Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Judith Flanders lecture on Victorian life, 4 May

Thursday, 28 April 2011


Judith Flanders, acclaimed historian of Victorian life, will give an inaugural lecture for the International Nineteenth-Century Research Cluster at Oxford Brookes University. On Wednesday May 4thIn the Buckley Building (BG 11) at 5.00pm, to be followed by  drinks.

Since 2001 JUDITH FLANDERS has published four much praised, best-selling, interdisciplinary studies of Victorian life. Her topics have included leisure and pleasure, living conditions in the Victorian house, and a study of four lower middle-class sisters and the marriages which made brothers-in-law of two famous painters, Edward Burne-Jones  and Edward Poynter, and made cousins of Stanley Baldwin and Rudyard Kiping. Her latest The Invention of Murder:  How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection, and Created Modern Crime (2011) was serialised as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. JUDITH FLANDERS uses a wealth of diverse sources, including art history, literature, and social and political history to weave her engrossing narratives. In her lecture she will reveal the process involved in weaving multidisciplinary research into a series of acclaimed best sellers.