Cartoons designed to ridicule leaders and their policies have been a feature of political life both in the UK and internationally for centuries. Dr Britta Martens explores the art form from a historical angle, focusing upon satirical portrayals of Napoleon III in the Victorian era, while leading cartoonist Gary Barker discusses contemporary cartooning, offering an insight into his creative process.
Two centuries on from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, what impact has writer, philosopher and activist Wollstonecraft had on our thinking? Does her work still influence us? What places does she have in our social and cultural thinking and how has this changed from reactions to her work in her own time?
This event is the second in a series re-examining the life and works of influential historical figures from across the humanities and social sciences, exploring the important and continuing influences they have on society and debating their place as key thinkers for our time.
One year on from the UK General Election, and in the run up to the 2016 US Presidential Election, the British Academy explores the concept of political leadership with a season of free events.
Join the British Academy and Mary on the Green for a special afternoon exploring Mary Wollstonecraft in ‘the village that changed the world’, Newington Green. Listen to Roberta Wedge, campaigner for the world's first statue to England's first feminist, discuss Wollstonecraft's life in situ. Follow in the footsteps of the young unpublished schoolteacher, admiring the recent street art dedicated to her, and concluding with a private view of the 1708 chapel where she worshipped.