'A hireling among strangers': The Brontës as Governesses

Thursday 10 October 2024

An online Thursday Talk from the Brontë Parsonage Museum.

An online Thursday Talk from 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, 7:30pm (BST)
Tickets: £5

This online event will take place live via Zoom. All ticket-holders will also be emailed a recording of the talk within 24 hours after the event. The link to the recording will be live for a month. 

Please book your tickets before 5pm on Thursday 10 October to ensure you recieve your event link in time for the talk, and email bronte@bronte.org.uk if you haven't received the link by 5pm on the day of the talk. Thank you.

Thursday Talks are delivered by our knowledgeable Museum staff and volunteers.  

This is an online event delivered via Zoom. We'll also be running an in-person version of this Thursday Talk at the Museum. Find out more here.
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