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Dale Kent in conversation


Please note: This is an online event.

Join us for an evening of conversation between Clare Wright and Dale Kent.

In this feminist memoir, The Most I Could Be: A Renaissance Story, spanning continents and a lifetime of scholarship, trailblazing historian Dale Kent recounts her struggles as a female scholar since the 1960s for both professional and personal fulfilment. “Of all the exhilarating slogans that galvanised women in the 1970s, determined to change ourselves and the world, the one that really inspired me was: ‘Be the most that you can!’ This desire drove my life.” Kent refused to choose between life and work—the traditional male recipe for success. Although she failed to liberate herself from the crippling views of women, love and sex she had internalised in childhood, when her personal life was messiest, work enabled her to survive to live more fully.

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The Most I Could Be: A Renaissance Story

The Most I Could Be: A Renaissance Story

Dale Kent

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