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15.11.19 Wheel of Change - Stories of Victorian Heroines

Forrester & Lemon Memorial Lecture: Wheels of Change - Stories of Victorian Heroines with Professor Katie Pickles!

What were Victorian heroines made of? How were they part of the wheels of change in Victorian society? Commenting on women’s changing status through the 19th Century, this lecture reconsiders famous role models and icons including Queen Victoria herself, Grace Darling and Florence Nightingale. How and why were these British women claimed in colonial New Zealand?

About the lecturer: Katie Pickles is Professor of History at the University of Canterbury and Royal Society Te Apārangi James Cook Research Fellow. She is currently writing a book about global heroines in modern history.

When: Friday, 15 November 2019 13:00-14:00

Where: Oamaru Opera House, Ink Box

This event is organised by the Oamaru Civic Trust.

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