Olive Garnett and the Russian Revolutionaries

Ref: C2423376

When Olive Garnett was 19, she and her family moved to live at the British Museum, where her father, Richard Garnett, was Keeper of Printed Books. Olive started keeping a diary, in which she recorded her impressions of museum life, her extensive reading, and her active social life. She was familiar with many Bloomsbury intellectuals, among others, the Rosetti family and Ford Madox Ford. She also became close to a number of Russian revolutionaries who lived in exile in London, one of whom she deeply fell in love with. In this short course we will discover the life and writing of Olive Garnett, and discuss her experiences as writer, intellectual and woman.

Course aim

To appreciate the life and writing of Olive Garnett, late Victorian diarist and writer, and the fascinating people and events she was involved with in London and Russia.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Getting acquainted with the late Victorian Bloomsbury circle.
  • Identifying at least two Russian revolutionaries in late Victorian Londom.
  • Appreciating the life and writing of Olive Garnett.
  • Discussing Olive Garnett's experiences as a writer, intellectual and woman.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

All learning resources will be provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Olive Garnett and the Russian Revolutionaries

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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