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34th Annual Dickens Universe: Up Close on ‘Our Mutual Friend’

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Program #4650RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Frances from San Pedro, CA Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/10/13
The Dickens Universe is unique in the world. It is a week long and welcomes Dickens scholars from many other countries to join up with over 300 people to discuss the always fascinating Dickens works chosen, along with other authors of the 19th Century. The setting on the campus of UC Santa Cruz is beautiful, buildings set in redwoods where deer and other forest critters share the campus with you, where you are totally immersed in exploring new vistas in a multifaceted literary world for the entire day, each day. Interspersed are movies made from the books, entertainment by those who can bring the characters to life, high Victorian teas in the afternoons, wine and other "potations" before the evening's lecture, and many other delights--like an auction of relative objects for a fundraiser that is always rousing. If you love literature, you'll totally relish The Dickens Universe.

David from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/10/13
If you enjoy reading Charles Dickens, the Dickens Universe will be a week-long high for you.

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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
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