Support the Women’s Library Strike! (22nd June 2011)

Support the Women’s Library Strike! (22nd June 2011) The Women’s Library is home to world-renowned collections on women’s struggles throughout history and has hosted excellent exhibitions on women workers and female led-strikes. This Wednesday 22nd June 2011 Women’s Library staff will themselves take action to ensure that London Met University continues to be a thriving…

Appeal – The Suffragettes’ Tree

Between 1909 and 1912, over sixty suffragettes who were recovering from the harsh treatment they had received while imprisoned for their political activism came to stay with the Blathwayt family at Eagle House in Batheaston, Somerset. As committed supporters of the women’s movement, the Blathwayts wanted not only to help the women recover physically, but also to record,…

Appeal – Save Sheila Rowbotham

Professor Sheila Rowbotham has been told that her contract is not going to be renewed at the end of this year. The University of Manchester is forcing her to retire on the grounds that they cannot afford to pay her salary (she only wants a third of her current salary to continue teaching). The University…