Published: 5 March 2012 at 11:39
Julie Spence to deliver speech at International Women’s Day event in Cambridge
Anglia Ruskin University will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a special free event on its Cambridge campus on Saturday, 10 March (10am-2.30pm).
No going back! What next for women today will feature a host of workshops, exhibitions and stalls, as well as talks from a range of academics and women’s groups.
There will be presentations from Professor Helen Valentine, Dr Liz Bradbury and Emma Brett from Anglia Ruskin, and Professor Dame Athene Donald from the University of Cambridge.
The keynote speech will be delivered by Julie Spence OBE. The former Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire, who is now on the Board of Governors at Anglia Ruskin, will deliver a talk entitled The lady’s not for turning: but are we too complacent about our progress?
Other participants include members of Gender Action for Peace and Security, UK Feminista, Cambridge City Council, Womankind, Feminist Action Cambridge, CUSU Women’s Campaign, Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre, Cambridge Women’s Aid, Cambridge Women’s Resources Centre and Women of Note.
The event will also feature an African djembe drumming workshop and performance poetry from Hollie McNish. Booking is essential, so for more information or to reserve your place, visit www.anglia.ac.uk/events
The University of Cambridge’s annual International Women’s Day lecture, this year given by journalist and broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, will take place at Downing College on 8 March (5.45pm). Tickets to this event can also be booked by visiting http://tinyurl.com/IWD2012