The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
In the never before told story of radical suffragette Kitty Marion, Dr Fern Riddell uses a forgotten autobiography to tell the story of the sensational life and explosive actions of one of our most important suffragettes. PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED
As part of our Extraordinary Women series: Dr Fern Riddell tells the story of Kitty Marion, a woman sent across the country by the Pankhurst family to carry out a nationwide campaign of bombings and arson attacks, as women fought for the vote using any means necessary. But in the aftermath of World War One, the dangerous and revolutionary actions of Kitty and other militant suffragettes were quickly hushed up and disowned by the previously proud movement, and the women who carried out these attacks were erased from our history.
Join us as Dr Fern Riddell asks Why has the life of this incredible woman, and the violence of the suffragettes been forgotten?
Dr Fern Riddell is a cultural Historian, and an expert in sex, suffrage and entertainment in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. She appears regularly on TV and Radio, and writes for The Guardian, Huffington Post, Times Higher Education, and is a columnist for BBC History Magazine.
● Saturday 15 September: 1630-1730
Those who have pre-booked will have priority
Please note the disabled parking is in a public car park next door to the Discovery Centre, and there are a limited number of spaces available.
Max 100 people per tour/session. Talk will last 1 hour.