Here are some examples of talks and events coming up this year:

July 6th 2019,  Chainmakers’ Festival, Mary Macarthur Memorial Gardens, ‘Mary Macarthur, Righting the Wrong’

August 2nd 2019, 7.45pm Greyfriars Arts and Recreation Society, Coventry, ‘A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry 1850-1950’

September 17th 2019 Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, 12.30pm A Talk to Mark the 100th Anniversary of Coventry’s first Women City Councillors

October 22nd Cradley Heath Library, Mary Macarthur Event and book launch

October 25th 2019, Women’s Lives in Coventry, Priory Centre, Coventry

November 9th 2019, Black Country History Day at University of Birmingham, ‘Mary Macarthur’

November 18th 2019, Friends of London Road Cemetery, Coventry, ‘Women of Coventry’

November 22nd 2019, Soroptimist International, Stourbridge and District Club, ‘Mary Macarthur’

Past talks include:

Corruganza! Mary Macarthur and the Box Makers, at Tara Theatre, Earlsfield, May 2019

Greenwich Theatre, press night for Townsend Production’s ‘Rouse Ye Women’, folk ballad about Mary Macarthur and the Chain Makers. Post show talk, February 2019

Ladies First, Warwickshire, ‘Women’s Lives in Coventry’ February 2019

The National Federation of Women Workers, Bridport Museum, November, 2018

The National Federation of Women Workers, 1906-1921, a talk for Vote100Nottingham, Mechanics Institute, Nottingham, February 2018

Brave Hearts and Missionary Zeal: the National Federation of Women Workers, at The Working Class Movement Library, Salford, November 2017

Julia Varley and the women workers of Birmingham, talk at the Communication Workers’ Union Regional Women’s Committee, Bournville, Birmingham, September 2017

Irish migration to Coventry, 1940-70s; talk at launch of oral history project, ‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’ at Coventry Irish Society (HLF funded), March 2017, Coventry

Pride, protection and identity: women workers in the First World War and afterwards, at Sheffield Hallam University, Women’s Work: Women’s Employment in the First World War and Inter war years, January 2017

Women’s lives in Britain 1900-50, Woodstock Museum, March 2015. Social history talk to accompany exhibition about women’s clothes during this period

Women in the First World War in Coventry, at Coventry History Centre, Saturday November 10th 2018. See link for tickets

A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry 1850-1950, Coventry Society, November 12th 2018 A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry