Friends of Stony Stratford Library: Talk by Jane Robinson on the Great Pilgrimage of 1913
Venue: Stony Stratford Library, 5-7 Church Street, Stony Stratford
Date: 18 Jul 2018
Friends of Stony Stratford Library Talk by Jane Robinson. Her subject will be 'Hearts and Minds: The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote'.
Earlier this year Jane published (with Doubleday) a book under the same title. Like the book, her talk will describe the fever over women's suffrage that had built up in Britain by 1913. In the summer of that year great numbers of women marched on London from all corners of the country in what became known as the 'Great Pilgrimage'. These were the suffragists - impassioned but (by contrast with the better-known suffragists) non-militant campaigners for the vote. Using diaries, letters and unpublished memoirs, Jane will tell a story of ordinary people who helped effect extraordinary change and whose lives, in turn, were permanently transformed by their participation in the campaign.
Jane Robinson has published many books, specialising in social history through women's eyes. She has worked in the antiquarian book trade and as an archivist and is now a full-time writer and lecturer. She is an Honorary Senior Associate at Somerville College, Oxford.
Tickets for the talk will be available at the Library (tel. 01908-562562) from Wednesday 27 June.
As always, wine, fruit juice and home-made cake will be served after the talk.