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Charles Kingsley – his writings and times (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 January 2021 at 2:30 pm


To be held by Zoom video conferencing

A talk by Robin Wootton.

Charles Kingsley was born and brought up in Devon and became the 10th President of the Devonshire Association. Perhaps best known as author of The Water Babies, he was also an independent-minded clergyman, polemicist, social reformer, geologist and historian – in short a true polymath. In this talk Dr. Robin Wootton, Hon. Fellow of the University of Exeter and himself the forthcoming Honorary President of the Devonshire Association for 2021 – 2022, will explore Kingsley’s life and discuss how his strongly-held views on society, sanitation, celibacy and evolution permeate his writings.


Charles Kingsley. Photograph by Charles Watkins.
Credit: Wellcome Collection.
Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

Important notes

If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below). You will in due course be sent instructions on how to log in etc. Please don’t worry if you are not familiar with the Zoom software. It is quite straightforward to use and does not involve any expense. You will be able to log in a few minutes before the start of the lecture.


Fri. 8 January 2021
2:30 pm
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East Devon Branch (Brian Ludford)


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