Happy 200th Birthday Charles Dickens!Posted on February 7, 2012 by Louise Gill
Today is the 200th Birthday of Charles Dickens! To mark the Bicentenary of Dickens birth, celebrations are taking place all over the world, from a 24 hours Read-a -thon involving 24 countries, a new exhibition in Zurich, workshops in New York, and readings in Singapore! There are also many events running today throughout the UK, including Portsmouth, where Dickens was born. Follow the link to find out more: http://www.dickens2012.org.
If you happen to miss the celebrations today, then don’t worry as there are events and activities planned to run throughout the year. For example, if you are interested in learning more about the work of Charles Dickens, then why not consider a short course right here at The University of Oxford, with the Continuing Education Department! ‘Charles Dickens the Crime Writer’ offers you the chance to spend a week studying Oliver Twist, Bleak House and the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood from Sunday 1st- Saturday 7th July. If you would prefer to spend your time studying just one novel, then why not enrol onto the short course ‘Dickens and Great Expectations,’ where you can examine in detail themes, characters and imagery found in the novel. This course runs from Sunday 5th- Sat 11 August, and you can apply now.
Both are running as part of the University’s Summer School Programme, which means you can stay at Christ Church College for the duration of your course. The short courses are open to everyone, but places fill up fast. If you interested, more details can be found online.