Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations after a very special month: Dr Sandy Lerner was presented with a honourary OBE for services to UK culture, here in the Library she founded.
First launched on Sunday 8th March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton House Library wherever you are.
June’s podcast features an interview with Professor Ruth Perry (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) on how the strong voice of first English feminist, Mary Astell, became her life-long passion. Professor Michelle Levy and her PHD student Kandice Sharren (both visiting fellows in March, from Simon Fraser University in Canada) discuss their Women’s Print History Project and the unique resource provided by the Library’s collection. Pamela Birley, from the Society of Women Writers and Journalists, talks about the new visiting fellowship – funded by the organisation – that aims to promote the study of women in warfare in any historical period. Twelve years after the completion of the restoration of the house and grounds, we hear from project manager Adrian Thatcher, and finally, Development Director, Keith Arscott, talks about his role at the Library in building a strong community of support.