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04 March, 2017
11:00
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Ellen Wilkinson – It wasn’t all about the Jarrow Crusade with Dr. Matt Perry

matt perryJoin Dr. Matt Perry from Newcastle University for the start of our Women’s History Month celebrations.

Matt’s talk will take you beyond the familiar image of local politician Ellen Wilkinson on the 1936 Jarrow Crusade.  From her humble beginnings through to her rise to government minister, Ellen was both a feminist and a socialist having visited both the USSR as well as the Spanish Civil War and the Third Reich.

The talk is very relevant today as it will illustrate how Ellen’s principal concerns; the status of women and working class representation remain crucial in today’s politics.

Normal admission charges apply £2 adults under 16’s and Network Members free.