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  Francis Power Cobbe 27 June 2005  
Victorian feminist, social reformer and anti-vivisectionist

Francis Power Cobbe was the founder of the Society for the Protection of Animals Liable to Vivisection (SPALV) and the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), two anti-vivisection organisations that are still active today.

Cobbe was described as a ‘larger than life’ character by many of her friends, and yet sharply criticised by the medical community as a ‘liar’.

To discuss this fascinating and controversial Victorian, Jenni is joined by Lori Williamson, author of the biography Power and Protest and lecturer at Open University and by Dr Ruth Livesey, lecturer and Deputy Director of Victorian Study, Royal Holloway, University of London.

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