Forgotten Women: giving voice to the marginalised women of 18th century London
Monday 8 November 6:00pm-7:30pm
Online Public Event
In 1787, the Lock Hospital Asylum opened its doors to a small group of women who had been treated for syphilis, to house and spiritually reform them. Their brief life histories were each recorded, creating a unique record of women’s experiences as they recalled the abuse, seduction, prostitution, poverty and broken relationships they had faced.
These records form the basis for an audio drama ‘The Lock Asylum’ by writers Cara Jennings and Sophie Trott in partnership with Morley Radio (Morley College London) and LSE. This event is the launch of this new production, and participants will be able to listen to the audio drama and discuss it with its creators.
Professor Patrick Wallis (LSE), who uncovered the resource, will join the writers and director and discuss with them the challenges of dramatizing historical records, and how these historical events still resonate in the present.
Full event details, including how to register are available here: Forgotten Women: giving voice to the marginalised women of 18th century London