The York Brontë Group is now under way, meeting once a month at The Brigantes Bar, Micklegate, York. The first, very informal get-together, began with a very short talk about laudanum and other common nineteenth century remedies. The discussion which followed widened to cover a number of related topics including what Mr Brontë did and – perhaps more significantly - did not annotate in his copy of Graham’s Modern Domestic Medicine and whether Emily’s final illness really was consumption.
The next meeting of the group will be on Thursday, 27 February at 2 pm when a discussion about modern responses to the works of the Brontës will be led by Belinda Hakes who is Head of English at Wyke College.
In addition to discussion session a programme of visits is planned and full details will be released soon. For further information please email Chris Went (Trustee) at email@example.com and you can follow the Group on Twitter @YorkBronteGroup