Frances Power Cobbe – Feminist, Journalist, Activist


Day course

Dr Greta Depledge

14 July 2020 to 14 July 2020


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Frances Power Cobbe – Feminist, Journalist, Activist
Tuesday 14 July
Fee: £56
This day course will appeal to those who are interested in nineteenth century social and political issues, the history of women and the history of animal rights.
Frances Power Cobbe was a social reformer, campaigner for women’s suffrage and an anti-vivisection campaigner. We will look at the many facets of Cobbe’s diverse and energetic life and career. This course will explore aspects of her life, work and writing. Come along to find out more about this remarkable woman.
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.