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A Grandmother's Legacy - my ancestors' professions in the British Raj

Talks - Biography; Talks - History

Event Description

A detailed talk exploring the history of the infrastructure of India and the various professions of Jenny's grandfathers. From the Indian railways and telegraph to English schools and the third Anglo-Mysore war, granddaughter Jenny uncovers stories of 19th-century British India, illustrating her talk with fascinating sepia photographs.

  • Duration: 40 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 300
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Meet The Speaker, Jenny

Jenny’s career has been the culmination of several instinctive paths in her life which have led her to enjoying being an author and now a public speaker. Her years in BBC Television production followed by a career based on travelling around the world re-ignited her passions for cooking, India, research and writing. Jenny manages to bring to light the personal stories behind five generations of her ancestors who lived out in India during the British Raj. Her stories are brought to life spectacularly with a treasure trove collection of family sepia photographs which go back to 1865.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!