George Eliot Fellowship

The George Eliot Fellowship

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The George Eliot Fellowship was founded by Mr A F Cross on 9th November 1930.
The title of 'Fellowship' rather than society was a personal choice of Mr Cross, as he felt it to be most suited to admirers of a woman who still had a message for present and future generations.
Reclaim the Name

The George Eliot Fellowship wishes to make clear that we have no intention of renaming it as

  • The Mary Ann Evans Fellowship
  • The Mary Anne Evans Fellowship
  • The Marian Evans Fellowship
  • The Marian Evans Lewes Fellowship
  • The Mrs John Cross Fellowship
  • The Marian Cross Fellowship
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George Eliot Visitor Centre

Read about the Fellowship's ambitious plans to develop a visitor centre on the site of the outbuildings at Griff House, Nuneaton.

Essay prize

An annual prize is awarded for an essay on the life, works, family or friends of George Eliot.

George Eliot Review
The George Eliot Review Online is a digital archive of nearly 50 years’ worth of the George Eliot Fellowship’s George Eliot Review. Since 1970, the Fellowship has published an annual journal of society updates, speeches, analytical essays, and reviews of books related to George Eliot.

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George Eliot Visitor Centre

Members of the George Eliot Fellowship will be used to reading about this plan which has filled Newsletter space since 2012, and might even now seem a bit tedious.

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Browse our selection of George Eliot books, reviews, biographies and gifts

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