The Barbara Pym Society
2017 North American Conference Program

                                                        Friday 17 March                                                        
On Friday evening we will meet at the Church of the Advent,
30 Brimmer Street (corner of Mount Vernon) on Beacon Hill in Boston
6:30 p.m. Drinks Reception

7:00 Dinner, $55 per person, includes wine    MENU

8:00 – 9:00  Pops concert by organist Jonathan Ortloff in the church, all are welcome

                                                     Saturday 18 March                                                      
All activities on Saturday will be held at Harvard Law School
Conference sessions, breakfasts, and Saturday afternoon coffee will be in Austin Hall [MAP],
Lunch and dinner on Saturday will be in Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Mass. Ave.

9:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00  Welcome

10:10  Linda McDougall: The Geography of Less Than Angels (video documentary)

11:10  Dr. Joan Vredenburgh: Less Than Angels, or An Unsuitable Detachment

12:30 p.m.  Lunch in Wasserstein Hall, second floor

1:35     Video: Tea with Miss Pym (1977)

2:00     Gabriele Caras: Various Positions: Oliphant, Mallow, Lydgate,
           and Pym, on Writing

3:00     Dr. Nick Turner: Fireworks in Suburbia: Space, Place and Symbolism in Less than Angels

4:00    Coffee and biscuits

5:00 – 7:00 Free time

7:00 – 8:30 Dinner in Wasserstein Hall, second floor; $40 includes beer and wine   MENU

                                                       Sunday 19 March                                                         
9:15 a.m. Continental breakfast

10:00   Tim Burnett: “Diarrhoea,” she said, “thoughtfully” – Barbara Pym’s use of the adverb

11:00   Dramatized Reading: Dining with Miss Pym

Noon  Conference adjourns

12:30 p.m. Brunch at Nubar restaurant in the Sheraton Commander Hotel, $32   MENU 

4:30Organ recital followed by
5:00High-church Solemn Evensong & Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at the Church
            of the Advent on Beacon Hill.

6:30     Dinner at Harvard Gardens restaurant & bar, 316 Cambridge Street at Charles Circle in Boston,
a short walk from the Church of the Advent. We'll order à la carte from their standard dinner menu, but
reservations are required so we will know how many people are coming.