The Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB
Part of our Extraordinary Women series - a talk by author Jane Robinson telling the hidden history of ‘votes for women’ in Hampshire and beyond. PRE-BOOKING RECOMMENDED
Most people assume the fight for the vote - won in part 100 years ago - was all about the militant Suffragettes, but that’s not true. What finally won the hearts and minds of Parliament and the people was an astonishing six-week suffrage march - the ‘Great Pilgrimage’ - involving thousands of suffragists, or non-militant campaigners, from all around the UK. Following the publication of her acclaimed book about the Pilgrimage - Hearts and Minds - Jane tells the inspiring story of how these ordinary people came together and changed the world.
Jane Robinson is one of our most engaging and original historians, specializing in social history through women’s eyes. She was born in Edinburgh, educated at a Yorkshire comprehensive school and read English at Oxford. A love of book-collecting developed when she was banned from the local library for using a jam-tart as a bookmark, and after Oxford she worked for 10 years in the antiquarian book trade in London before embarking on a writing career. Her tenth book - Hearts and Minds - came out this year and is already a best-seller. She's now working on a book about women pioneers in the traditional professions, to be published in 2020. Jane is a Senior Associate of Somerville College, Oxford.
● Saturday 15 September: 1030-1130
Whilst booking it not essential, it is highly recommended. Priority will be given to those who have pre-booked.
Max 80 people per tour/session. Talk lasts 1 hour.