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Bicentenary 2023

We are planning a series of events for the bicentenary of Charlotte Yonge’s birth in 1823. Here is the draft programme. All events are subject to change, but we will be updating this page.

Display in Hampshire Archives and Local Studies foyer.
April 21 – 23
Alliance of Literary Societies AGM Weekend in Winchester. We’re planning a drinks reception and a dinner, a guided tour of CMY’s Winchester and of course at the main event on Saturday, which will be on Zoom as well as in person, there’ll be lively speakers on Victorian fiction in general and CMY’s opinions of it in particular.
April – August 2023Exhibition in Winchester City Museum.
June 24 2023Joint outing to Hursley and Otterbourne for members of the CMY Fellowship and the Hampshire Field Club
August 11 2023 (CMY’s date of birth)Evensong in memory of CMY at Winchester Cathedral
First Sunday in August or September (TBA)Evensong in memory of CMY at St Matthew’s, Otterbourne.
November 2023Celebratory AGM of the Charlotte Mary Yonge Fellowship (members only) in London (on Zoom and in person) with a festive lunch and dramatized reading of one of the novels.
Date TBALaunch of a collection of scholarly essays on Charlotte M Yonge: Charlotte Mary Yonge: Writing the Victorian Age, edited by our members Clare Walker Gore, Clemence Schultze and Julia Courtney, and published by Palgrave Macmillan