Sarah Wise: Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

Event date: 
Wednesday 14 August
Time: 
18:00
Location: 
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Date: 14 August 2019

Title: Gaslight Stories: Women in White, Eccentric Heirs, Inconvenient People

Times: 6pm – 7pm

Cost: £3

Speaker: Sarah Wise, Independent Scholar

 

Description:

 

The 1800s saw a series of scandals where individuals were locked away in lunatic asylums – the victims of unscrupulous persons who wanted to be rid of a ‘difficult’ family member, spouse or friend. But who were the victims of this trade? Was a male head of household simply able to ‘put away’ an unwanted wife or disobedient daughter?

 

This lecture will be introduced by Colin McKay, Chief Executive of the Mental Welfare Commission.