In Prison with Oscar Wilde

Venue: The Chapel HM Prison Reading (Directions)

Thu 6 Oct, 19:00


Lecture series presented in association with the University of Reading
In Prison with Oscar Wilde - Peter Stoneley

Professor of English at the University of Reading. Peter Stoneley's recent research on Wilde’s prison experiences drew coverage from newspapers and broadcasters around the world, indicating the continuing international fascination with Wilde and his fate. This talk draws on rare images and documents to reveal the regime Wilde lived under in Reading Gaol. The talk also sets out the enduring impact of the prison on Wilde as it played out in his writing and public statements after his release.

More lectures in the season:

13 Oct - Reading Gaol and the Architecture of George Gilbert Scott - Gavin Stamp 
20 Oct - Taking a Stand: Oscar Wilde, Art and Anarchism - Anna Gruetzner-Robins
27 Oct - Blackmail, Sodomy and Sex Work: Oscar Wilde on Trial - Joe Bristow



Ticket information

Ticket price £9 full price, £7 concessions 25% off for groups of 10+, £7 Under 18s
Ticket includes entry to the exhibition from 5pm on the day of the lecture

Venue info

The Chapel HM Prison Reading

Reading Prison is located on Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3HY. There are public car parks nearby and Forbury Road is served by orange buses 13 and 14. Reading station is a five-minute walk from the prison and trains run from London Paddington every 15-20 minutes throughout the day, with an average journey time of 30 minutes.
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