Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs (June 2017)

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs (June 2017)
Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more enjoyable Tuesday lunchtime lectures on popular historical and literary subjects

'Sometime it's hard to be a woman'…and never more so for the woman who dedicates herself to the public advocacy of a devoutly-held Christian faith. These four, radically different women acted and spoke out boldly, in challenging, sometimes wayward, and always unorthodox ways. Great faith, great women.

Jeanne d'Albret (6 June)
In a 16th century characterised by religious conflict and women rulers, the 'Heretic Queen of Navarre', a tiny Pyrennean kingdom perched between Catholic Spain and a France devastated by civil war, Jeanne made a bold stand for the man she loved, the son she was determined to see on the French throne…and the Calvinist faith.

Dorothy L Sayers (13 June)
One of the first women to graduate from Oxford University (and proud of it), Sayers made an independent life for herself, concealing personal troubles, as an advertising copywriter in 1920s London, before becoming a best-selling crime novelist (Lord Peter Wimsey), playwright, translator, radio broadcaster and Christian advocate.

Gladys Aylward (20 June)
A London parlourmaid of little education, with an unshakeable vocation to become a missionary in China, Aylward overcame every obstacle and crossed Asia by train in the troubled 1930s, rising above challenge upon challenge, to preach the gospel under impossible conditions, and conduct a ragged collection of child refugees to safety.

Pope Joan (27 June)
Ok, she never existed, but the persistent legend of the woman who adopted man's attire and became Pope for two years in the early Middle Ages, before being revealed as she gave birth on a papal procession through Rome, has proved irresistible, challenging, scandalous and inspirational in equal measure. A fascinating fiction.

at Woodend Art & Craft Gallery
The Crescent
Scarborough, United Kingdom

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