Special Interest Day – March 2022 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Three Lectures given by Elizabeth Merry.

Beginnings: Morals, Martyrs and Marketing The Invention of Childhood

The Golden Age: Fantasy Restored – Beasts, Birds and Burlesque

The Big Picture: Trials of Life – Secret Sorrows, Audacious Adventures and Cosmic Conflicts


Elizabeth Merry

Elizabeth has over 25 years’ experience lecturing on a range of subjects including classical art and architecture, aspects of the visual arts and the links between literature and art. Has lectured for the WEA, the Universities of Bristol and Southampton Departments of Continuing Education, Royal Society of Arts, Dillington House, Jane Austen Society, Thomas Hardy Society, Brussels Brontë Society, Finzi Society, the Art Fund, Dorset County Museum and literary, historical and philosophical societies nationwide. Has also lectured on study tours to Rome, Aachen, Cologne, Brittany and the Dordogne, as well as all over the UK. Lectured in Australia and New Zealand in 2011 and is returning to Australia for two further lecture tours.