Bolton School Sixth Form Boys

Talk to Reveal The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Thursday 10 October 2019, 7.00pm 
Bolton School Girls Division Great Hall 

Author, historian and broadcaster Hallie Rubenhold will visit Bolton School to give a talk based on her Sunday Times Bestseller ‘The Five; The Untold Lives of The Women Killed by Jack the Ripper’.

The book seeks to reclaim the voices of five women whose lives have been forgotten in favour of fascination with their murderer and promises to change the narrative of the Ripper murders. It offers new insights, challenges assumptions and moves away from the myths surrounding London’s most famous serial killer to look instead at the facts and life experiences of the ‘canonical five’: Polly Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Kate Eddowes and Mary Jane Kelly.

Hallie’s talk will reveal the full lives that these women led, tell the stories of their surprising triumphs and heart-breaking difficulties, and make it impossible to remember them only as nameless, faceless victims.

Copies of ‘The Five’ will be available for purchase and signing on the night.

This free event is open to everyone and will take place in the Girls’ Division Great Hall on Thursday 10 October 2019, beginning at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be available beforehand from 6.30pm. Parking will be available in the Girls’ Division Quad, which will be clearly signposted on the night. The talk is part of an ongoing series of Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls’ Division.


Event Contact: Mrs J Hone, Academic Enrichment Coordinator for the Arts (


This event part of an ongoing series of Arts and Sciences Enrichment Lectures hosted by the Girls’ Division. Click here to view the programme of events for 2019/20. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive information and reminders about forthcoming events in 2019/20 and beyond.

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