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Undercover

Speaker
Rita Ricketts, Visiting Scholar, Merton and Bodleian Collections, and Blackwell's Historian
Event date
Event time
13:00 - 13:30
Venue
Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BG
Venue details

Lecture Theatre

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Recommended

The B H Blackwells (Sir Basil and his father) were fiercely patriotic, yet incensed by the mindless slaughter of the Great War and by the social injustice and poverty that met its survivors. Taking this as one of the themes for her latest book, 'Scholars, Poets and Radicals', Rita Ricketts delves into the Bodleian Blackwell (publishing) Collection, to discover how, under the cover of publishing, the Blackwells protested at 'man's inhumanity to man.'

A Q&A session will follow the talk.