We’ve something a bit different in our Nottingham history programme this autumn.
We’re delighted tutor Rosa Straw is offering her course Suffragettes in the East Midlands at Nottingham Mechanics on Thursday afternoons.
Students will discover more about women such as Hannah Mitchell of Derbyshire and Helen Watts from Lenton.
Rosa will also be on hand to show course members how to research fascinating women such as Edith Annie Lees who was imprisoned for smashing windows in London. Lees was also a founding member of the Nottingham branch of the National Council of Women.
Who was Mary Ann Abbott? – a Chartist who set up a Nottingham Chartist Sunday School? Mary has also been referenced as a Suffragette. So how radical was she?
What can we learn about the Nottingham Branch of the National Women’s Suffrage set up in 1881?
There was a lot of direct action in Nottingham; including arson attacks (one planned for Nottingham Castle) – Nottingham was long known as being a ‘hot bed of radical action’ perhaps these women were following local traditions? Wouldn’t it be fascinating to find out?
There is plenty to discover about the many different womens’ movements, groups and political activity – join Rosa and find out lots more!
Join us on our journey of discovery – we assume no prior history or research skills knowledge
Course details: Course ref number: C2336424
Tutor: Rosa Straw
Where: Nottingham Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street NG1 4EZ
When: 7 meetings from Thursday 6th October
Fee: £53.90 or free if in receipt of means tested benefits
By phone via our secure payment line 0113 245 3304
By post: send name, contact details and course title to WEA Nottingham Branch, 39, Mapperley Road Nottingham NG3 5AQ. Include cheque for fees made payable to WEA Nottingham Branch and SAE if receipt required.
Any queries or for more information telephone Judith 0115 9628416