Frances Power Cobbe – Feminist, Journalist, Activist


Day course

Greta Depledge

21 November 2022

9:00 am to 4:30 pm


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Frances Power Cobbe was a leading activist in the nineteenth century.  She advocated for rights for women, was a prominent anti-vivisectionist and social reformer.

This course will explore aspects of her life, work and writing, appealing to people familiar with the life and work of Frances Power Cobbe and those who wish to find out more about this remarkable woman.   We will look at the many facets of Cobbe’s diverse and energetic life and career.



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.

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