The conference celebrates the activities, histories, writings and cultural and political importance of the girls and women of Crewe, the North of England and the UK generally in the years between 1830 and 2016.

Research by academics, historians, local experts and women’s group organisers will be shared at the conference at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Cheshire campus.

Dr Kate Cook, Senior Lecturer in Law, will be discussing “Living up to Sylvia Pankhurst: Feminism, Activism and Academia.”

Special guests include historian Jill Liddington and the author and activist Alison Ronan.

The conference will be FREE and open to the public.

For the full conference schedule, please visit

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