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Online Talk: ‘A Grand Quarrel’ Between Elizabeth Gaskell and Florence Nightingale

What was the ‘grand quarrel’ between Elizabeth Gaskell and Florence Nightingale?

Join us online to find out why these two eminent Victorian women disagreed over the role of mothers, and how each represented a different kind of feminism – long before feminism became a recognised movement.

Author and psychotherapist Naomi Stadlen will explore the arguments that these two brilliant and original women put forth, and question whether we need to vote for one of them – or do we need them both?


About Naomi Stadlen

Naomi Stadlen is a mother and grandmother. She runs discussion groups for mothers, and has authored three books based on those discussions. The most recent is What Mothers Learn – Without Being Taught (Piatkus, 2020).

Naomi is an existential psychotherapist and teaches at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London. Find out more about Naomi on her website: www.naomistadlen.com.


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4th Nov 2020

7pm - 8pm


The interruptions of home life are never ending

Elizabeth Gaskell 1863