Cathy will explore Mary’s unlikely and meteoric journey from Victorian middle-class girlhood to dynamic tour de force on picket lines, public platforms and fearless negotiations with government ministers. She was one of the most brilliant trade unionists that Britain has ever seen and when she died in 1921, she was widely regarded to have done more for women workers than any other leader in the labour movement.
This event is open to University staff, students and the public. No booking required.
Main Hall in the Wash Houses, entrance from University reception at Calcutta House on Old Castle Street, E1 7NT
Cathy carried out research at the TUC Library which is housed at London Metropolitan University. Visitors are welcome to drop in on the Special Collections Reading Room beforehand. The reading room is on the second floor of the Wash Houses and is open till 7pm.
The presentation is approximately one hour. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org