Wes Talks Digital Download – Hannah More: Moral Reformer or Political Manipulator?
With the Georgian backdrop of satire, enlightenment and liberty, Bristol born Hannah More (1745-1833) raised her voice to campaign for what she believed. As an educator, social reformer and Bluestocking her values made centre stage in her playwriting, religious repository tracts and philanthropy.
Hosted by Kate Rogers. Panel contributors – Dr Jo Edwards (Historian and Trustee of the Hannah More Trust), Jane Duffus (journalist and author of The Women Who Built Bristol 1 and 2) and Dr Wendy Allen (Learning and Development Officer, The Methodist Church)
Organised in conjunction with the Methodist Church’s Learning Network South West.
Recorded March 2021. Running time: 1 hr.
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Panel – full biographies and links to publications:
Dr Jo Edwards is a historian of Hannah More’s Mendip schools and a heritage education professional. She is a trustee of The Hannah More Trust, a charity founded to advance the education of the general public in the historic significance of the life and works of Hannah More. She is also Chair of Trustees of Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust, site of one of Hannah More’s schools from 1792 to 1833. Since 2012, Jo has led their education team as part of a Heritage Lottery funded project. She teaches about Hannah More to all ages, from primary school children to adults in continuing education.
Jane Duffus is an author, journalist, editor, and public speaker. She is currently working on her fifth book, Elegantly Understated: 175 Years of the Fears Watch Company, which will be published in spring 2021. Her fourth book, The Women Who Built Bristol: Volume Two, was published in October 2019. After almost a decade working on lifestyle newsstand magazines in London (and a further decade freelancing from her current home in Bristol), Jane’s key areas of interest are independent pop culture, women’s history, feminism and endurance running.
Dr Wendy Allen is a Learning & Development Officer for the South West region of The Methodist Church. Wendy recently joined the team from being a religious education specialist in secondary education. Her main areas of work are in Worship: Leading & Preaching, candidate support, and supporting life-long learning in all ages and stages of faith. Her journey with Methodism so far has imbued her with a deep love of Wesley hymns, a spiritual life centred on the sacramental and a commitment to always seeking deeper theological understanding.