The Gaskell Society

The Gaskell Society are devoted to the study and appreciation of the life and work of Elizabeth Gaskell. It has regional branches in Manchester, Knutsford, London & South East, and the South West of England. Many members of the Gaskell Society were involved in the campaign to restore Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and continue to support the house.

They hold several events a year, including meetings, trips and socials and host a biannual conference. They also publish a regular newsletter and an annual journal of academic Gaskell studies.

They are a mixed group – united in their admiration of Elizabeth Gaskell’s spirit and work. If you have enjoyed your visit to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and have been inspired to find out more about this extraordinary woman, her life and her work, you may consider joining the society!

For full details see the society website.

We've got a house...it certainly is a beauty...I must try and make the house give as much pleasure to others as I can.’

Elizabeth Gaskell, in a letter to her friend Eliza Fox in 1850.