Annual lecture archive

Dickens, 'Madness', and Detecting Victorian Crime

  • 20 November 2019
  • Speaker: Professor John Bowen, University of York

Browse some of our past annual lectures in the Victorian Studies Centre below.

Detecting Victorian Crime

  • 6 December 2017
  • Speaker: Kate Summerscale

How George Eliot Came to Write Fiction

  • 30 November 2016
  • Speaker: Professor Rosemary Ashton OBE, Emeritus Quain Professor of English Language and Literature, University College London

The Victorian World: Prison to Playground

  • 19 November 2014
  • Speaker: Dr Matthew Sweet

The Mysterious Case of George Eliot's Right Hand

  • 20 November 2013
  • Speaker: Professor Kathryn Hughes, University of East Anglia

Faust Comes to Town: 'Creative Destruction' in the Victorian City

  • 21 November 2012
  • Speaker: Peter Mandler, Professor of Modern Cultural History, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge

Models of Authorship: George Eliot and Margaret Oliphant

  • 26 November 2011
  • Speaker: Joanne Shattock, Emeritus Professor, Victorian Studies Centre, University of Leicester

'One Human Heart': Elizabeth Gaskell's Wordsworthian Vein

  • 17 November 2010
  • Speaker: Jenny Uglow

Charles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing

  • 25 November 2009
  • Speaker: Michael Slater, Emeritus Professor of Victorian Literature, Birkbeck College, University of London

The Haunted Gallery: Enchanted Pictures and Statues in Visual Media c.1900

  • 21 November 2007
  • Speaker: Lynda Nead, Pevsner Professor of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London

Darwin Loves You

  • 21 November 2006
  • Speaker: George Levine, Rutgers University, New Jersey