George Eliot Day


Saturday, 20 May 2017 at 10.00am

To be held at Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre, Avenue Road, Nuneaton CV11 4LU


George Eliot and Faith

This is the first event of the year devoted to our theme for 2017 - George Eliot and Faith.

Our speakers for the day are:

Professor Valentine Cunningham

Valentine Cunningham

 Imagining the Essence of Christianity: Religion, Heart and Mind in George Eliot

Professor Cunningham is well known for his research, his various posts at Oxford University, his radio appearances, and as a Booker prize judge, and lecturer all over the world. He also sometimes preaches and plays jazz.

 Michael Harris

Ruth Joan And Michael

The Faith and Practice of George Eliot's Clergymen

Michael Harris has a wide knowledge of clerics in real life and in fiction, especially in local Methodism, about which he is a published author. His papers are always scintillating and humorous, with the assured delivery of a lay preacher.

Rev Canon Edward Pogmore

Pres And Edward P1

Looking in the Mirror: George Eliot and Faith

Edward Pogmore was chaplain to the George Eliot Hospital for many years, and also loves the writer. He always has perceptive and challenging things to say about both faith and George Eliot.

Vivienne Wood


George Eliot and Mindfulness

Viv is interested in a Buddhist approach to religion, and has been following some work on George Eliot by our Japanese members. She will invlove her audience in a wide ranging discussion during the course of her paper.


Coffee, tea and registration from 9.45.

First paper at 10.15

Lunch            12.30 - 1.45 (allowing time to visit the George Eliot bits of Chilvers Coton church - opposite the Heritage

                                        Centre, or  the Craft Centre at the back of the Heritage Centre)

Third paper at  1.45

Finish at          4.00

Prices include a buffet lunch and all tea/coffee



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