Silas Marner by Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot): Moving from despair to renewal

22 October 2021 - 2 December 2021


The development of spirituality is generally recognised as requiring some sort of practice or discipline in order to make ‘progress’ to connect to a deeper sense of purpose in order to sustain a new vision of the future.

In this course we will explore desolation, isolation and consolation through the novel Silas Marner by Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot).

Silas Marner is wrongfully accused of theft; he exiles himself from the world until he finds redemption and spiritual rebirth. What ways of weaving a spiritual practice into our daily life can we learn from the life journey of Silas Marner?

In preparation for the course you should read the novel or watch the BBC’s 1985 production, Silas Marner: The Weaver of Raveloe.

Live sessions are every Tuesday at 18:30-20:00 (UK time).

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Live discussionPrivate discussionWritten and visual

Accessibility info:

On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communications adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Closed captions can be made available on all recorded material and may be available for live sessions upon request; please contact us directly in addition to booking if you require closed captions.

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