‘Life Lessons’ with Melissa Benn 25 Oct

Join me in conversation with Melissa Benn about her thought-provoking new book Life Lessons at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford at 7pm. Booking free but essential here

Durham CLP Women’s Conference 20 October

On 20 October 2018 I’ll be speaking on what difference one hundred years of some women having the vote has made, at a County Durham CLP women’s conference. Yay for women’s conferences!

Sweetly Sings The Donkey, 7-8 Sept, Lowry Theatre

This play, based on a radio trilogy composed by Shelagh Delaney, is going to be ace. You can book tickets here  safe in the knowledge I am not performing in it. The link gives you information about the play’s content, which spans women’s lives across the last 60 years. It  is part of a bigger project on the history of working-class women, culture, and feminism, involving social and affordable housing tenants in a Salford high rise, MaD Theatre Company, and the Working Class Movement Library, which is connected with my forthcoming biography of Shelagh Delaney: more details here.

Social mobility debate

On 13 Dec 2016 I joined Alan Milburn and others to debate “seeking social mobility solutions: is equality of opportunity in higher education and the professions possible within the current system?” at Inner Temple in London.  SOLD OUT