my autumn course on Radical Women 1914 to 1979


Women's Liberation march






I will be teaching a  10 week course entitled Radical Women 1914-1979,  beginning  on Tuesday 8th October 2019 at the Working Class Movement Library in Salford, 11am to 1pm.

This will introduce course members to  some of the key movements and events which shaped and changed women’s lives in the twentieth century. No prior knowledge is necessary to enrol on the course.

It will include the following:

  • Women’s anti-war movements in the First World War
  • Women Councillors in the 1920s eg Hannah Mitchell in Manchester
  • The first women MPs such as  Ellen Wilkinson who was born in Manchester
  • Women’s unemployed marches in the 1930s
  • Women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
  • The Women’s Parliaments held during  the Second World War
  • The work of Shelagh Delaney, writer of A Taste of Honey
  • The emergence of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s

We  will make use of some of the rich archives on women at the library.

The course fee is £60.

I have been  researching, writing and teaching about women’s history for over 10 years. My published work includes “Up Then Brave Women; Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1919 and “For the sake of the women who are to come after”: Manchester’s Radical Women 1914-1945

For more information and/or  to book  a place  on the course please contact me, Michael Herbert  :