Suffragette descendant and leading women’s rights campaigner Dr Helen Pankhurst will engage in conversation with London historian Dr Matthew Green on 8 February at The Monument.
The event will begin in the piazza and culminate on top of The Monument, designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1671-1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London. The 202ft high, 202ft tall edifice stands where the fire started in Pudding Lane. Not to mention, its the same location where, in 1913, two suffragettes affixed the Women’s Social and Political Union flag, a banner reading ‘Death or Victory’, and of course, released hundreds of pamphlets to the crowds in the piazza below.
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Dr Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, is more than enough star-power to keep the doors of The Monument open after hours. In addition to leading the CARE International’s #March4Women event in London on International Women’s Day, she does work in Ethiopia to support the development of adequate support for women and girls’ interests and needs. Her partner in conversation for the evening, Dr Mattew Green, is a noted champion of popular history. He is a lecturer and author of the acclaimed London: A Travel Guide Through Time, The event promises an informed conversation about the legacy of female equality and the challenges to the strength of that legacy today.
Helen Pankhurst’s latest book Deeds Not Words: the Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now will be published in February 2018.
Tickets? £20 per person bookable at themonument.org.uk
Where? The Monument, Fish St Hill, London EC3R 8AH
When? 8 February, Begins 7pm for 7.15pm start. The event lasts approximately 1 hour.