Lecture: Creative Connections: Sylvia Pankhurst
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11 July 2013, 13:15-14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
by Bassano Ltd
This lecture will explore Sylvia’s place in the family politics of the Pankhursts; her dual role as a suffragette campaigner and, in effect, official artist for the Women’s Social and Political Union; her growing personal and political alienation from Emmeline and Christabel, and her continuing loyalty to radical causes including anti-fascism and Abyssinian independence later in life.
Martin Pugh lectured in modern European history at the Aligarh Muslim University in India, 1966-69, became Professor of Modern British History at Newcastle University, and is currently a freelance historian; he is the author of thirteen books in nineteenth and twentieth century political and social history. His most recent book is Britain: Unification and Disintegration, a study of the historical background to the current national identity crisis.