Aleck and Nancy Darr

Aleck and Nancy Darr have been involved with Dickens Universe for over twenty years. Aleck is a retired health research analyst who studied at UC Santa Cruz in Stevenson college. Nancy is a retired programmer and analyst who studied literature, and their mutual interest in Dickens brought them to Dickens Universe for the first time in 1997. In retirement Nancy is active in Zonta International and they both support the Friends of the Library, Stevenson Writing Project, and Stevenson Core course in addition to the Friends of the Dickens Project. They return to Dickens Universe year after year for “the immersion in scholarly debates and differing points of view. It is always a pleasure to return to the UCSC campus. The atmosphere of beautiful redwoods and pathways are always enjoyable. In addition, we have met many interesting people from all over the world. We count some of the people we have met as friends and enjoy seeing them year after year.”