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100 Years of the Suffragette

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Asia House is pleased to be partnering with Zee JLF@The British Library on this fascinating event. Please note that this event will take place in the Piazza Pavilion at The British Library on Saturday 9th June.

A deep look at the centenary of the Suffragette Movement with four remarkable women speaking on the progress of the Women’s Movement since. Writer and broadcaster Anita Anand has authored a biography of Sophia Dalip Singh, daughter of the deposed and exiled Raja Dalip Singh, who was goddaughter of Queen Victoria as well as a committed Suffragette. Science journalist Angela Saini is the author of Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story. Baroness Helena Kennedy is a barrister, broadcaster, writer and Labour Member of the House of Lords and the author of, among others, Eve was Framed: Women and British Justice. In conversation with writer and journalist Bee Rowlatt, who has authored a book on Mary Wollstonecraft, they speak of the right to vote and the arduous journey to equity and justice for women.

 

About the speakers

Anita Anand is a biographer and television and radio presenter working for the BBC. She has fronted a number of flagship political programmes in the UK and has been a columnist for The Guardian. In 2015, Anand released her first book, Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary, to international critical acclaim. Her latest book is Kohinoor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond, co-written with William Dalrymple.

Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist. She is a regular presenter on BBC Radio and her writing appears in the The Guardian and Scientific American, among others. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017. She has a Master’s in Engineering from Oxford University.

Helena Kennedy is one of the UK’s most distinguished barristers and parliamentarians. She has practiced law for over 40 years. A pioneer for equality, she has championed considerable legal reform for women, especially relating to sexual and domestic violence and homicide. She is the Principal of Mansfield College, Oxford and the chair of the Booker Prize Foundation.

About the moderator

Bee Rowlatt is a ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival regular and Vogue India’s ‘undeniable star of the show’. Her award-winning book In Search of Mary was inspired by the life of Mary Wollstonecraft. Rowlatt co-wrote the bestselling Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad, has written for the Times, The Guardian, National Geographic Traveller and the BBC.

 

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Date:
June 9, 2018
Time:
15:45 - 16:45
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The British Library
96 Euston Road , London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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