Talk Past event Thursday, 19 May 2022

Onsite Talk: The Women Who Saved the English Countryside

Join author and professor Matthew Kelly at the V&A for an exploration of his new history of English landscape preservation over the last 150 years, told through the lives of four remarkable women.

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £12.00 - £15.00

Past Event
Onsite Talk: The Women Who Saved the English Countryside photo

In ‘The Women Who Saved the English Countryside’, Northumbria University professor Matthew Kelly traces the history of landscape preservation through the lives of four remarkable women: Beatrix Potter, Octavia Hill, Pauline Dower, and Sylvia Sayer. Join him for a discussion of the challenges they faced as they protected the English landscape at a crucial period.
The event will be followed by a book signing by the author.