An Extraordinary Marriage – Hannah Cullwick and Arthur Munby


Day course

Dr Greta Depledge

21 July 2020 to 21 July 2020


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An Extraordinary Marriage – Hannah Cullwick and Arthur Munby
Tuesday 21 July
Fee: £56
This course will appeal to those interested in nineteenth century social and political issues, the history of women and issues of class.
Diarist, servant and wife. Barrister, man of letters and husband. The relationship between the servant Hannah Cullwick and barrister and man of letters, Arthur Munby, is one that has fascinated historians and academics. This day school will use the writings of both Hannah Cullwick and Arthur Munby as a reference point for an exploration of this fascinating couple and their extraordinary marriage. We will consider what their relationship and marriage tell us about attitudes to class, women and social mores in the nineteenth century. Tutor: Dr Greta Depledge

Tutor information

Dr Greta Depledge has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, an MA in Victorian Studies and a PhD (Female maladies, medical practice and literary culture 1860-1900), awarded by Birkbeck College, University of London.
Greta has many years’ experience in teaching, tutoring and lecturing roles in a wide range of HE and FE establishments. She delivers meticulously prepared courses with enthusiasm in an atmosphere that is relaxed and cheerful whilst intellectually challenging. She presents her research at public lectures and at academic conferences and has written a number of journal articles, chapters for academic collections and edited essays collections. .

Greta has worked as a Visiting Lecturer and Teaching Fellow in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London, as an Associate Tutor for the Open University, as a Visiting Tutor for the Centre for Continuing Education at Reading University and at the Faculty for Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck College, University of London and as a Tutor for the WEA.