Josephine Butler and the prostitutes of Victorian Liverpool

Free lunchtime lecture at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Tuesday 15 September 1-2 pm with Helen Mathers

Join us for this free lecture organised by the University of Liverpool in partnership with Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Josephine Butler, who lived in Liverpool from 1866 to 1882, worked tirelessly to help the women struggling to survive in the Liverpool workhouse. These Liverpool prostitutes told Josephine about their lives and the way that the law allowed the police to abuse them disgracefully.

This lecture is part of a series of lunchtime lectures themed on ‘Liverpool: the city of the shadows’ which take place on Tuesdays during September. All are welcome and no booking is required. For more information please visit