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Loveless in Hobart Town
October 4, 2022
George Loveless spent 879 days in Hobart Town. In this presentation Simon Cocker looks at the places, people and events from those days. New documents show that Governor Arthur was less than honest in his dealings with Loveless.
Sixteen women, some with babies in arms, were imprisoned in 1873 for supporting striking farm workers in the Oxfordshire village of Ascott Under Wychwood. The traumatic event led to nationwide press coverage and questions being asked in parliament.
The two left-wing poets from Dorset have a fascinating story. The female poets were lifelong partners but became objects of intense state scrutiny by MI5 because of their supposedly ‘unconventional’ lives. We invite Frances Bingham, author of ‘Valentine Ackland: A Transgressive Life’ to explain more.
Professor Sue Milner from the University of Bath tells the controversial story of the shop worker from Chard who went on to become Britain’s first female cabinet member. A trade unionist and equal rights activist, this talk explores the life and times of the left’s Maggie.
Daring to Hope.
Known internationally for her work on feminism and radical social history, author and historian Sheila Rowbotham joins the Radical History School to share stories of her life as a socialist activist and campaigner. Having helped start the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain, Sheila has campaigned tirelessly for women, workers and progressive change throughout her life.
For this special event, we invite young historian Iris Kaye-Smith to delve into Sheila’s latest book ‘Daring to Hope’ which details her activism during the turbulent 1970s as well as explore Sheila’s contributions to the socialist and feminist movements.