Diary

Book Launch, Stevenage and North Herts Suffrage Stories, Knebworth House, Knebworth SG1 2AX – Postponed; Date to be Advised

Last year I was asked to write a chapter about Millicent Price, the suffrage campaigner whose biography I’m currently writing, for a forthcoming book for the Stevenage and North Herts Suffrage Stories: 100 years of votes for women project. The project is run by Stevenage Museum working with North Herts Museum, Knebworth House, the Garden City Collection and YC Hertfordshire. The project focuses on the local stories of women’s campaign for the vote.  

The book will be launched at Knebworth House in 2019. Further details to follow.


The Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival,10 am to 5.30 pm, Saturday 27 April 2019, Hawkesbury Upton

The Hawkesbury Upton Literary Festival is a one-day event which takes place at various venues in the Cotswold village of Hawkesbury Upton. It includes panel discussions, readings, workshops and children’s events. I will be reading from the new Dan Foster Mystery, introducing a showing of the film Make More Noise: Suffragettes in Silent Film, and interviewing Doloranda Pemberton about her new biography of endurance swimmer Mercedes Gleitze (1900–1981). All events are free and there is no need to book. The full Festival programme is available here.


Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life: WESWWHN Annual Conference, Saturday 29 June 2019, Bristol (Venue to be announced)

The theme of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network’s one-day 26th Annual Conference is Histories of Women in Agriculture and Rural Life. The Conference is on Saturday 29 June 2019. Please note that the Conference is not in Abergavenny as originally planned, but will be in Bristol – venue to be announced. The Conference is open to all, including non-members.

If you would like to offer to present a short paper for the Conference, the deadline for submitting an outline is 8 March 2019. Suggested topics include the Women’s Land Army, the Women’s Institute, Protest, and Allotments, but any suitable topic is welcome. You can find out more about the Network and the Conference on the WESWWHN website.