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Women, men and money in Britain by Professor Emma Griffin

Professor Emma Griffin, University of East Anglia and President of the Royal Historical Society

Date/Time: Thursday 14 October 2021, 5.30pm

Venue: This is an online event

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Hosted by Dr Martin Farr

The Victorian period is feted as a unique – if short-lived – moment of British greatness, which enjoyed sustained rises in GDP, real wages, and all other measurable elements of economic growth. But what implications did this have for the relationship between the sexes? In this lecture Professor Griffin will discuss the structures of working and family life in Britain, men and women’s unequal access to waged work, and the legacy of these developments in Britain today.


Emma Griffin is Professor of Modern British History at UEA, editor of the Historical Journal, and President of the Royal Historical Society. She is the author of five books, most recently Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy, published by Yale UP in 2020, as well as articles, essays and reviews in both academic and non-academic publications. She is currently working on a book provisionally entitled Industrial Revolutions: A World History. Emma is a frequent contributor to radio and television.

Live Q&A:

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required.