Conference: North West Labor History Society – Women’s History Conference

Women’s History Conferencewomen-in-cotton-mill
Saturday 23 November 2013

10am – 5pm

Venue:  Three Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Oldham Street, Manchester

Conference fee: £10/£5


10am -10.30am  Registration

Morning Session 10.30am – 1pm

Introduction and welcome

Women, Politics  and Music

Chair: Bernadette Hyland

Speakers: Claire Mooney and Alice Nutter

Alice was a member of Chumbawamba. She now writes for the radio, TV and the theatre

Claire is a  Manchester-based singer-songwriter and community arts worker


Women as Political Activists

Chair: Chris Clayton

Sonja Tiernan Delia Larkin and Women in the 1913 Dublin Lockout

Michael Herbert –  Sarah Parker Remond, Black American Anti-Slavery Lecturer

Sonja is the author of Eva Gore-Booth,  “an image of such politcs”

Michael is the author of “Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s radical women, 1819-1918

Lunch 1pm – 2pm (not included

Afternoon Session 2pm – 5pm

Women  as Political  Activists (2)

Chair : Michael Herbert

Alan Fowler – Alice Foley, Bolton trade unionist

Rae Street and Nick Wilding –   Enid Stacy, Socialist, Feminist,
Campaigner and Clarion Vanner

Alan Fowler is  a retired lecturer and author of Lancashire Cotton Operatives and Work 1900-1950

Rae Street has been a peace campaigner since the 1980s. Nick Wilding is a film-maker.

Panel Discussion  on Socialism and Feminism

The debate on the relationship  between class and gender, socialism and feminism has gone on  for more than  a century and  continues to this day. Our conference will finish with a discussion on these issues, introduced by our two speakers.

Chair : Bernadette Hyland

Speakers : Lindsey German and Louise Raw
Lindsey is the author of Sex, Class  and Socialism  and How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

Louise is the author of Striking a Light: The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their place in history and organiser of the Matchwomen’s  Festival

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