2016 Media Releases

Talks@Willoughby presents Julia Baird in conversation, speaking about Victoria: The Queen

18 October 2016

12.30pm, Tuesday 8 November
Chatswood Library on The Concourse
Lower Ground, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
FREE event

Author and host of The Drum, Julia Baird will be speaking about her fascinating new biography of Queen Victoria at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.

When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen in 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. A tiny but powerful woman, by the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897 Victoria reigned over more than a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects and had given birth to nine children.

Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to Victoria’s monumental reign, along with a profound rethinking of family life and the rise of religious doubt. When she died in 1901, she was the longest reigning monarch in English history.

Hear Julia discuss this incredible history in conversation with Scott Whitmont from Lindfield Bookshop.

Julia Baird is a journalist, broadcaster and author based in Sydney, Australia. The current host of The Drum on ABC TV, she is also the author of Media tarts: how the media frames female politicians.

Lindfield Bookshop will provide copies of the book for sale and signing at the venue.

Bookings are essential, please visit www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/Library/   

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