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Undercover

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

Lecture Theatre

Lectures and seminars
Free
Yes
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.