Essex Book Festival - A History of Britain in 21 Women

25 March 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
Chelmsford campus

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Boadicea battled the Romans. Nancy Astor fought in Parliament. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned for female suffrage. Jenni Murray, writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour tells the stories of visionaries and trailblazing women who pushed back boundaries. She shows how their compelling stories can inspire us again and lead the way for a new generation.

"Jenni Murray has invited us to her feast of extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, musicians, scientists and activists... As incomparable host, Jenni lets her guests display themselves lavishly, telling their own noble or quirky stories." Janet Todd, Professor Emerita, University of Aberdeen

A timely reminder that the personal is always political, in the past as well as the present. From Boadicea to the astronomer Caroline Herschel, after whom a crater on the moon is named, from computing pioneer Ada Lovelace and artist Gwen John - Jenni Murray chooses 21 women who changed the world, and tells their remarkable stories with her own extraordinary wit, passion and piercing insight.

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Event Details

25 March 2017, 15:00 - 16:00
Chelmsford campus
£7, £5 for 27 years and under

Mercury Theatre: call 01206 573948 or book online.