Women’s Library (London) – Forthcoming Events

(1) Women Transport Pioneers in the Gaumont Graphic Newsreels (1910-1932)
Thursday 11 September, 7pm

Using excerpts of footage, this talk looks at some of the pioneers who changed the face of travel and transport. Women featured include actor Dorothy Jordan, aviators Amy Johnson, Mary du Caurroy and Amelia Earhart, and speed boat racers Marin Barbara ‘Betty’ Carstairs and Mrs Victor Bruce.

(2) In Love and Struggle: Letters in Contemporary Feminism by Margaretta Jolly
Wednesday 17 September 7pm
Talk – Margaretta Jolly talks about her recent book on women’s letters and what they reveal about the histories of a generation at the forefront of social change. From feminist relationships to political struggles, the joys and disappointment of love affairs and break ups.

(3) Playing the Game: women’s participation in sport
Saturday 27 September – 10am to 4pm

Study Day – This study takes place in the centenary year of the first London-based Olympic Games, in which just 37 female athletes competed compared with 1,971 men. The day explores the history of women’s participation in physical education and media representations of female sporting bodies, followed by a chance to look at original material from The Women’s Library collections. Speakers include Dr Jean Williams, De Montfort University, Dr Carol Osborne, Cumbria University and Dr Fiona Skillen, University of Glasgow.

More information can be found at: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/thewomenslibrary/whats-on/events/home.cfm


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