Literary Lunch featuring Jane Robinson
Join us on October 20th to hear Jane Robinson (English, 1978) talking about her new book Hearts and Minds.
Most people assume the fight for the vote – won in part 100 years ago – was all about the militant Suffragettes, but that’s not true. What finally won the hearts and minds of Parliament and the people was an astonishing six-week suffrage march – the ‘Great Pilgrimage’ – involving thousands of suffragists, or non-militant campaigners, from all around the UK. Following the publication of her acclaimed book about the Pilgrimage – Hearts and Minds – Jane tells the inspiring story of how these ordinary people came together and changed the world.
Jane Robinson specialises in social history through women’s eyes. She was born in Edinburgh, educated at a Yorkshire comprehensive school and read English at Somerville. A love of book-collecting developed when she was banned from the local library for using a jam-tart as a bookmark, and after Oxford she worked for 10 years in the antiquarian book trade in London before embarking on a writing career. Her tenth book – Hearts and Minds – came out this year and is already a best-seller.
Timetable of the day:
12.30 Reception in the Mary Somerville Room
13.00 Luncheon in Hall
14.30 Talk in the Margaret Thatcher Centre
Tickets are £35 each (£25 for matric 2007 and later), including reception before luncheon and tea afterwards. Guests are welcome.
Bookings have now closed for this event. Please call Amelia on 01865 280626 if you need any further information.
A hearing loop system available.
We regret that there is only a limited amount of parking space available in College, with priority for the disabled. We recommend Pear Tree Park & Ride for those driving to Oxford, as the number 300 bus stops near to Somerville on Woodstock Road (find out more).