Venue confirmed for tomorrow’s drinks/AGM!

We will be in the Malet St Gardens, behind 10-16 Gower St (entrance just opposite Senate House), from 6.30pm. Join us for drinks and nibbles, followed by the Women’s Campaign AGM at 8pm. All are welcome to join us for drinks, AGM is open to self-defining women only. Any questions, e-mail us at: birkbeckwomenscommittee@gmail.com. 

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Everyone loves a cheese and pineapple hedgehog (and feminism)

Join Kerry (incoming Women’s Officer for 2013/14) and I for drinks, nibbles and witty banter this Tuesday 16th, as we say hello summer and see you in the autumn!
From 6.30pm – 8pm : Come and meet Kerry, your fellow Women’s Campaigners and chat about all of the fabulous work you’ve done this year. If you’re new to Birkbeck, or haven’t joined us this year for an event/campaign, come along and find out what we’ve been up to. We’ll be dishing out the finest of snacks (pineapple and cheese hedgehog, frazzles, beige dips) as well as feminist themed drinks (Pankhurst Pina Colada, oh yes!).
8pm – Women’s Campaign AGM. Do you want to be a part of the Campaign next year (August onwards)? Fancy joining the Committee (planning campaigns, events, etc). Join us as a new Committee is elected and see what Kerry has planned!Room TBA, but it will be at Birkbeck. Update this Monday!All are welcome, the event is free and we’d love you all to join us! Do share with anyone who might be interested. Any questions, e-mail:
birkbeckwomenscommittee@gmail.com and do check out the Facebook event page –

Tomorrow, Sunday 2nd – Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn

Tomorrow, Sunday 2nd, is THE Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn. Meet at 2pm outside the main Birkbeck building (address says Malet St., it’s in front of Torrington Square) in front of the revolving glass doors. If you’re running late or can’t spot us (or this makes no sense to you), call me on 07594 641624. If you’re speaking and would like to meet before 2pm, I’ll be sitting on the grass in front of the main entrance from 1.30pm! 

We will be walking around Holborn and talking about some fabulous women, including Margaret MacDonald, Ann Radcliffe, Aphra Behn, Mary Lamb and Katharine Mansfield. The tour will last approx. 2 hours, walking at a comfortable pace, and the weather forecast is great! All are welcome on this tour and it’s FREE. 
 
Do call/text if you have problems finding us or are late – see above.
 
We look forward to seeing you!
 

Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn

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Date: Sunday, 2nd June

Time: 2pm. The tour will last approx 2 hours. Post-walk ice cream or pub probable!

Meet: Outside the main Birkbeck building (address says Malet St., but it’s Torrington Square) in front of the revolving doors.

Where: We will be walking around HOLBORN! More specifically, places in the ‘Our Sisters’ London: Nineteen Feminist Walks’ book, including…

– Memorial to Margaret MacDonaldson, politician and campaigner (1870-1911)
– Birthplace of Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
– Home of author Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) and her “devoted friend” (ahem) Ida Constance Baker (1888-1978)
– Home of Jane Harrison, academic and first research fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge, in 1898 (1850-1928)
– Site of the meeting place of the women bookbinders union.
– Site of two of the very earliest women’s trade unions meetings in 1834.
– Headquarters of the Women’s Freedom League.

All are welcome on this tour and it’s FREE.
We look forward to seeing you!

Walking Tour!

Thank you to those who came and enjoyed ‘Antonia’s Line‘ on the 13th, especially those who were joining us for the first time. ‘Antonia’s Line’ is a fantastic, empowering film; an excellent choice for our No Diet Day event Serena!

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The Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn is coming up in less than 2 weeks and we’re all really excited! If you’d like to speak, below is a list of women/places still free! Let me know via e-mail if you’d like to talk about one (or more!). It can be for as long as you like, whether a minute or 10. All are welcome, students and non-students. birkbeckwomenscommittee@gmail.com

– Memorial to Margaret MacDonaldson, politician and campaigner (1870-1911)
– Site of the theatre that was co-owned by actor Mary Saunderson Betterton, who may have been the first woman to appear professional on an English stage (1637-1712) AND site where several of Aphra Behn’s (playwright, author) plays were produced (1640-1689)
– Mary Pix, playwright (1666-1709)
– Mary Delariviere Manley, playwright (1663-1724)
– Birthplace of Gothic novelist Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
– Luce Morgan, possibly the ‘Dark Lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets, 16th century
– Home of author Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) and her “devoted friend” (ahem) Ida Constance Baker (1888-1978)
– Home of Jane Harrison, academic and first research fellow at Newnham College, Cambirdge, in 1898 (1850-1928)
– Site of the meeting place of the women bookbinders union.
– Site of two of the very earliest women’s trade unions meetings in 1834.
– Headquarters of the Women’s Freedom League.