courses on the history of radical women that I am teaching in the autumn of 2015

I will be teaching the following adult education  courses  in the autumn of 2015 at Aquinas College, Stockport and at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

From Mary Wollstonecraft to Women’s Liberation: 200 years of  radical women  1790-1970

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The course  will take place  at Aquinas College, Nangreave Road,  Stockport on Mondays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. This will be a 20 week course spread over the autumn and spring term . Each term may be taken separately.

Autumn term , starting on  14 September  2015

We begin with Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Women (1791) and then go on to the Luddites, Peterloo, the Owenite Feminists, Chartism, Socialism and the long campaign to win Votes for Women which lasted from 1866 to 1928

Spring term, starting on  January 2016

We will begin with women peace campaigners during the First World War, and then go on to women councillors in the 1920s, equal rights campaigns, women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, women’s role in the Second World War, the fight for equal pay  and the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s.

As part of the course there will be 3 walks around Manchester city centre and a visit to the Working Class Movement Library in Salford.

For more information or to book places, please contact  Sheila Lahan; sheila@aquinas.ac.uk. Tel: 0161 419 9163

Radical  women:  1914 to 1970

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I will be teaching a 10 week course on Radical Women 1914- 1979, starting on Wednesday 30th September 2015   at the Working Class Movement Library, 11am – 12.45 pm. .

We will begin with women peace campaigners during the First World War, and then go on to women councillors in the 1920s, equal rights campaigns, women’s unemployed marches in the 1930s, women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War, women’s role in the Second World War, the fight for equal pay and the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s.

The course fee will be £80 (employed) or £60 (retired/unemployed/students). For more information or to book a place on the course, please contact me : redflagwalks@gmail.com