4650
Santa Cruz
37th Annual Dickens Universe: ‘Middlemarch’
Immerse yourself in the world of George Eliot and learn about the author’s life and work through lectures, group discussions and Victorian events at the 37th annual Dickens Universe.
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
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DAY
1
Registration, RS event, dinner. Evening lecture, then film.
Santa Cruz, CA
D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Registration at Colleges Nine and Ten. Temporary parking is available for registration, then your car must be moved to a Conference lot. Assistance is available for those needing help with luggage. Apartments may not have elevators.The Dickens Universe is different in that you will be attending a conference that includes other members of the general public, academics, and students from UCSC. We don't set you apart as a group and you attend the activities with the other participants.

Afternoon: Registration 2-4 PM. Special 30-minute orientation for Road Scholars at 5:15.

Dinner: Dinner 5:45-6:30 PM. All meals are cafeteria-style at the nearby Colleges Nine and Ten Dining Commons. Menu items change daily, but there is always a variety of vegetarian items, including a salad bar. There is also the ever-popular soft-serve ice cream.

Evening: Post-Prandial Potations 6:30-7:30 PM; Welcome and Lecture 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

DAY
2
Full day of lectures. Sale, evening lecture, film.
Santa Cruz, CA
B,L,D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms. Classrooms, dining and lecture halls are all accessible via ramps or elevators. Colleges Nine and Ten are built on a slight incline, and there are stairs and ramps to navigate between buildings.

Breakfast: Breakfast is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers, Dickensian seminar for those who want to keep discussing, and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. Afternoon talk 4:00-5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM, along with book and t-shirt sales; lecture 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

DAY
3
Another full day-schedule roughly same as Mon. with PM play.
Santa Cruz, CA
B,L,D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms. (See notes from Monday.)

Breakfast: Breakfast is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers, Dickensian seminar for those who want to keep discussing, and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. Afternoon talk 4:00-5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM; lecture from 7:30-9 PM; Film screening 9-11 PM.

DAY
4
No lecture this evening. Film is usually shown in evening.
Santa Cruz, CA
B,L,D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms.

Breakfast: Breakfast is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Afternoon: Workshops for teachers, Dickensian seminar for those who want to keep discussing, and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM; Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. Afternoon talk 4:00-5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Evening: No post-prandial potations this evening because of early film screening 7 PM. FREE EVENING. Great opportunity to go into town, or just relax.

DAY
5
Last day of Afternoon Tea. Evening lecture, then Grand Party
Santa Cruz, CA
B,L,D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms.

Breakfast: Breakfast is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Lunch is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Afternoon: Dickensian seminar for those who want to keep discussing, and repeat film screening 1:30-3:00 PM (no teachers workshop); Victorian Tea 3-3:45 PM. Afternoon talk 4:00-5:15 PM.

Dinner: Dinner is cafeteria-style at the dining hall. Save room for the delicious homemade cakes and huge assortment of cheeses at the Grand Party later.

Evening: Post-prandial potations 6:30-7:30 PM; dramatic reading of "Middlemarch in Spring" 7-9 PM; Grand Party for everyone, hosted by Friends of the Dickens Project, 9-11 PM.

DAY
6
Usual daytime activities, auction and Victorian Dance in PM
Santa Cruz, CA
B,L,D
Colleges Nine and Ten-UCSC

Activity note: Walking up to a mile around campus throughout the day between apartment, dining facilities and lecture rooms. Dancing (optional) at this evening's Victorian Dance.

Breakfast: Breakfast is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Morning: Faculty-led discussion groups 8:30-9:30 AM. Plenary lecture 9:45-11 AM. Grad student-led workshops on novel 11:15-12:30 PM.

Lunch: Special lunch gathering for Road Scholars and group leader. Lunch will be provided (including for Commuters), either in a reserved section of the dining hall, or catered in a separate area.

Afternoon: Check online schedule for activities. Visit to Special Collections at McHenry Library to view serialized first editions of Dickens novels, and artifacts. (Field trip limited to 15 people.)

Dinner: Dinner is cafeteria-style at the dining hall.

Evening: Announcements, Auction, Dessert Party and Victorian Dance (with 6-piece band and instructor) 6:30-11 PM.

DAY
7
Departures after breakfast.
Santa Cruz, CA
B

Breakfast: Breakfast