Isabella Bird's photographic journal of travels through China

27 February 2018 1.00pm 1.45pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Deborah Ireland FRGS, Curator of Photographs and Author

Contact:

Weston Library Information desk 01865 277094

Description

Isabella Bird was one of the most remarkable travel writers in the Victorian age and the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. She recorded her extensive travels in books illustrated with her own photographs. In 1894, whilst exploring Korea, she was expelled from the country. This 'adventure' changed her life and her understanding of China forever.

IMAGE: courtesy of The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

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This event is listed under: Free events; Friends of the Bodleian
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