Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax of 1910

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24 July 2014, 13:15

Ondaatje Wing Theatre


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The Dreadnought Hoax, by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd), 7 February 1910 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Dreadnought Hoax
by Lafayette (Lafayette Ltd)
7 February 1910
NPG P1293

Stuart N. Clarke, a co-founder of the Virginia Woolf Society, tells the story of how Virginia Woolf and five friends dressed up as an Abyssinian delegation, were given a red-carpet welcome at Weymouth, and were shown around HMS Dreadnought, the Royal Navy’s most advanced battleship.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.

The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison. 

Doors open at 12.30pm