Best wishes for the launch conference in Nottingham on 4 June. And I hope that this campaign is a successful one,
It seems obscene that in 2014 a campaign to empower women, through education, to overcome disadvantage should be necessary but it is good that the WEA is meeting this need.
We are launching our “WEA Women overcoming disadvantage through education” campaign with a conference in Nottingham this Wednesday, 4 June. It’s at the ICCA, Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1QZ, with registration at 10.00 am for a 10.30 start and a 4.00 pm finish.
As well as our own General Secretary and CEO, Ruth Spellman and WEA colleagues, speakers will include:
- Dr Finn Mackay, feminist activist and WEA Ambassador
- Dr Anita Franklin from the University of Sheffield
- Cheryl Turner of NIACE
- Baroness Frances D’Souza, the Lord Speaker House of Lords
You can find more about the conference here.
The WEA has recognised, included and valued women’s contributions and has improved women’s lives through education for over 110 years, so the campaign is a continuation of a long tradition.
Albert Mansbidge established “An Association to promote the Higher Education of Working Men” in 1903 with his wife Frances, using…
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