Online | The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: Justine Cowan in Conversation

Online | The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames: Justine Cowan in Conversation

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
03 Mar 2021
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Book now for this evening event with Justine Cowan, author of The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames.

19:00 | Online via Zoom, tickets £5

Join author Justine Cowan in conversation with the Museum’s Director, Caro Howell, discussing Cowan’s new book The Secret Life of Dorothy Soames. Cowan pieces together her mother’s childhood as a pupil at the Foundling Hospital, alongside the history of the institution, from its beginnings in the eighteenth century, to its approach to childcare and teaching. This was the environment that shaped a young girl then known as Dorothy Soames.

There will be a Q&A after the main talk.

Booking closes at 09:00 on the day of the event and a Zoom link will be emailed to ticket holders shortly after. Don’t forget to check your spam folder for your link to this event if you don’t receive one in your inbox.

Justine Cowan is a lawyer who has advocated for the voiceless, challenging some of America’s most powerful interests exposing wrongdoing in governments and corporations at all levels. The cases she has been involved in have been reported in almost all the major US news outlets. Justine received her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and her law degree with honours from Duke Law School, where she was on the Editorial Board of the Duke Law Journal.