William Hale White (‘Mark Rutherford’) 100 Years On: A Symposium

Saturday 22 June 2013

Dr Williams’s Library, 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR

This symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the death of William Hale White (‘Mark Rutherford’) was organised by the Mark Rutherford Society in association with the Dr Williams’s Centre for Dissenting Studies, with support from the University of Bedfordshire.

10.00am – Registration and Coffee

10.30am – Welcome by John Hale-White, President of the Mark Rutherford Society

10.40am–12.10pm – Session 1, Politics, Religion, Art

Rosemary Ashton, ‘William Hale White, George Eliot and 142 Strand’

Roger Pooley, ‘Nonconformist Culture and Politics in The Revolution in Tanner’s Lane

Valentine Cunningham, ‘Mark Rutherford and the Plight of the Dissenting Aesthete’

12.10–12.30pm – Questions and Discussion

12.30–1.30pm – Sandwich Lunch (provided)

1.30–2.30pm – Session 2, Pioneering Rutherford Researchers

Nicholas Jacobs, ‘Two European Pioneers: Hans Klinke (1930) and Ursula Buchmann (1950)’

Michael Brealey, ‘A British Pioneer: Henry Arthur Smith (1938)’

2.30–2.50pm – Questions and Discussion

2.50–3.50pm – Session 3, ‘Mark Rutherford’ Today

Max Saunders, ‘A Mysterious Self-Portrait’

Mark Crees, ‘”A Moment More”: Beside Mark Rutherford’s Grave’

3.50–4.10pm – Questions and Discussion

4.10–4.20pm – Closing Remarks by Bob Owens

4.20–5.00pm – Tea