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Library Talk 2019 (Fully Booked)

All Alumni are invited to the Annual Library Talk in Old Kitchens by Dr Ben Griffin, Girton Fellow in History. Dr Griffin will be talking about the work of curating the forthcoming exhibition at the University Library about the history of women at Cambridge.

Dr Griffin’s research is focused on the ways in which gender has shaped political processes in Britain since the late eighteenth century, he is particularly interested in the history of masculinity, and the ways in which changing ideas about masculinity have shaped the behaviour and expectations of political elites. Dr Griffin’s first book, The Politics of Gender in Victorian Britain has won the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize 2012 for the best first book on British History.

Dr Griffin’s current research project is a book called The Gender Order and the Judicial Imagination, which examines how changing ideas about masculinity interacted with new forms of legal knowledge to reshape the gender order in Britain between 1780 and 1940.

The library Talk is now fully booked, if you would like to be added to the waiting list you can contact us at or 01223 765 833.