WPI Alumni & Friends in West Palm Beach, Florida, Featuring The Dickens Collection: A World-Class Resource

Thursday, March 07, 2019
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

WPI’s Dickens Collection: A World-Class Resource


Reception, Presentation and Viewing of Collection

Hosted by Maryann Goebel '73 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Colony Hotel
155 Hammon Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL


It may seem a strange pairing - Charles Dickens and WPI. But those familiar with Dickens’s works know that it is impossible to separate the man and his writings from his time of great technological change—the Industrial Revolution—and the resulting social and cultural upheaval. The issues Dickens witnessed, lived, and chronicled in his writing are the same as those we face today—education, poverty, industrialization (or globalization, in today’s parlance). Dickens shows us the benefits and challenges brought about by the Industrial Revolution, and these are important lessons for any STEM student preparing to face the challenges and opportunities brought about by the Information Age. These collections of Dickens’s works demonstrate the value of longevity. They illustrate the value that comes when ideals, knowledge, and philosophies are passed down through generations.

Hear from Professor Joel J. Brattin, Professor of English, as he presents on the Robert D. Fellman and The Daniel and Alice Ryan Dickens Collections.


Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.​


Register by February 28 Using the Link Below


Registration Deadline:
Thursday, February 28, 2019 11:59 pm
Maureen Maynard, Office of Lifetime Engagement for Alumni, Parents and Friends
Phone Number: