Martin Kemp

Speaker: Francesca Peacock

Topic: The Revolutionary Life of Margaret Cavendish

Venue: Vinson Lecture Theatre

Time: 10:30-11:30 Saturday 16 September

Talk Summary:

Margaret Cavendish was one of the most extraordinary women of her age. She wrote on science, philosophy and the battle of the sexes, at the court of Henrietta Maria, queen to Charles I, and in Continental exile.

Francesca Peacock is one of our brightest young literary talents. She writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, the Financial Times, the TLS, and the Spectator. She makes her debut with Pure Wit: the Revolutionary Life of Margaret Cavendish.