This website works best using harmless anonymous cookies. Allow Don't allow More info

You have chosen not to allow cookies

Disabling cookies may give you a reduced experience of this website. Are you sure you want to disallow them? [Yes] [No]

This website will not use any non-essential cookies. However some pages include embedded content provided by 3rd party websites. This content may use cookies which we cannot control. We suggest you visit the websites for these providers to disable their cookies.

You Tube, Flickr, Vimeo, AmMap, Google, ShareThis, SurveyMonkey, Facebook

Location : WCML

Start date : 4th February 2012

End date : 4th February 2012

To mark LGBT History Month

2pm Talk by Clare Debenham on Eleanor Rathbone (1872-1946), campaigner for women's rights and pioneer of family allowances.

Eleanor Rathbone, Independent MP elected in 1929 , had strong ties to the North West but was also involved in international issues such as campaigns against female circumcision in Africa and child brides in India . She was one of the first to protest against Fascism and took up the cause of refugees.

However, it is her contribution as a feminist theoretician and activist that Clare will examine. Her conventional appearance and methods belied a revolutionary approach to the position of women which has been overlooked in favour of more flamboyant personalities.

Free; light refreshments

This event is also the Library's contribution to