A course on the history of radical women 1914 – 1979 at the Working Class Movement Library, Salford, starting on 27 February 2018
This is a 10 week course which will begin on Tuesday 27 February 2018 and run from 11am to 1pm. It will introduce course members to some of the key movements and events which shaped and changed women’s lives in the twentieth century.
The course will include the following:
- Women’s anti-war movements in the First World War
- Women Councillors in Manchester in the 1920s eg Hannah Mitchell
- 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 Joan Littlewood and Shelagh Delaney, writer of A Taste of Honey
- The emergence of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s
No prior knowledge is necessary to enrol on the course which costs £60 (free to people on JSA or Universal Credit).
I have been researching and writing about radical women for many years. I have an MA in the History of the Manchester Region, and am the author of a number of books, including “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1918.
Update: I am sorry but this course is now full. If you would like to go on my mailing list for future events and courses please contact me, Michael Herbert : firstname.lastname@example.org