Feminism: back by popular demand? How women are responding to the rise of populism

Location: Warburton Hall, Lucy Cavendish College

Date(s): Fri 22 September - Fri 22 September

Time: 4:00 - 6:00

Event Details:

What are women to make of the misogyny that has been typical of many of the recent populist movements, and how should we respond positively to this provocation?Lucy Cavendish, Newnham and Murray Edwards shields

Chaired by Dr Jude Browne The Jessica and Peter Frankopan Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies, this event will explore the impact of President Trump on women’s rights in the US and the misogyny of the US election campaign. Looking at the UK context, the panel will reflect on why women were initially largely excluded from the shadow cabinet and why, despite our female Prime Minister, women’s rights feel more under threat than they have for a long time. The discussion will also explore the contribution that the women’s colleges can and/or should make to gender equality in the current climate, and will invite contributions from the floor. Please bring your comments and questions to what promises to be a lively and stimulating discussion, and continue the conversation afterwards over a drink in the beautiful gardens of Lucy Cavendish College.

This panel discussion forms the third event in a series hosted by the three women’s colleges at Cambridge. Jackie Ashley, President of Lucy Cavendish, Professor Dame Carol Black, Principal of Newnham, and Dame Barbara Stocking, President of Murray Edwards will be each be joined by alumnae from their respective colleges. Following the highly successful event held at Newnham last year, this event will be hosted by Lucy Cavendish College and will take place in Warburton Hall. The discussion will run from 4-5pm before guests are invited to drinks afterwards.

This event is one of several events taking part at Lucy Cavendish as part of the University of Cambridge Alumni Festival. For more information about our other Alumni Festival events, click here.

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All are welcome to attend this free event, but please note that tickets are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

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