The Katherine Mansfield Society Inaugural Birthday Lecture

The Katherine Mansfield Society Inaugural Birthday Lecture was held in central London at New Zealand House on Friday 15 October 2010, generously supported by the New Zealand High Commission and the NZ Society UK. The Penthouse - on the top floor of New Zealand House - commands the best 360 degree views across London after the London Eye!

The lecture was given by Emeritus Professor Angela Smith: ‘Mansfield and Dickens: “I am not reading Dickens idly”’ and was followed by drinks and birthday cup cakes! Around 120 people attended the event, including the Patron of the Society, Dame Jacqueline Wilson,  Belinda Brown, Deputy High Commissioner for New Zealand to the United Kingdom, John Greager, Vice-President of the New Zealand Society, and Stephen Barkway, President of the Virginia Woolf Society.  Photos of the event are posted below. We could not put names to all the faces on the photos - if we have omitted to name you, please email us and we will be glad to add you! kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org

We raised c. £700 for the Society. Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, both near and far!

Download the 2010 Birthday Lecture Flyer Here.

New Zealand Society

The 2011 Birthday Lecture will be held on Sunday 16 October 2011 in London. Details to follow in due course. Book the date in your diary!

 

PHOTOS OF THE 2010 BIRTHDAY LECTURE

22 View over Horse guards Parade

22 View over Horse guards Parade

23 View towards Buckingham Palace

23 View towards Buckingham Palace

24 View towards the city of London

24 View towards the city of London

26 The London Eye

26 The London Eye

27 View towards Trafalgar Square

27 View towards Trafalgar Square

28 View over London

28 View over London

29 London Buses!

29 London Buses!

30 Overlooking Trafalgar Square

30 Overlooking Trafalgar Square

31 Julia Beardsley and Sue Reid

31 Julia Beardsley and Sue Reid

32 Gina Wisker in the kitchen

32 Gina Wisker in the kitchen

33 Kirsty Gunn and Alice Kelly

33 Kirsty Gunn and Alice Kelly

36 Preparing the cupcake table

36 Preparing the cupcake table

37 The raffle table

37 The raffle table

38 The raffle table

38 The raffle table

41 Waiting for the cupcakes

41 Waiting for the cupcakes

42 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

42 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

43 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

43 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

46 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

46 Kate Kennedy playing the cello

52 Gerri Kimber, John Greager, Sue Reid

52 Gerri Kimber, John Greager, Sue Reid

53 Gerri Kimber, John Greager, Sue Reid

53 Gerri Kimber, John Greager, Sue Reid

55 Sue Reid, John Greager, Gerri Kimber

55 Sue Reid, John Greager, Gerri Kimber

56 Sue Reid, John Greager, Gerri Kimber

56 Sue Reid, John Greager, Gerri Kimber

58 Bella Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Alice Wordsworth

58 Bella Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Alice Wordsworth

59 Bella Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Alice Wordsworth

59 Bella Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Alice Wordsworth

61 Sue Reid, Gerri Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

61 Sue Reid, Gerri Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

62 Sue Reid, Gerri Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

62 Sue Reid, Gerri Kimber, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

63 Simone Oettli, Julia Beardsley, Gina Wisker

63 Simone Oettli, Julia Beardsley, Gina Wisker

65 Waiting for the guests to arrive!

65 Waiting for the guests to arrive!

66 Belinda Brown, NZ Deputy High Commissioner, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Gerri Kimber

66 Belinda Brown, NZ Deputy High Commissioner, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Gerri Kimber

67 Angela Smith

67 Angela Smith

69 Listening to the lecture

69 Listening to the lecture

70 Listening to the lecture

70 Listening to the lecture

71 Bella Kimber and Alice Wordsworth

71 Bella Kimber and Alice Wordsworth

72 Sue Reid

72 Sue Reid

74 Elliot Henderson, Dieter Riemenschneider

74 Elliot Henderson, Dieter Riemenschneider

76 Jackie Jones, Kathleen Jones

76 Jackie Jones, Kathleen Jones

77 Sue Reid, Janet Wilson, Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Brown

77 Sue Reid, Janet Wilson, Deputy High Commissioner Belinda Brown

78 Liz Jaston and Kevin Ireland

78 Liz Jaston and Kevin Ireland

79 Kirsty Gunn and Kate Kennedy

79 Kirsty Gunn and Kate Kennedy

80 Neil Ferber

80 Neil Ferber

81 Mpalive Msiska and Dan Smith

81 Mpalive Msiska and Dan Smith

82 Alice Kelly - cheers!

82 Alice Kelly - cheers!

83 Mary Ensor

83 Mary Ensor

84 Kirsty Gunn and Alice Kelly

84 Kirsty Gunn and Alice Kelly

86 Gina Wisker

86 Gina Wisker

87 Julia Beardsley and Gina Wisker

87 Julia Beardsley and Gina Wisker

88 Angela Smith

88 Angela Smith

89 Bella Kimber and Alice Wordsworth

89 Bella Kimber and Alice Wordsworth

90 The remains of the cupcakes!

90 The remains of the cupcakes!

91 Dieter Riemenschneider, Jan Kemp, Simone Oettli

91 Dieter Riemenschneider, Jan Kemp, Simone Oettli

910 Kirsty Gunn draws

910 Kirsty Gunn draws

911 Groupings at the reception

911 Groupings at the reception

912 Gina Wisker, Alice Kelly, Kate Kelly

912 Gina Wisker, Alice Kelly, Kate Kelly

914 the audience listening to Angela

914 the audience listening to Angela

915 Janet Wilson smiles from the audience

915 Janet Wilson smiles from the audience

916 Angela Smith Delia with Julia Beardsley behind the bar

916 Angela Smith Delia with Julia Beardsley behind the bar

917 Bella Kimber Alice Wordsworth

917 Bella Kimber Alice Wordsworth

918 Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

918 Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Angela Smith

919 Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Trish Beswick, two happy raffle winners

919 Dame Jacqueline Wilson and Trish Beswick, two happy raffle winners

920 Dieter Riemenschneider, Angela Smith share a joke

920 Dieter Riemenschneider, Angela Smith share a joke

921 Dieter Riemenschneider, Elliot Henderson

921 Dieter Riemenschneider, Elliot Henderson

922 Gerri Kimber the raffle draw basket

922 Gerri Kimber the raffle draw basket

923 Jan Kemp, Simone Oettli in the background Sue Reid DR

923 Jan Kemp, Simone Oettli in the background Sue Reid DR

924 Janet Wilson, Jan Kemp with Jans raffled book. a pansy

924 Janet Wilson, Jan Kemp with Jans raffled book. a pansy

925 Kathy Neil Ferber KM bio book table with Gerri Kimber

925 Kathy Neil Ferber KM bio book table with Gerri Kimber

926 Kathy Ferber her KM bio with Jan Kemp

926 Kathy Ferber her KM bio with Jan Kemp

927 Kirsty Martin, essay prize winner

927 Kirsty Martin, essay prize winner

928 Some of the audience

928 Some of the audience

929 Some of the audience

929 Some of the audience

930 The birthday cupcakes!!

930 The birthday cupcakes!!

931 The raffle table

931 The raffle table