Becoming the Brontës: a private exhibition viewing and insightful teacher masterclass with professor of 19th century literature, John Bowen.
We welcome GCSE and A-Level English teachers to join us for this exciting opportunity to view this intimate display of Brontë treasures, exploring the creative beginnings of Charlotte, Emily, Anne and Branwell Brontë – from little books produced as children to poetry manuscripts and rare first editions of their most celebrated works.
Becoming the Brontës is held within the Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery at the University of Leeds. The exhibition, co-curated by the University of Leeds, the British Library and the Brontë Parsonage Museum brings together material from the Blavatnik Honresfield Library that has not been seen by the public for over 80 years.
Following the private viewing, enjoy refreshments whilst John Bowen, celebrated professor of 19th century literature from York University, shares his insights into this fascinating family and their most famous works.
Image: An arrangement of items on display at ‘Becoming the Brontës’. Top left: ‘Fireside Tales’ by Charlotte Brontë; Top right: First edition of Wuthering Heights; Bottom left: ‘Visits in Verreopolis’ by Charlotte Brontë; Bottom right: Autograph letters by Branwell Brontë. Image: Mark Webster Photography / University of Leeds.