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Oct 22

4th Dec – Write it Down! Letters and Diaries from the Famous and not so Well Known. London Network/Zoom Talk

December Monday 4 th 17.30-18.30 Log on from 17.00 Jo Livingston: Write it down! We enjoy reading letters and diaries from the past but someone has to write them in the first place. This talk looks at personal writing from the famous (e.g. Pepys, Jane Austen…) and not so famous (Anne Lister, George Canning and family…) and explores why they were written, whether they were intended to survive and what chance or design has allowed us or prevented us from reading them. It also looks at Mass Observation and a general encouragement to write for your descendants. Jo is a member of Bexley u3a and has given many talks about London and a variety of other subjects to most London U3As, and recently also to other groups across the UK, thanks to Zoom. In an earlier life she was a librarian and later taught basic IT skills to adults who’d missed out on it at work. She is the u3a Subject Adviser for Living History (life stories, oral histories).

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