Sunday, 22 September 2019
Talk about Mary Ann, Hackney 13 October
This may be of interest to Londoners who like lavish teas and stimulating conversation on a Sunday afternoon. At 2pm on Sunday 13 October I shall be giving a talk on Mary Ann for "Bluestocking Teas" in the Crypt at St Peter de Beauvoir, Northchurch Terrace, N1 4DA (seven minutes walk from Haggerston Overground Station). Tickets for the tea cost £20 and can be bought from https://ticketlab.co.uk/event/id/3578 . The food at these events is said to be excellent and sumptuous, with plentiful vegan options, while the informal atmosphere fosters a lively discussion.
Anyone attending the talk will be able to pre-order copies of George Canning Is My Son at a 10% discount.
Mary Ann's sometimes chaotic life embodies many of the ideas of Mary Wollstonecraft, and the talk and discussion will centre on those aspects of her story that raise questions about the position of women in the late eighteenth century (and also in the early twenty-first).