A 10 week history class on Radical Women 1914-1979 will begin on Tuesday 14th February 2017 at the Working Class Movement Library, 11am to 1pm. It will end on 25 April (no class on 21st March). The cost will be £60.
This course will be taught by Michael Herbert, MA, who is the author of “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1918. He has taught previously classes on the history of radical women at the WCML, and at Aquinas College in Stockport.
This course will be an introduction to some of the key movements and events which changed women’s lives in the C20th. it is open to all, no previous knowledge is neccessary.
The course will include the following:
- Women’s anti-war movements in the First World War
- Women councillors in the 1920s
- Campaigns for birth control in the 1920s
- The General Strike of 1926
- Women Hunger Marches in the 1930s
- Women volunteers in Spain in the Spanish Civil War
- The Women’s Parliament in Manchester during the Second World War
- The work of Joan Littlewood and Shelagh Delaney in the 1950s and 1960s
- Peggy Duff and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
- The emergence and influence of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1960s and 1970s
The course will make use of the some of the resources of the WCML, as well resources available on the internet and on DVds etc.
For more information and/or to book a place on the course: please email Michael Herbert: firstname.lastname@example.org