The Pankhurst Centre and the University of Manchester are thrilled to invite members of the public to this talk on Anne Lister, the remarkable woman who had a lesbian church 'wedding' in 1834, and is now the subject of the BBC's hit show Gentleman Jack.
Dr Jill Liddington is a writer and historian, who is passionate about women's history. Her books include The Long Road to Greenham (Virago 1989) which won the Fawcett Book Prize in 1990, Rebel Girls: their fight for the Vote (Virago 2006) which was shortlisted for the Portico Book Prize in 2008, and Female Fortune: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (Rivers Oram Press 1998), which was chosen by TV scriptwriter Sally Wainwright on Desert Island Discs in 2014 as the book she wanted to take with her. In this talk, held as part of the University of Manchester and the Pankhurst Centre's Challenging Domesticity series, Dr Liddington sifts through domestic details in Anne Lister's diaries, both the handwritten and coded passages, to look for answers...
The talk will be held in room A101 Samuel Alexander Building at the University of Manchester. Doors open at 5 and the event will be followed by a free drinks reception at the Pankhurst Centre, the home of Emmeline Pankhurst and the birthplace of the suffragette movement.
This event is free but booking is essential via eventbrite.