WHV09A19 "

Handsome, Sometimes Clever & Almost Always Rich: Jane Austen’s Heroes & Villains : Margaret Norwich"

"We will consider the heroes and villains who fill the pages of Jane Austen’s novels, and who provide her heroines with delight, diversion and sometimes disappointment. Our subjects will include John Willoughby, Colonel Brandon, Mr Collins, Mr Darcy, George Wickham, Frank Churchill, Mr Knightly and Captain Wentworth, amongst others, and we will also discuss aspects of heroism and villainy, past and present! "

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/De Montfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."