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BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: New Generation Thinker Eleanor Lybeck from the University of Oxford

Educating Ida

Booking Information

To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

Venue: The Barbour Room

Tickets: Free but ticketed (Max 4 per person)

Details

Gilbert and Sullivan gave university-educated women the English comic operetta treatment in their eighth collaboration, Princess Ida (1884) but why did the most famous musical duo of their day choose to make fun of them? To find out, New Generation Thinker Dr Eleanor Lybeck, looks at protests, popular culture and a group of pioneering Victorian women who saw education as the first step towards emancipation.

New Generation Thinkers is a scheme run by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to select ten academics each year who can turn their research into radio.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018