Charlotte Brontë – Jane Eyre:


The Path of the Poor Orphan Child – A Lecture by Dr Keith Hooper

An illustrated lecture that explores this wonderful and, at the time, highly controversial novel. The lecture will explore the themes and social context of this revolutionary story of an orphan girl who dared to determine her own destiny, as well as an overview of Charlotte Brontë’s life and work. 

Dr Keith Hooper (PhD) is a much respected speaker on nineteenth century literature. He has spoken at both the Swindon Festival of Literature and Westbury Festival of Arts and Music.
His previous lectures at Central Library on Charles Dickens and Jane Austen’s
Mansfield Park were both enthusiastically received. Dr Hooper has recently completed a commissioned biography of Charles Dickens which is due for publication in 2017.

Tickets: £2.50 (£1.50 library members) available from the Ground Floor Help Desk at Central Library SN1 1QG as well as all other Swindon Libraries. For further information Tel: 01793 463238 or email: