Apologies for lack of website activity over the past few months (site statistics suggest a lot of you have been visiting this site during this period) but I am sure regular readers will understand – given the final illness and death of my father, Tony Benn, a few weeks ago – why I have been so quiet.
Am now, slowly, picking up the threads of life and work.
Below, then, a few upcoming public events/discussions.
Most, but not all, of these connect to the late March paperback publication of ‘What Should We Tell Our Daughters?’ For reviews of the book, see previous post.
But many of these discussions touch on more general feminist themes and are part of a wonderfully diverse and vibrant ongoing public debate on so many aspects of women’s lives.
Please come along!
April 16th,Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford, at 7pm.
I will be in conversation with Selina Todd about ‘The People’, her extraordinary history of the working class over the last century.
April 22nd 7pm
ELF debate: Fifty Years of Feminism.
With Jude Kelly, Laura Bates of ‘Everyday Sexism’ and Beatrix Campbell.
Venue: Rich Mix (in the main space), 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Time: 22 April 2014 at 7pm
This is a free event, but RSVP is essential – book your tickets here. You can also watch the live stream online from 7pm
Apparently this event is now sold out, but there is a waiting list for those still keen to come.
April 29th 6pm Stratford Arts House/ part of Stratford on Avon Literary Festival
World War 1 – the War that Changed Women’s Lives.
Chaired by the writer Vik Groskop, our panel will discuss the impact of the war on women,
some of the women who had the most impact on social change for women and ask how much
further women have come on the road to equality. With Baroness Shirley Williams and novelist Judith Allnatt.
May 1st 6.30pm
The F word: Twenty First Century Feminism
Discussion with writer Anne Dickson on modern feminism, particularly looking at the role of men in current campaigns.
May 12th 7pm
Discussion on ‘What Should We Tell Our Daughters?’hosted by the wonderful independent hackney bookshop Pages.
With Kat Banyard of UK Feminista and Kate Pickett, co-author of The Spirit Level, chaired by Zoe Williams of the Guardian.
May 13th 7pm
Smashing The Glass Ceiling: Women in the PUblic Sphere.
At the Working Men’s College, Crowndale Road, Camden.
With Tulip Siddiq, Amy Lame and Bonnie Greer.
Free lectures – reserve places by email or phone
Tel: 020 7255 4748
Will post further summer events in a couple of weeks: including a first ever visit, with the Local Schools Network, to the Sunday Times Education Conference and two events at the Edinburgh festival.