December 7, 2018 On Campus
2018-12-07 19:00 2018-12-07 20:00 America/New_York The Ascent of Woman Kemper Auditorium Andover

The Ascent of Woman

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Kemper Auditorium

A presentation by Amanda Foreman

A Brace Center For Gender Studies Event

Dr. Amanda Foreman is the author of the award-winning best sellers Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire. She attended Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia University and went on to receive a doctorate in 18th-century British history from Oxford University in 1998. 

Nominated for several awards, Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire won the Whitbread Prize for Best Biography in 1998 and has been translated into a dozen languages. The  book has inspired a television documentary, a radio play starring Dame Judi Dench, and the movie The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes.

In addition to regularly writing and reviewing for newspapers and magazines—including a popular column in the Wall Street Journal—Foreman has served on many juries, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the National Book Awards. Most recently, she created the BBC/Net ix four-part documentary The Ascent of Woman

Dr. Foreman’s visit is sponsored by the Abbot Academy Fund, continuing Abbot Academy’s tradition of boldness, innovation, and caring, and by the John H. Hosch III Memorial Fund

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