'A hireling among strangers': The Brontës as Governesses

Thursday 10 October 2024

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

October 10th 2024 02:00pm - 03:00pm

A Thursday Talk at the Brontë Parsonage Museum

Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre and Anne Brontë's Agnes Grey were very much informed by the sisters' own experiences of being governesses in the homes of wealthy families. This talk will explore the plight of the governess in the mid-19th century and examine the sisters’ experiences and starkly different artistic responses. 
This talk will be given by Diane Fare, Outreach Officer at the Brontë Parsonage Museum. Diane works with local community groups and families and also has a part-time admin role, helping visitors get the most from their trip.
Date: Thursday 10 October, 2pm
Venue: Brontë Event Space at the Old School Room
Free with entry to the Museum and for residents in BD20, BD21, and BD22. No need to book.

Thursday Talks are delivered by our knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers.  
This event will take place at the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth. Can't make it in person? No problem! We'll be running an online version of this talk the same day. Book for the online version of this event here.
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