Women's Liberation Movement

Tuesdays and Thursdays FREE
Secondary Womens Liberation
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  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
  • Email: learning@bl.uk
  • Admission: Free entry

Join Polly Russell, Lead Curator for Contemporary Archives and Manuscripts, for a discussion on feminism. Polly was the British Library lead on Sisterhood and After, a project and website to create the UK’s first ever oral history archive of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

In this classroom-based talk, Polly will explore feminism as a counter-culture movement, discussing the ways that ideology propaganda promotes ‘traditional’ gender roles. She will examine some examples of how women contested this in practice in the 1970s and 1980s and invite students to reflect on gender issues today. The session will serve as an introduction to the Sisterhood and After site and includes a Q&A. The classroom-based talk takes place in the Learning Centre.

Online Resources

Sisterhood and After: From Spare Rib to Greenham Common, explore the stories of the women who powered the UK Women’s Liberation Movement.


Age group: Year 10 - 13
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Length: This session can be offered as 30 minutes or 60 minutes. Please state your preference on the booking form. Please allow more time after your workshop to explore the galleries and public spaces.
Group size:

minimum 10, maximum 50 per session

Key skills: History, Sociology, English
Price: Admission: Free entry
Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7412 7797
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