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Monday, 13 November 2006, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

Dickens and the Moving Age

Dr Tony Williams

The age in which Dickens lived saw enormous changes in travel and transport: his writing reflects their impact on people’s lives. He was a great traveller, visiting the United States twice and Europe regularly. His writing, both in fiction and journalism, constantly takes its ‘impress from the moving age’.

The other lectures in the series were:      
      Dickens' law makers and law breakers
  
    Dickens and minor legal offences
      Phiz, Dickens and London

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Tony Williams taught English in secondary schools from 1969 to 1997 when he took early retirement. From 1999 to 2006 he was Joint General Secretary of The International Dickens Fellowship and a Trustee of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. He is Associate Editor of The Dickensian and organises the London programme of events for the Dickens Fellowship, as well as being a frequent speaker on Dickensian topics both in the UK and overseas. He is currently a member of the group planning the programme for the celebrations in 2012 of the bicentenary of Dickens’s birth. He has recently accepted an honorary Research Fellowship at the University of Buckingham to assist with work on Dickens Journals Online.

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13 November 2006

Dickens and the Moving Age
Dr Tony Williams

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