By Jack Orchard
Mary Wollstonecraft and Dissent
A celebration to mark the anniversary of Wollstonecraft’s birth.
Save the Date: Saturday 30 April 2022.
Confirmed Speakers: Sandrine Berges, Emma Clery, Alan Coffee, Hannah Dawson, Laura Kirkley, Susan Manly, Catherine Packham, Bee Rowlatt, Kandice Sharren, Janet Todd, Roberta Wedge, and Daisy Hay, who will be discussing her new group biography of Dissenting London, Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age (Chatto & Windus).
Newington Green Meeting House, the oldest Non-Conformist place of worship in London, has re-opened following extensive renovation sponsored by the National Heritage Lottery Fund. This beautiful historic building has relaunched as an accessible heritage space dedicated to the legacy of the Dissenters at the birthplace of feminism. Mary Wollstonecraft established a school for girls at Newington Green in 1784, and gained inspiration and support from activists and intellectuals settled in the neighbourhood, including such Dissenting luminaries as Richard Price and Anna Letitia Barbauld.
The main venue will be confirmed following a review of health guidelines, but the Newington Green Meeting House, in London N16, will remain the focus of the proceedings.
The event will include free historical walking tours around Newington Green and Stoke Newington, birthday cake, and more…
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