Study Days

2017

Nursery Rhymes

The Society's annual Study Day will be on 28th October at the Church Hall of the Crown Court Church of Scotland in Covent Garden, London.

The speakers include:

Morag Styles'Ding Dong Bell': from Shakespeare (Mother Goose's Melody) to contemporary bards, the role of nursery rhymes' in the canon of children's poetry

Elizabeth Hammill'Over the Hills and Far Away': A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes From Arround the World

Debbie PullingerFalling down and chopping off the threatening world of nursery rhymes

Anne Harvey & Caroline Walker'Nursery Rhymes of London Town' by Eleanor Farjeon

Ian BeckIllustrating Nursery Rhymes

Brian AldersonThe Opies

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Past One-day Conferences or Study Days

2016

The Contemporaries of Peter Rabbit.

The Society's annual Study Day was held on Saturday 22 October 2016 at the Church Hall of the Crown Court Church of Scotland in Covent Garden, London.

The speakers included :-

Andrew Nash The printing and publishing scene round about 1900

Lesley Delaney L.Leslie Brooke 1862 - 1940

Susan Bailes Florence Upton 1873 - 1922

Dennis Butts Kipling in Animal Land

Iain StevensonThe publishing activities of Grant Richards

Anne Stevenson Hobbs ‘Arthur Rackham Arrives’!

2015

Isaac Watts and Early Children's Poetry

The Society's annual Study Day was held on Saturday 17 October 2015, at the Church Hall of the Crown Court Church of Scotland in Covent Garden, London.

The speakers included :-

Pat Pinsent Saving young sinners from hell: the children's poetry of John Bunyan and Isaac Watts

Dennis Butts Parables from the Prison and the Asylum: The Children's Verse of Christopher Smart

Anne Harvey Two Sisters & A Friend: Poetry by Ann & Jane Taylor and Adelaide O'Keeffe

Louise Joy Children's poetry and the comic mode

Morag Styles‘Love me, my baby’ (Rossetti): Some distinctive trends in women writing poetry for children in19thC

Brian Sibley "It is wrong from beginning to end”: Lewis Carroll and the Poetry of Parody

2014

Lesser-known Women Illustrators of the Late Victorian/Early Edwardian Era

October 2014, Crown Court Church of Scotland in conjunction with IBIS (The Imaginative Book Illustration Society).

A Grey Hole in History, Children’s Books publishing, at the point “machine-press period” has its beginning, roughly 1830 – 1859

May 2014 St Paul's Girls' School, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BS.

2013

Children's Book Publishing in the Hand-Press Period: Progress in research

St Paul's Girls' School, Brook Green, Hammersmith, London W6 7BS

2012

Two Hundred Years of the Grimm Brothers' Fairy Tales

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London

2011

The Centenary of The Secret Garden

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London

2010

Flights of Fantasy: flight in children's literature

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London

2009

Moveables: paper techniques and their use and development in children's books

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London

2008

'Beloved Kids'? Children's Writers as Parents:'easily spoiled and easily dehumanised'

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London

2007

Scotland and its influence on children's literature

Crown Court Church of Scotland, Covent Garden, London