Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins: Writing, Performance, Image

Main Library Atrium
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Monday 1 July 2024 (09:00) - Sunday 12 January 2025 (18:00)
Mr Dickens's Last Reading, Illustrated London News, 19 March 1870.

Curated by Doctor Caroline Radcliffe, Reader in Drama and Performance, Department of Drama and Theatre Arts, University of Birmingham. 

This exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Wilkie Collins, novelist and playwright (8 January 1824 – 23 September 1889), and welcomes the 29th Annual Dickens Society Symposium to the University of Birmingham. Showcasing rare books and manuscripts from the Cadbury Research Library relating to Collins and his friend and mentor, the ‘inimitable’ writer, Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870).  

All welcome. Non-University ID card holders please ask at Main Library reception. An online version will be available on CRL Flickr.

Accessibility information for this event

The Main Library has accessible toilets on every floor, including a changing places facility in the Wolfson room on the ground floor. Large format captions will be available next to the exhibition on the ground floor. Please contact us via Just Ask or in person at the Help Desk if you have any questions about accessibility.