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Online Talk: A Vindication of the Rights of Woman – Mary Wollstonecraft’s Influence in the Writings of Elizabeth Gaskell

Back by popular demand! Our sell-out talk by Dr Diane Duffy explores the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneer of feminist thought in the UK, and her influence on Elizabeth Gaskell’s writing.

Wollstonecraft is firmly back in public consciousness, due to the head-turning new statue in her honour, by artist Maggi Hambling.

Join us for this fascinating online talk, recently reviewed as a ‘great talk with really interesting links and parallels’ and ‘very informative, clearly presented, well illustrated’.

Tickets £4

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Great talk by Diane Duffy. It was fascinating, engaging, entertaining and informative.” Visitor to online events

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17th Nov 2021

7pm - 8pm

The guides brought the home alive. It was inspiring to hear about this woman and extraordinary family

Visitor to the House in 2021