Events

Apr 19, 2018
  • Apr 19, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Location: Big Green Bookshop, Brampton Park Road N22
  • Latest Activity: Apr 12

From the Big Green Bookshop:

"Join Jocelyn Robson, author of Radical Reformers and Respectable Rebels: How the Two Lives of Grace Oakeshott Defined an Era, for a talk about the subject of her book.

Jocelyn Robson has worked as a researcher and teacher in further and higher education, and has special interests in women's history and vocational training. She was raised in New Zealand and lives in north London.

The fin de siècle was a time of social and cultural upheaval, with many women living more adventurous and defiant lives than their mothers would ever have dreamed possible. This book tells the true story of an Englishwoman who staged her own death and re-invented herself in the far colony of New Zealand, in the early 1900s.

Grace Oakeshott’s life is revealed through the reform movements of the period, including education for girls, ethical socialism, Victorian evangelicalism, and the changing nature of marriage. As a social activist, Grace rubbed shoulders with many notable figures, including William Morris, H. G. Wells, and Sydney and Beatrice Webb.

Jocelyn Robson uses a rich collection of historical sources, including contemporary fiction and social commentary, archive documents and interviews with surviving family members. Through the lives of Grace and those close to her we discover what drove people to act in extraordinary (as well as ordinary) ways. 

Tickets £3.00 redeemable against the price of the book, available here. "

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Kaleidoscope Festival at Alexandra Palace - 21 Jul from 11am-11pm - Alexandra Palace and Park

Haringey Migrant Support Centre Fundraising Quiz - 21 Jul at 7.30pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 22 Jul from 2-6.30pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Rock against Racism: Band in a Week - 23-27 Jul - Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace. Free workshops for teenagers.

Jazz@Karamel: End of Season Jam - 26 Jul from 7pm - Karamel 

Evening of Music in support of Friend Farm Animal Sanctuary - 28 Jul from 7pm - Karamel

Famous Local Garden open for Charity - 29 Jul from 2-6pm - 5 St. Regis Close, Alexandra Park Road, N10 (above the church)

Alexandra Palace Girl Talk Summer School - from 2-4 Aug from 11-4pm - Transmitter Hall, Alexandra Palace

Music in the Gardens - every Sunday in July/Aug from 3-5pm - Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 28 Pages Lane N10 (check post for details).

Palmers Green Festival - 2 Sep from 12-7pm - Broomfield Park

Craft and Gift Event - 7 Oct from 11-5pm - Earl Haig Hall, Elder Avenue, Crouch End

Le Patin Libre: Threshold - 18-21st October, 2 performances most evenings - Ice Rink, Alexandra Palace

 

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