Past Events 2018

Here’s a look back at the brilliant events we ran in 2018, in particular, our project which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first women being able to vote in the UK called ‘A Woman’s Place’.

Talk Tuesday – ‘George Eliot. No place like home’. Tuesday 6th March 2018

Viv Wood of the George Eliot Fellowship on the life and work of the world famous Victorian novelist from Nuneaton.

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Talk Tuesday – ‘All the single ladies’ Tuesday 8th May

Frances Ambler, Contributing editor to The Simple Things magazine takes a look at how society has treated unmarried women through history.

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Talk Tuesday ‘Alice Hawkins, the Leicester Suffragette’ Tuesday 12th June

Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester. A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice was determined to have an equal say in the democracy of the day and was imprisoned five times in all in her struggle. Peter Barratt, Alice's great-grandson tells the story of this extraordinary woman.

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Talk – Shami Chakrabarti ‘Of Women’ July 7 2018

CET is honoured to welcome Shami Chakrabarti to talk about her latest book ‘Of Women: In the 21st Century’. She says ‘We have not yet done enough to create a more equal world: one where women and men share power, responsibility and opportunity. One that is potentially happier and more peaceful, where no life is...

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Talk Tuesday – WW1 Heroine Dorothie Feilding July 10 2018

Suzy Denbigh tells the fascinating story of Dorothie Feilding, a local World War I war heroine who shunned her aristocratic background to become a volunteer nurse on the battlefield and was the first woman to be awarded the military medal for bravery in the field.

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Talk Tuesday ‘ Jody Day – Gateway Women’

Jody Day is the British founder of Gateway Women, the global friendship and support network for childless women, and the author of 2016’s Living the Life Unexpected: 12 Weeks to Your Plan for a Meaningful and Fulfilling Future Without Children (Bluebird/PanMac). The global thought leader on involuntary childlessness, Jody's a founding and board member at AWOC.org (Ageing...

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Apple Day Saturday October 6th 2018

Celebrate all things Apple with us. Press your own juice (you can bring your own apple harvest), make a crumble or taste different varieties from the heritage orchard on the estate. 11am-4pm in The Stable Yard. Free.

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Talk Tuesday ‘What Would Boudicca Do?’ October 9th 2018

Don’t miss the chance to hear the authors of the book ‘What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday Problems Solved by History’s Most Remarkable Women’  The book has been getting plenty of national publicity since its release a couple of weeks ago and we are excited that we are hosting a talk by the authors. It promises to...

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Talk Tuesday – Aneela McKenna – 100 Years of Women in Cycling

Cycling has long been associated with the emancipation of women – from the suffragette days of bikes n’ bloomers to the modern day revolution of women on mountain bikes. In this session, Aneela McKenna from Go Where Scotland, mountain bike guide and adventurist celebrates the legacy of ‘bicycling for ladies! She’ll take you on a journey...

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