image for Literary Event item typeStuart Hobday: Encounters with Harriet Martineau at Orleans House Gallery

Octagon Room

Octagon Room

Literary Event, Sun 4 Nov 2018


Orleans House Gallery



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Harriet Martineau was a radical writer and campaigner in the 19th century. She became
famous in 1830s London for writing about fair economics in a popular way, and after visiting
America became an outspoken voice against slavery. Martineau went on to become the world’s
first woman journalist, a pioneering feminist, and influenced the development of the social sciences. This afternoon Hobday will look at the personal side of Martineau’s life and her influence on other Victorian luminaries such as Darwin, Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot.

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Dates Times
Sun 4 Nov 2018 12:00


£8 / £6.50



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