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    An event held in partnership with the English-Speaking Union and the British Council

    Lucinda Hawksley looks at the language and images employed by British journalists, propagandists and artists during the First World War. This lecture looks at the vision of war that those in Whitehall wanted to be portrayed – as well as that which was created by those at the front line.

    The English Language Council Lecture explores topics relevant to the global community of English language-speakers, and with the upcoming centenary of World War I, this time looks at the links between conflict and creativity. The English-Speaking Union and the British Council work in partnership to host the English-Language Council Lecture three times per year.

    About the speaker:

    Lucinda Hawksley is the author of Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens’ Artist Daughter and Charles Dickens: A Bicentenary Celebration. Her other titles include March, Women, March: Voices of the Women’s Movement; 50 British Artists You Should Know and What Makes Great Art (co-written with artist Andy Pankhurst).

    Lucinda is a lecturer in literature and art history and is a regular speaker at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She is an award-winning travel writer, a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London and of the Norwegian Pickwick Club, and is a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens. At the end of November, her latest biography, The Mystery of Princess Louise:Queen Victoria’s Rebellious Daughter will be published by Chatto.