'How different from us?' Miss Beale’s Life, Legacy and Library

Speaker
Dr Jill Dye, Professor Daniel Wakelin
Event date
Event time
18:00 - 19:00
Venue
St Hilda's College - Online Event
Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Join us in the virtual St Hilda's College Library.

Though Dorothea Beale founded St Hilda’s College in 1893, it is well known that the real apple of her eye was Cheltenham Ladies' College, where she had been Principal and to whom she left almost all of her worldly goods upon her death in 1907.

How, then, did so many rare and exciting books from Miss Beale’s own collections end up in St Hilda’s College Library? What do these volumes reveal about the person behind the portrait, the character behind the collection, and about her aims and ideals for her Oxford College and its Library?

Join College Librarian, Dr Jill Dye, in conversation with Library Fellow Professor Daniel Wakelin, for a tour through some of these revealing treasures.