Friends of The Women’s Library talks 2021

Date / time
Date(s) - 20 January - 14 April
2:30 pm


The first presentation in the 2021 talks programme of the Friends of The Women’s Library will take place on

Wednesday 20 January at 2.30pm.

“Is this story true?”: History in Fact and Fiction

Lucienne Boyce, author of The Bristol Suffragettes, is currently writing a biography of suffrage campaigner Millicent Price, nee Browne (whose papers are held by the Women’s Library), and is a member of the steering committee of the West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network. She is also the author of award-winning historical novels. In this talk, she will explore the tensions, challenges and rewards of working in two apparently opposing forms – historical non-fiction (including biography), and historical fiction.

The Zoom link for presentations in this programme will be

Meeting ID: 814 654 8491      Passcode: 893463


The programme up to April is as follows:

Wednesday 17 February 2021, 2.30 pm.

Amy Kaufman, Head Law Librarian at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada‘Women Writing Women’s Rights:

The Beginnings of Women’s Law Books in England, from Married Women’s Property Reform to Suffrage’

Wednesday 17 March 2021, 2.30 pm.

Dr Eleanor Reed, Project Officer for ‘Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies’ at Nottingham Trent University:

Making Homemakers: how Woman’s Weekly shaped lower-middle-class domestic culture in Britain, 1918-1958.

Wednesday 14 April 2021, 2.30 pm

Anne Logan, Emeritus Reader at the University of Kent, and biographer of Margery Fry (The Politics of Penal Reform:

Margery Fry and the Howard League)’I grumbled a little at the absolutely endless catechism about Elizabeth Fry’: Margery Fry and Quakerism.