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Radical history course at the Working Class Movement Library : Radical Women 1914 -1979

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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.

Michael Herbert 3This 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: redflagwalks@gmail.com