Guest Speakers

First Speaker of the Academic Year: Dr Helen Pankhurst

By 26/09/2022 No Comments

The first talk of this academic year, Women’s Rights: Past, Present & Future, is always special and we could not have chosen a better speaker than Dr Helen Pankhurst. Dr Pankhurst is the great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, the leaders of the Suffragettes, without whom women would not have achieved the vote in 1918 (limited) and 1928. Dr Pankhurst, from an extensive line of activists (her grandfather was an Italian Anarchist), is an activist in her own right. She is a Senior Advisor to CARE International UK, a major international humanitarian agency.