Literary Lives

A new series of talks and films looking at some of the most prominent literary figures in history.

Aphra Behn: Memoirs of a Shee Spy
Replay | Best-known as the first professional female writer in England, Aphra Behn was a trailblazing thinker whose work explored themes of women’s rights, slavery and colonial oppression.

J B Priestley: A Soldier’s Cause
Replay | J B Priestley was an author, playwright, broadcaster and social commentator. Best known for his plays such as ‘An Inspector Calls’ and his postscript radio broadcasts during the Second World War, his work commonly explored social and economic inequality.