It gives me great pleasure to ask you to make a date in your diaries to join me next Monday, 29th June, when I speak to Victoria Bateman
Victoria is an academic economist and Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where her latest book was “The Sex Factor: How Women made the West Rich” (Polity, 2019). But she’s also known for using her body in art and protest, whether to challenge assumptions and stigma about women’s bodies, to confront sexism in economics, or to fight Brexit.
She has posed nude for artists including Anthony Connolly, with nude portraits displayed at the Mall Galleries in 2014 and 2019, and has given naked performances at, amongst others, the Dartington literary festival and the Cambridge Juncton theatre.
She believes that academics should not only embrace the power of words but should also push social boundaries in order to reveal and confront practices and policies that are harmful and unnecessary. Freedom is the theme that unites much of her work and her utopia is a world in which every woman is free to do what she wants with her own body.
I'm sure our session will be interesting and stimulating. Please book as soon as you can, over on the BN Events website...