarey Gamp, alcoholic midwife, corpse watcher and nurse extraordinaire, we will be delighted to welcome Dr. Carolyn Pepler and Dr. Judith Ritchie who will discuss:


******* Evolution of Nursing in the Victorian Era ********

Were the women who gave nursing care in the 19th century drunken menial workers, devoted selfless caregivers or professional health care providers? All three were present in the care of the sick and wounded and the profession evolved through the work of Florence Nightingale, Clara Barton, Mary Seacole, Edith Cavell and others less well known. This talk will focus on nursing in Britain, our primary source of information, with some discussion of what was happening in North America.

Both the lowly workers and the nursing sisters contributed to the development of professional nursing. Stories, letters, and hospital records give us the background to look at the way nursing evolved.
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April 11, 2017 (Wednesday)
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
M.C.L.L.
Dr. Ellie Clavier Rothstein will commence a 10-week study group on “Nicholas Nickleby" at MCLL #271

Call 514-342-1834 for information.

The McGill Community for Lifelong Learning is a community of dedicated moderators and learners from diverse backgrounds and life experience who are committed to personal growth through peer learning and active participation in small study groups. Members are encouraged to participate, and to research and use the McGill libraries. There are no educational prerequisites, no age limitations, no exams or grades -- and the cost is low.

Click on the following link to view a youtube video describing people's experiences at: McGill Community for Lifelong Learning
May 1, 2018
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Burgundy Lion Pub
2496 Notre Dame West
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Lunch at Burgundy Lion Pub

The pub is o Notre Dame Street, within walking distance of the Lionel Groulx Metro. If you need a ride, let me know,
Judith Elson wil be discussing "Victorian Table Etiquette
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June 26, 2018
(Tuesday)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Westmount Library
Story Telling Garden
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Victorian Tea

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