ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM – ‘Changing Role of Women’

Dates
Saturday 21 April 2018 at 9:30 AM
Venue
Surrey History Centre,130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND
Admission
£12

The Local History Committee will be holding their Annual Symposium on Saturday 21 April 2018 at The Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6ND.

The theme this year picks up on the centenary of Women’s Suffrage and will look at the role of influential Surrey women. We have a very full and varied programme with some excellent speakers which we are sure will be of great interest to local historians across the county.

 

9.30

Registration

9.55

Chairman’s introductory remarks

10.00

Duxhurst, Lady Henry Somerset’s farm colony for inebriate women

Ros Black, local author and speaker

10.40

Coffee

11.10

Surrey Women in the First World War

Carol Brown, Guildford Museum

11.50

A selection of short films from the Surrey History Centres collection.

12.00

The History of the WI in Surrey

Linda Oliver, Archivist, Surrey Federation of Women’s Institutes

12.40

Lunch

1.40

Introduction to afternoon session

1.45

Dame Ethel Smyth, Ground-breaking Composer, Writer, and Suffragette’

Dr. Christopher Wiley, Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Surrey

2.25

Tea

2.55

Presentation of the Gravett Award

3.00

The March of the Women: Surrey's Road to the Vote

Holly Parsons, Project Officer, Surrey History Centre

3.40

Chairman’s closing remarks and close

 The cost will be £12.00 for the day.

Book online  or phone 01483 518737. It is advisable to book early as places are limited.

Morning and afternoon refreshments are included, but it is recommended to bring a packed lunch as there are no cafes near the Surrey History Centre.