Suitable for: Year 10 - 13
Available: 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
Subject and Key Skills
History, Sociology, English
Join Social Sciences curator Polly Russell for a discussion on feminism. Polly is 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 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 talk takes place in the Learning Centre.