George Eliot’s resting place in Highgate Cemetery is the second most visited grave in the East Cemetery, after Karl Marx. Those resting in the East Cemetery are social dissenters. GE labelled herself as “heathen and outlaw”, although now we would say “outcast”.
“Friends of Highgate”, in conjunction with GEF are proud to be hosting an evening when Rosemary Ashton OBE, FBA, will be talking about George Eliot’s (then know to her friends as Marian Evans) London Years. To those who have knowledge of GE, Rosemary needs no introduction. Quain Professor, English language and Literature UCL, her biographies and other works relating to GE are an unparalleled source of information.
GEF plans to lay a wreath on George Eliot’s grave on this date.
|Event Date||19 Mar 2019|
|Price||Tickets £9 from the Highgate Cemetery website|
In the 1999 New Year Honours, Rosemary Ashton was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to comparative literature". In 2000, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.