Women’s Library Events – Louisa Garrett Anderson and Sheila Rowbotham


Out of the Archives
Forthcoming events introducing two inspiring women whose papers are held in
the Women’s Library’s collections.

Thursday 10 April, 7pm, £6/£4 concs
Louisa Garrett Anderson: suffragette and army surgeon
Illustrated talk by Jennian F Geddes

Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873-1943), daughter of Britain’s first woman
doctor, founded a hospital for women and children, went to prison for her
activities with the militant suffrage movement, and from 1915 to 1919 was
Chief Surgeon at the Endell Street Military Hospital, a large woman-run
army hospital in Covent Garden, where at the same time as treating huge
numbers of casualties, the staff actively campaigned for the vote
throughout the war.

Jennian Geddes is former Reader in Clinical Neuropathology at Queen Mary,
University of London. She is currently researching the history of early
women doctors.

Thursday 17 April, 7pm, £6/£4 concs
Sheila Rowbotham
in conversation with Sally Alexander

Influential feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham discusses her involvement
in the radical and feminist politics of the 1960s and 1970s; the
documentation of women’s history; and the link between ideas and grass
roots activism. She reflects on the development of the Women’s Liberation
Movement, the Night Cleaners campaign, and the writing of books such as
Beyond the Fragments; Women, Resistance and Revolution; Woman’s
Consciousness, Man’s World and The Past is Before Us.

Sally Alexander is Professor of Modern History at Goldsmiths, University of
London; and founding editor of History Workshop.
Tickets are £6 / £4 and must be booked in advance as space is limited.

How to book:
Call 020 7320 2222 or email moreinfo@thewomenslibrary.ac.uk.
Book in person at The Women’s Library reception desk.
The Women’s Library, London Metropolitan University
Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT


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