The Norwich Society


TALK Manifestations of Madness at the Norfolk Asylum by Julie Jakeway

  • Thu 25 Apr 2024
  • Open to all
  • The Forum, Millennium Plain, NR2 1TF
  • 10:30 am
  • £8.00 non-members / £4.00 members

A look at life within Norfolk County Lunatic Asylum in the years 1851 - 1870, including case studies of women whose lives, through poverty, debility, and physical exhaustion, brought them to the asylum for a period of refuge.

Julie Jakeway was educated at Carew School, Ealing. An MA in local history from Leicester University stimulated her interest in Victorian asylums, her dissertation being on the subject of Norfolk Asylum. Her subsequent research into the personal histories of many of the patients led to the publication of her book, Manifestations of Madness.