BASS Annual Lecture by Professor Helen Pankhurst CBE
|Starts:||11:00 26 May 2022|
|Ends:||12:00 26 May 2022|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
|Speaker:||Professor Helen Pankhurst|
For the BA Social Sciences Annual Lecture, Helen Pankhurst will be giving a participatory lecture on
women’s lives, past, present and future. The session will start with some reflections on the suffragette
movement, given her legacy, reflect on the changes since 1918 and explore priorities going forward.
The lecture will be informed by findings from her book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights,
Then and Now.
We will be joined by Professor Jackie Carter, who will introduce Professor Helen Pankhurst.
This in an inclusive lecture, welcome to all who would like to attend. For any queries, please contact:
Prof Helen Pankhurst CBE is a development and international women’s rights activist working as an advisor
to CARE International - primarily in Ethiopia and in the UK. She is also a Professor at MMU and the
First Chancellor of the University of Suffolk. She holds an honorary doctorate from Edge Hill University and the
University of Manchester.
The granddaughter of Sylvia, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette
movement, Helen carries on the legacy. This has included involvement in the Opening Ceremony of the 2012
London Olympics and in the 2015 film Suffragette and regularly leading CARE International’s
- March4Women march and event on or around International Women’s Day in London.
She convenes the Centenary Action Group (a coalition addressing barriers to women in politics) and the
GM4Women2028 Charitable Incorporated Organisation (a charity looking at data and the lives of women
and girls in Greater Manchester). In 2018, she published the book: Deeds Not Words, the Story of Women’s
Rights, Then and Now.
Professor Helen Pankhurst
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