Lecture, Barnard's Inn Hall, Tuesday, 11 Jun 2024 - 18:00

The Bloomsbury Group: A Queer History

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This lecture will explore the world of the second Bloomsbury generation, delving into the intricacies of being young and queer in the 1920s, and how their open way of living and loving is still relevant to our present day. Lesser known than their predecessors, they continued the celebration of freedom of expression and creativity.

The lecture will introduce artists and intellectuals such as Eddy Sackville-West, Stephen Tomlin and Julia Strachey, who led an unapologetic life by pushing gender boundaries and social conventions, as well as exploring gender fluidity and pansexuality.

Nino Strachey

Nino Strachey

Nino Strachey is a writer and historian, specialising in the work of the Bloomsbury Group. Her books Rooms of Their Own (2018) and Young Bloomsbury...

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