This Study Day will take place at the Marks Tey Hotel, London Road, Marks Tey, CO6 1DU from 11.00am to 3.00pm. The cost is £25 per person, which includes tea/coffee on arrival and a light lunch with coffee/tea. A booking form is available here. Booking opens at the lecture on 12 January 2017.
From Victoria herself in the Scottish Highlands to Mary Kingsley in West Africa and Isabella Bird in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii, this is a world tour in exciting company.
In Session 1 Roger Mitchell defines ‘feistiness’ and then celebrates the achievements of Victorian Women Travellers, starting with Victoria herself and taking the story of travel and travellers into the age of railways and steamships.
Session 2 covers a wide range of women travellers and writers, including Mary Kingsley and Margaret Fountaine
After lunch in Session 3 Roger concentrates on two of his heroines - Marianne North (1830–1890) and her paintings, and Isabella Bird (1831–1904) and her books.
Roger Mitchell studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds. Awarded Churchill Fellowship to travel and study in USA. Former College Vice-Principal who now lectures for University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges. Organises and leads country house study tours, and tries to find time to do research on British and American Country Houses.