Juliet Gardiner
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Juliet Gardiner
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Monday 9 April, 8pm

Juliet Gardiner, one of Britain’s best-known social historians, will be joining us to talk on illegitimacy, adoption, bedsits, mini-skirts, equal opportunities and her deeply moving memoir, Joining the Dots.

Weaving biography and history, Gardiner writes here about the span of women’s lives from her birth during the Second World War to the election of Margaret Thatcher as prime minister. Using episodes from her own life as starting points to illuminate the broader history in society at large, she explores changing ideas towards birth and adoption, the importance of education for girls, the opportunities offered by university, to expectations of work and motherhood, not to mention her generation’s yearning for freedom.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be an insightful and compelling talk.

Entry £2.50, includes a glass of wine.