Weeping Britannia: Portrait of a Nation in Tears
Dr Thomas Dixon (QMUL) delivers this year's C. L. Oakley memorial lecture
Date: 27-10-2015Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Dr Thomas Dixon speaks about his recently-published history of crying in Britain, Weeping Britannia (2015), the first serious study of the phenomenon which comprehensively de-bunks the myth of the 'stiff upper lip'.
Dr Dixon is a historian of philosophy, science, medicine, and religion, with particular expertise in the history of emotions, and in Victorian intellectual and cultural history. He is Reader in History and Director of the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University, London.
The C L Oakley Lecture in Medicine and the Arts is co-organised by the Centre for Medical Humanities and the Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, and this year forms part of the LHRI's 'Debating the Book' programme.