V&A Museum of Childhood, the English Association and the Dickens Fellowship host a conference on 'Dickens and
Childhood'. The day includes walks, lectures, readings and
other sessions on topics aimed at Dickens experts and students, as well as enthusiastic readers. Events focus on Dickens as a perceptive observer of the stages of child development. An evening symposium features contemporary children's authors speaking on how reading Dickens has influenced their work.