Norwich School has for many years been proud to host the East of England branch of the Royal Geographical Society in their excellent series of public lectures delivered by experienced and engaging experts. The school hosts a regular programme of interesting talks on site throughout the year to enhance the school’s intellectual offering to its community of pupils, alumni, friends and parents as well as to the wider city of Norwich. These lectures form part of that.
A large and appreciative audience on 10th May 2022 were treated to a talk in Norwich School’s Blake Studio given by
The next lecture in the series is intriguingly entitled: Isabella Bird: Britain's fearless Victorian adventurer, and her magic lantern slides, to be given by Jacki Hill-Murphy who has recently published The Life and Travels of Isabella Bird. In this lecture, she will be using some of the original magic lantern slides and will reference Isabella's solo world travels and the many dangers she survived. Isabella was the first woman to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and is recognised as a pioneering nineteenth-century British explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist.