Online talk: A Tale of Two Houses – Lizzy Bennet and Margaret Hale

In this lively online talk and discussion we'll take a closer look at two of literature’s best loved heroines – Lizzy Bennet from 'Pride & Prejudice' and Margaret Hale from 'North and South'. Presented in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell's House. **This event is now fully booked**

Wednesday 16 February
7:00pm — 8:00pm

In 2022 we are launching an exciting new partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, exploring the work, life and times of two giants of nineteenth century literature, Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell.

We kick off the series with a lively online talk and discussion, taking a closer look at two of literature’s best loved heroines – Lizzy Bennet from Pride & Prejudice and Margaret Hale from North and South.

Discover how our heroines each appear to defy convention in these classic novels by Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell. Join Libby Tempest, Chair of the Gaskell Society, and Ellora Sutton, Creative Engagement Officer at Jane Austen’s House, to take a closer look at the comparisons between Lizzy and Margaret as they speak their minds to shape the world around them, and enjoy readings from two blockbuster novels of the nineteenth century.

The talks will be approx 45 mins long, with time for a short question session afterwards.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House in Manchester


Date: Wednesday 16 February 2022

Time: 7pm – 8pm (GMT)

Location: This event will take place online; join us from the comfort of your own home!

Tickets: £5

This event is now fully booked. See our other upcoming events. 

This event is presented in partnership with Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

This event will take place on Zoom. Please provide a valid email address, as you will be emailed a link to join the tour in the run up to the event. 

If you are joining as a group or household, please buy one ticket for each person attending.  All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum. 

Timings are given in UK time (Greenwich meantime) – please do check what the event time is in your territory, to ensure you log in at the right time. 

This event will be recorded for ticket holders to watch again later. The recording will be available for up to three months.