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SANTA CRUZ, CALIFORNIA

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

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Program #4650RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
The Dickens Universe is an annual gathering of scholars, teachers, and members of the general public who share a love of Dickens's novels and his era. In 2014, the Universe will feature "Our Mutual Friend," Dickens's last completed novel and perhaps his most powerful indictment of Victorian materialism, greed, class antagonism, and environmental degradation. Famous for its symbolic geography of river and dust mounds, the novel also displays a vast array of eccentric grotesque characters and unexpected plot twists. The festive week-long program includes lectures by distinguished scholars, small seminars, films, teas, and Victorian dancing. Enrollment is limited. Register early!


Highlights

• Explore "Our Mutual Friend" in small discussion groups and lectures by distinguished international faculty.
• Enjoy afternoon tea served by the Friends of the Dickens Project.
• Immerse yourself in the world of Dickens at a grand party and an evening of Victorian dancing.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile on hilly campus terrain. Housing, meals and lectures are held in different campus buildings.

Coordinated by University of California at Santa Cruz.


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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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