Besant was a prolific writer and a powerful orator.  In 1889, she was asked to write a review for the Pall Mall Gazette  on The Secret Doctrine , a book by H. P. Blavatsky . After reading it, she sought an interview with its author, meeting Blavatsky in Paris. In this way she was converted to Theosophy. Besant's intellectual journey had always involved a spiritual dimension, a quest for transformation of the whole person. As her interest in theosophy deepened, she allowed her membership of the Fabian Society to lapse (1890) and broke her links with the Marxists . In her Autobiography , Besant follows her chapter on "Socialism" with "Through Storm to Peace", the peace of Theosophy. In 1888, she described herself as "marching toward the Theosophy" that would be the "glory" of her life. Besant had found the economic side of life lacking a spiritual dimension, so she searched for a belief based on "Love". She found this in Theosophy, so she joined the Theosophical Society, a move that distanced her from Bradlaugh and other former activist co-workers.  When Blavatsky died in 1891, Besant was left as one of the leading figures in theosophy and in 1893 she represented it at the Chicago World Fair . 
Buffalo Bill Cody was many things to many people; a rider for the pony express, a frontier scout, a buffalo hunter and probably the most famous American of his day. He was without doubt one of the greatest and most influential showmen in the history of popular entertainment and arguably the most famous American in the nineteenth century. His visits to the United Kingdom informed and shaped how the American West was to be perceived and in the words of a local reviewer quoted in Allan Gallop's Buffalo Bill's British Wild West Show "Buffalo Bill has come, we have seen and he has conquered."
Charming Oakley Square has quite a few local restaurants, pubs and boutiques including the iconic Alglamesis Ice Cream Parlor. The Twentieth Century Theatre which was built in 1941 is a registered historic building and the site for concerts and private events. Kroger Marketplace, Target, Meijer and other national brand stores are conveniently located in Oakley at the former site of The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company. Hyde Park Plaza offers two major grocery stores and many specialty shops. Nearby is the Rookwood Pavilion and Rookwood Commons with many national brand stores and restaurants. All convenience needs can be met at Oakley Square. Kenwood Towne Centre and Sycamore Plaza are approximately a 10-minute drive.