Trollope Society Oxford Conference 2023

The Trollope Society Conference will be at Somerville College, Oxford from Friday 1st September to Sunday 3rd September 2023.  The theme of the weekend will be ‘Women in Trollope’.  This will be a wonderful opportunity to stay in the beautiful city of Oxford and experience its architecture, history and culture while staying in Somerville College which is easily accessible from the city centre and by public transport.

Members and their guests are invited to book for the weekend the cost of which is £350 per person to include:

  • Two nights bed and breakfast in Somerville College in single en-suite rooms
  • Reception and gala dinner on Saturday 2nd September held in The Dining Hall of the College
  • All talks and lectures
  • Canteen style dinner on Friday evening and sandwich lunches on Saturday and Sunday.

Somerville College was founded in 1879 as Somerville Hall, one of its first two women’s colleges. Among its alumnae have been Margaret Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Dorothy Hodgkin, Iris Murdoch, Vera Brittain and Dorothy L. Sayers. It began admitting men in 1994. In 1964, it was among the first to cease locking up at night to stop students staying out late.


You can cancel anytime before 1 July 2023 and receive a 100% refund. We regret that we cannot give a refund for cancellations made after this date as the Society will incur the full costs of your place.

This event is now fully booked.

Call for papers

We are now inviting conference papers on subjects which align with the conference theme ‘Women in Trollope’. We are looking for a combination of academics and enthusiasts to present a wide range of views and experiences. Potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The marriage market
  • Trollope’s portrayal of women
  • The restriction of women’s rights and opportunities
  • Character development and choices
  • Trollope’s portrayal of the Victorian feminine ideal
The Trollope Society regrets that no expenses are available, but those invited to speak are guaranteed a very warm reception and an informed and attentive audience.

The deadline for submissions is 4th April 2023.
Maximum 300 words (2,000 characters)

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Address: Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD