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Montreal Dickens Fellowship
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2021-2022 Schedule


September 21, 2021 (Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM Meeting
Welcome back. Introduction to “Hard Times“.
Housekeeping and Fellowship News
Preview of 2021-2022 Agenda
Dickens in 1854
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October 5, 2021
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
"Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 1-4

Questions on "Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 1-4

1854 British and World Time Lines

Suggested resource for discussion: "Granada T.V, 1977 "Hard Times"
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November 2, 2021
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
"Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 5-9

Questions on "Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 5-9
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December 7, 2021 (Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
"Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 10-14

Questions on "Hard Times" Book I: Chapters 10-14

Guest Speaker, Judith Elson "Dickens and Christmas"

Trivia Quizzes

Judith's Christmas Pudding Recipe
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January 4, 2022
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
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February 1, 2022
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
We will be celebrating the 210th anniversary of Dickens' birth (Feb. 7th)

Guest speaker, Judith Elson "The Lancashire Cotton Industry"

"Hard Times" Book II: Chapters 3-7

Questions on "Hard Times" Book II: Chapters 3-7

Figurine Quiz

English Expressions - Louise

English Phrases and Sayings - Sylvia
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March 1, 2022
(Tuesday)
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1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
"Hard Times" Book II: Chapters 8-12, Book III: Chapters 1-2

Questions on "Hard Times" Book II: Chapters 8-12, Book III Chapters 1-2

Suggested resource documentary for discussion:
Industrial Revolution England: Industrialization of Great Britain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs4Tvf5J6Lk

The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course European History #24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjK7PWmRRyg
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April 5 2022
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
Professor Malcolm Andrews, Professor of Victorian and Visual Studies, presents: "Dickens Through the Looking Glass: A Reflection on (and in) the Mirror of Dickens's Life, Times and Writings:

Professor Andrews will also be talking about his new book, "A Sweet View, The Making of an English Idyll"
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May 3, 2022
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
"Hard Times" Book III: Chapters 3-9

Questions on "Hard Times" Book III: Chapters 3-9

Suggested resource documentary for discussion: Private Lives of the Industrial Revolution 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6As8AIbKK5Q
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June 7, 2022
(Tuesday)
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
ZOOM meeting
Open Discussion

Suggested resource documentary for discussion: Private Lives of the Industrial Revolution II:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFWuk5OBVzI
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June 21, 2022
(Tuesday)

1:00
Zoom Meeting
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Victorian Tea

Judith Elson will be giving a talk on Cognac/Brandy and smuggling

We will also have an illustration Trivia Quiz.


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