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Manchester Meeting – Lydia Becker
Tuesday 1 March, 2022, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm£5 – £6
We’re not a million miles from International Women’s Day, so to celebrate, we welcome Joanna Williams, who’ll be talking to us about Lydia Becker. A tireless campaigner for women’s suffrage and the universal education of girls, Becker was also a talented astronomer and botanist. She especially championed voting rights for unmarried women, whom she believed had greater need of representation than their married counterparts.
Joanna Williams studied history at Manchester University at undergraduate and postgraduate level. After lecturing history at the Department of Extra- Mural Studies, she taught history at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. She is the author of Manchester’s Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, The Man Who Built the Town Hall.
Doors open at 1pm – the chapel will be selling tea and coffee and you are most welcome to bring a packed lunch!
The talk begins at 1.30pm.