FINAL PROGRAMME: ‘Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens’s Radical Rival’, Saturday 26th July 2014, Westminster Archives Centre

We are delighted to announce that ‘Remarkable Reynolds: Dickens’s Radical Rival’ will now close with cake and a wine reception to toast Reynolds’s Bicentenary. See

Westminster Archives Centre
Sat. 26th July 2014
11am – 4.30pm
(Wine reception 4.30pm – 5.15pm; tea and coffee available from 10.30am)
Sponsored by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Roehampton, London

This is a FREE bicentenary event to celebrate the life and work of GWM Reynolds, but places are limited.

Keynote Speakers:

Louis James (University of Kent): ‘More Popular than Dickens? G.W.M. Reynolds and mid-Victorian England’
Anne Humpherys (City University, New York): ‘Dining with Reynolds, Dicks, and their Friends and Relations’

Readings from ‘The Chimes’ and ‘The Mysteries of London’ by Michael Slater, as well as from ‘Wagner the Werewolf’.

Talks from:

Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton): ‘Looking at Reynolds’
Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘The Chartist Gothic: Reynolds and the Radical Imagination’
Ruth Doherty (Trinity College Dublin): ‘Mr Jones and Nemo’s Bones: Crowded Graves in Reynolds and Dickens’
Jessica Hindes (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘”Not in reality an indecent publication”: Reynolds and the Victorian obscene’
Mary L. Shannon (University of Roehampton): ‘Reynolds and Westminster’

There will also be an exhibition of Reynolds material on the day. Tea and coffee will be available from 10.30am.

Please REGISTER to reserve your place by contacting:
Westminster City Archives, 10 St Ann’s St, London SW1P 2DE
tel.: 020 7641 5180

For further details, and the latest downloadable programme and poster, see:

Any questions of queries can also be directed to Mary L. Shannon at, and please feel free to forward this notice to friends and family.


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