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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society








                                               Tuesday 8th August 2017 at Rhodes

  “Feisty Ladies”-Women Travellers From Victorian Britain

                             A day of special interest by Roger Mitchell







Imagine travelling over rocky and snow covered mountains and through the searing heat of the tropics, wearing ankle length skirts, jackets with long huge sleeves and binding corsets! The brave and courageous women of the Victorian Period did just that!

Our lecturer will be Roger Mitchell, who will introduce us to the ‘Feisty Ladies’ – Women travellers from Victorian Britain. Roger will take us on a world tour in exciting company, which includes Victoria herself in the Scottish Highlands to Mary Kingsley in West Africa and Isabella Bird in the Rocky Mountains and Hawaii.

Roger Mitchell MA (Oxon) studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds. He then travelled and studied in the USA with a Churchill Award. A former College Vice-Principal, he now lectures at the University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges. He organises and leads Country House tours. He also finds time to do research on country houses in England and America.