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Evening Classes on Radical Women

An evening class entitled Radical Women 1914-1979 will begin on Monday 4 January 2016 and run for 10 weeks (8 weeks in college and 2 Saturday walks) at Aquinas College, Stockport. This will study some of the key movements and events which changed women’s lives in the C20th.

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
  • Women’s unemployed marches in the 1930s
  • Women volunteers in the Spanish Civil War
  • The Women’s Parliaments during the Second World War
  • The work of Salford-born Shelagh Delaney, author of A Taste of Honey
  • The emergence of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the late 1960s

This course will be taught by Michael Herbert, MA. Michael has written a number of books including “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s radical Women 1819-1918 which he discussed with Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour on Radio Four. The course will make use of newsreels and film clips and a number of feature films eg A Taste of Honey, The White Bus and Charlie Bubbles.

Prior to leaving work in 2011, Michael was active trade union member and shop steward for UNITE in local government.

For more information and/or to book a place on the course, please contact Sheila Lahan at Aquinas College, telephone 0161 419 9163, email : Sheila@aquinas.ac.uk

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