Swindon Festival of Literature
Wed 16 May
HELEN PANKHURST – on Deeds Not Words.
How far have we come in one hundred years, since the suffragettes made their stand, got the Fourth Reform Act and achieved one of the greatest steps forward for women, which saw propertied women over thirty gain the vote for the first time?
In her new book Deeds Not Words, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Visiting Professor at MMU and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, celebrates landmark successes and little-known victories. She explores one of the most central and pressing conversations of our time, through the voices of both pioneers and ordinary women and ends with suggestions how to better understand and strengthen aims for the future.
There are no booking fees on this performance. Delivery charges may still apply.