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Pre-Raphaelite Mythbuster: gossip, scandals and secrets | With Dr Serena Trowbridge

12/07/2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Dr Serena Trowbridge is returning to the library on Wednesday 12th July at 2pm to give a tantalisingly titled talk: Pre-Raphaelite Mythbuster: Gossip, Scandal & Secrets. 

Did Elizabeth Siddall’s hair really grow in her coffin?

Why did Effie Gray really divorce Ruskin?

Did Rossetti really seduce all his models?

Did Holman Hunt see gnomes?

Dr Serena Trowbridge, Reader in Victorian Literature at Birmingham City University & Chair of the Pre-Raphaelite Society, will look at the evidence & explore a number of myths surrounding the Victorian artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. She will use serious research to answer daft questions.

Tickets are allocated by a ballot system. Email enquiries@morrablibrary.org.uk or call 01736 364474 to add your name into the ballot by Monday 3rd July. We will then draw out names & let you know if you have been successful. 


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Morrab Library


Morrab Library