Powerful Women

2 linked dayschools

Alan Sennett & Creina Mansfield

Two women who transcended  the restrictions of their class and gender and made a significant contribution to the causes that they cared about are:

  1. Monday 17th June: GERTRUDE MARKIEVICZ

Aristocrat and republican, socialist and artist, feminist and free spirit, Constance Markievicz was a pivotal figure in the revolutionary movement that culminated in the Rising of 1916, and its long and painful aftermath leading to Irish independence.
Illustrating with images, text and film, we shall tell her story and assess her contribution.

  1. Monday 24th June: GERTRUDE BELL

Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet and nation builder, Gertrude Bell lived a life as extraordinary as Constance Markievicz’s. She was, according to T.E.Lawrence, ‘born too gifted’.

Through analysis of two remarkable lives, we shall explore political events whose effects are relevant to this day.

Day: Mondays, 17th and 24th June 2019    Time: 2pm-4pm

Cross Street Chapel, Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40/each n/a 12 30

To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to Creina Mansfield, Beech Court, Beech Hall Drive,  Macclesfield, SK10 2EF. creina.m@hotmail.com.
Alan Sennett, Flat 5, 36 Oak Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 3DA a.sennett@open.ac.uk Tel 0161 438 0309