Women, Memory and John Locke

Friends of the Bodleian Digital Lecture

Women, Memory and John Locke

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 Thursday 23 May 2024

 5pm–6pm (BST)

  Online via Zoom

  Free event, booking required

This event has been cancelled.

About the event

The philosopher John Locke had many ideas on the place of women in the 17th century. But was he an early feminist, or was he actually advocating throwing women back in the home, dependent on their husbands and left outside public life?

Professor Christine Gerrard unpicks the controversial philosophies of John Locke and examines his feminist, or not so feminist values.

This is an exclusive online event for the Friends and Patrons of the Bodleian.


Professor Christine Gerrard is the current director of the TORCH programme and Professor of English Literature at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

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