Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Monday Lecture: Victorian Scientists and Scandals: True Stories Behind The Conviction of Cora Burns with Carolyn Kirby

March 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – £5

Carolyn Kirby’s debut novel The Conviction of Cora Burns (previously titled Half of You) was begun in 2013 on a writing course at Faber Academy in London and will launch at the BMI. “Born in a gaol and raised in a workhouse, Cora Burns has always struggled to control the violence inside her. Haunted by memories of a terrible crime, she seeks a new life working as a servant in the house of scientist Thomas Jerwood. Here, Cora befriends a young girl, Violet, who seems to be the subject of a living experiment. But is Jerwood also secretly studying Cora…?” Carolyn’s talk will give an insight into the research that underlies the fictional narrative of her novel and will focus on three controversial Victorians: Arthur Munby, W. T. Stead and Francis Galton.

Tickets

Tickets are not available as this event has passed.

Details

Date:
March 25
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free – £5

Organizer

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Phone:
0121 236 3591
Email:
events@bmi.org.uk
Website:
www.bmi.org.uk

Venue

Birmingham and Midland Institute
9 Margaret Street
Birmingham, England B3 3BS United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone:
1212363591
Website:
www.bmi.org.uk
Contact Us

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, as soon as we can.

0

Start typing and press Enter to search