Zoë Playdon The Hidden Case of Ewan Forbes

Thursday 11 November 5:00pm-6:00pm


£10 students

United Reformed Church

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The activist and academic Zoë Playdon shines a light on the landmark case of Ewan Forbes. Born to a wealthy landowning family in 1912 and assigned female, Forbes went on to live as a man and even to correct the gender on his birth certificate in order to marry. Zoë will share details of the extraordinary court case that took place when, in 1965, Forbes’ older brother died and his cousin contested Ewan’s inheritance on the grounds that it could only be inherited by a male heir. Join us to discover this fascinating hidden history that uncovers for the first time records that were considered so threatening that they were removed from view for decades

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