3rd-5th July 2013: On Liberties - Victorian Liberals and their Legacies

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Regenia Gagnier
Professor Michael Wheeler
Right Hon. Alan Beith

Hosted at Gladstone’s Library on 3rd-5th July 2013, and part of Gladstone’s Library’s broader ‘Re:defining Liberalism’ project over 2013, this two day conference (organized by the Gladstone Centre at the University of Liverpool) explored the various implications of the idea of the ‘liberal’ in the Victorian period, but also its multifarious legacies: its legacies for modern politics, for the ways we conceptualize the Victorian period today, and most fundamentally for our notions of broader categories and concepts we still associate with ‘the liberal’ and with liberalism: knowledge, licence, education, and human freedom. Read a conference report by Alex Middleton (Wadham College, Universiy of Oxford), here.