Forgotten Wives – Ann Oakley

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Forgotten Wives examines the ways in which marriage has contributed to the ‘disremembering’ of women’s achievements. Ann Oakley examines the conventions of history and biography-writing using case studies of the wives of well-known men – Charlotte Shaw, Mary Booth, Jeannette Tawney and Janet Beveridge. Join us to hear Ann talk about her book. We are… Continue reading Forgotten Wives – Ann Oakley

Tamar Swade – The Touch Taboo

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

Tamar’s book examines the effects on us of touch, and of touch deprivation – what we feel when we are touched, what it means to us, and the fact that some individuals and cultures are more tactile than others. Join us to find out more. This is a hybrid event – on Zoom and with… Continue reading Tamar Swade – The Touch Taboo

Curious Crouch End – Andrew Whitehead

Highgate Library Civic & Cultural Centre

In Curious Crouch End, historian Andrew Whitehead tells the stories hidden away amid the Victorian villas and Edwardian terraces of this fashionable corner of North London. Join us to hear Andrew talk about his book. This is a hybrid event – on Zoom and with a limited audience in the hall. Register on Eventbrite (Virtual… Continue reading Curious Crouch End – Andrew Whitehead