‘The Lady Members of the Leeds Library, 1768-1914’ by Janet Douglas
In the eighteenth century and for much of the next century, middle-class women rarely ventured into the public sphere without being chaperoned by a man or an older woman. A visit to the Leeds Library was one tiny step on the road to emancipation. Women could be Library shareholders in their own right. The talk is about some of the extraordinary women who used the library, what they read, and where and how they lived.
This is a FREE event but booking is essential.