The Victorian Rite of Passage: Women, Travel and Empire


Fri, 10 September 2021. 7:30pm at Giggleswick School Memorial Library


Explore the life and times of Walter Morrison in this lecture series featuring academics, archivists and architects.

“Travel could be a liberating experience, especially for women, encountering new cultures and less hierarchical societies. This talk explores travel, leisure and tourism in the British Empire from the 1850s to the 1930s, exploring some of the women who pioneered solo travel around the world.”

This lecture, by Dr James Watts, Lecturer of History in Public at the University of Bristol, explores Victorian tourism though the eyes of some notable women.

The lecture will be held as a hybrid event: both in-person and online via zoom. In-person and online tickets need to be booked separately.

We are aware that there were some sound issues with the opening lecture in the Morrison series. We will take steps to remedy this before the autumn series.

Access requirements

Due to the historical nature of the building, the venue is not wheelchair accessible and is accessed via a flight of stairs up one story. There is a toilet on site, but it is also not accessible. The event will be livestreamed for anyone who is unable to access the venue.

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Cost: £5/£7


This event is part of Walter Morrison Festival