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.

Screening of ‘Call Me Kuchu’

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Birkbeck’s LGBT Committee (including the LGBT Officer elect for 2013/14, Kellan Farshea) and Birkbeck’s Amnesty society invite you to their screening of ‘Call Me Kuchu’, a documentary about LGBT rights and homophobia in Uganda. A slightly belated IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia) event for students, friends, colleagues, everyone. Free!

7pm for refreshments, 8pm film

Room TBA, but will be in the main Birkbeck building
Monday, 20th May, 7pm for refreshments, film at 8pm. rsvp via the event page below. x

https://www.facebook.com/groups/225949887469520/#!/events/389209171193111/

Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn…

Sunday, June 2nd, 2pm. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote! If you’re on facebook, rsvp for the Walking Tour (and join the Women’s Campaign while you’re there!).

https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/225949887469520/

No Diet Day Celebration

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We’ve moved this event to Monday, May 13th, same time (8pm), as May 6th is a Bank Holiday and the college will be closed. However, as a wise Committee member once said, “All days are good for not dieting!” In that spirit, see you on the 13th! We will be in room 532 in the main Malet St. building.

Feminist Walking Tour of Holborn

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Remember how fabulous the FWT of Bloomsbury was? Well, we’re back and this time we’re in Holborn! As with the last tour, we’ll only be as fabulous as those who join us, so whether you want to talk about a figure/house/statue or merely lap up the information, we hope to see you!
Date: We’ll be walking in June but haven’t yet set the day. Below is a link to a poll with the following options:Sunday June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd or 30th

http://www.doodle.com/4m4kscfn2u74wemf

Time: 2pm. The tour will last approx 2 hours. June = sunshine, right? (and a tour followed by ice cream in the park)

Where: HOLBORN! More specifically, here are the majority of places in the ‘Our Sisters’ London: Nineteen Feminist Walks’ book…

– Site of the home of Mary Lamb, author (1764-1847)
– Workplace and home of Dorothy L Sayers, author (1893-1957)
– Memorial to Margaret MacDonaldson, politician and campaigner (1870-1911)
– Royal College of Surgeons (letter from E. Garrett Anderson was read here, amongst other significant events)
– 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)
– Birthplace of poet Charlotte Mew (1869-1928)
– 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.

If you’d like to speak about one OR MORE! of the places/people above, please let me know and I’ll cross it off the list. As before, we will adapt the tour according to how many speakers there are – birkbeckwomenscommittee@gmail.com

All are welcome on this tour and it’s FREE. Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs. x