Encounters with Harriet Martineau

Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Lectures Talks and Workshops
Wednesday 8th March 2017 (13:00-14:00)
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Harriet Martineau, wood engraving, Wellcome Library, London

Harriet Martineau was a radical writer and campaigner in the nineteenth 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 and influenced the development of the social sciences. Stuart Hobday, biographer of Harriet Martineau, will look at the personal side of Martineau's life and her influence on other Victorian luminaries such as Charles Darwin and George Eliot.  

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Stuart Hobday's biography Encounters with Harriet Martineau will be published by Unbound in December 2016.