An Evening with Jane Robinson

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Thame’s part in the Women’s March on London 1913

Enjoy a very special talk by Jane Robinson to celebrate the Museum’s new exhibition opening 8th April, on Unsung Heroines of Thame, this is the astonishing and uplifting story of the women’s march on London in 1913, and Thame’s part in it – one of the most significant but neglected episodes in twentieth-century history .

1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote.

Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them.

This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever.

Join Jane Robinson one of our most engaging and original social historians, as she relates the story of this incredible moment in our recent history. Jane has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts to tell the inside story of the march, against the colourful background of the entire suffrage campaign.  Her book Hearts and Minds, on which this talk is based on, came out to critical acclaim and was featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Start the Week’ and Radio 3’s ‘Free Thinking’.

This special talk will be held on Monday 22nd May, at the Player’s Theatre, Nelson St, Thame starting at 7.30pm

Tickets £12 

Tickets only available from the Museum online shop

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LIVE at the Players Theatre or LIVE-STREAMED (available to view for up to two weeks after the date)