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Misbehaving – Sue Finch, Jenny Fortune, Jane Grant, Jo Robinson and Sarah Wilson

Millennium Gallery
In 1970 protests at the Miss World contest at the Albert Hall attracted headlines around the world with women arrested and a subsequent trial, events captured in the 2020 film Misbehaviour.  This book tells the story of the protesters in the words of the rebels themselves including Sheffielder Jenny Fortune.  Join her and other editors of the book as they talk…
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Whose (Hi)story, Whose Words?

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Tessa Leuwsha and David McKay in conversation with Henriette Louwerse. This event explores the importance of re-writing Dutch colonial stories from new perspectives and the art of translating them. Surinamese-Dutch author Tessa Leuwsha’s novel, Plantation Wildlust, is set in Suriname in the early twentieth century. It depicts the power structures following the abolition of slavery. Leuwsha is “keen to present different…
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People’s Republic of South Yorkshire – Helen Jackson

Firth Hall Firth Court, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN
Former Labour MP Helen Jackson looks back at the Sheffield city landscape at a significant and progressive time in its history 1970-1992.  Helen’s historical narrative merges with her reflections as a woman in politics.  Focused on the local, the memoir holds wider lessons for national and global politics for our times.  This panel event includes three women featured in the…
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Sex: Lessons From History – Dr Fern Riddell

Millennium Gallery Cadman Room, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Gate, S1 2PP
In this powerful, inclusive and entertaining new cultural history of sex, Fern Riddell takes us on an illuminating journey to uncover the sexual lives of our ancestors. From flirtation to orgasm and everything in between, she shows they were just as preoccupied with sex as we are, facing it with the same confusion, joy and accidental hilarity that we do…
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African Europeans – Professor Olivette Otele

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African Europeans is a landmark account of a crucial thread in Europe’s complex history. Olivette Otele traces a long African European heritage through the lives of individuals both ordinary and extraordinary. She uncovers a forgotten past, from Emperor Septimius Severus, to enslaved Africans living in Europe during the Renaissance, and all the way to present-day migrants moving to Europe’s cities.…
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Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

Devonshire Green
This Global Day of Action for Climate Justice has been called by the COP26 Coalition, halfway through the COP26 negotiations in Glasgow. It will be followed over the next four days by a People’s Summit for Climate Justice. The message of the Coalition (hundreds of individuals, trade unions, NGOs, faith groups, and grassroots groups) is that justice won’t be handed…
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