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Feminist writers French and EnglishAs the national residential college for women we collect material on women’s history, women’s rights and feminism. So as you can imagine we were delighted to get a postcard from the British Library alerting us to a new oral history resource called Sisterhood and after: an oral history of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Sisterhood charts the history of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United Kingdom from the 1960s to 1980s through oral testimonies. It’s broken down into themes; family and children, mind, body and spirit, sex, love and friendship, race, place and nation, education,equality and work, activism, politics and legislation, change, culture and art and who we were, how we are.  It also includes biographies of the participants and a timeline.

With British Library permission granted you’ll find it through our Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).

Woman spinning fireMarch is Women’s History Month and 8 March is International Women’s Day. As a women’s college we like to look out for events coming up to inspire women over these festivities and beyond.

The Women of the World (WoW) festival at London’s Southbank Centre runs from 6-10 March.

It’s ticketed and  includes events, debates and activities. Guest speakers include Naomi Woolf, Alice Walker, Ahdaf Souief, Sarah Brown, Sandi Toksvig and many more. There’s also a speed mentoring session. Take a look at the WoW Festival website for more information.

There are also a number of free events in East and Southeast London too. These include exhibitions at local art galleries and museums. You can find a listing of these on the Alternative Arts Women’s History Month page.

Stack of DVDsThis month we’ve bought in some new DVDs for our students and staff to borrow.

Two are on a women’s theme:

Marie Antoinette  is directed by Sofia Coppola and charts the life of the French Queen from her arrival at Versailles to the French revolution.

Age of Innocence is based on Edith Wharton’s novel of intrigue and infidelity in nineteenth century New York

We’ve also got the film voted in by our students from book selections for the Six Book Challenge:

One Day – charts the lives of two students who meet on graduation and remain a constant to each other as they fall in and out of love during the 1980s.

 


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