Jane Robinson - A Force to be Reckoned With

Thu 10/09/15 8:00 pm

 Jane Robinson is a British social historian specialising in the study of women pioneers in various fields. She joins us, in this centenary year of the Women's Institute, to talk about her book -
"A Force to be Reckoned With, a history of the Women's Institute".

The WI was founded in 1915, not by worthy ladies in tweeds but by the feistiest women in the country, including suffragettes, academics and social crusaders who discovered the heady power of sisterhood, changing women's lives and their world in the process. Certainly its members boiled jam and sang ' Jerusalem ', but they also made history. This fascinating author reveals how the WI are - and always were - a force to be reckoned with.

Books for sale and signing on the night.