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March 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Non-fiction
  • Science, Radio & Invention

A History of Britain in 21 Women

Jenni Murray


Lord Ashcroft Building, Anglia Ruskin University
Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, CM1 1SQ
(£5 27yrs and under)

Box Office:

Mercury Theatre
01206 573948

Boadicea battled the Romans. Nancy Astor fought in Parliament. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned for female suffrage. Jenni Murray, writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour tells the stories of visionaries and trailblazing women who pushed back boundaries. She shows how their compelling stories can inspire us again and lead the way for a new generation.

This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s Science, Radio and Invention Day in Chelmsford on Saturday 25 March.

@whjm  bbc.co.uk/womanshour


Jenni Murray has invited us to her feast of extraordinary women: queens, artists, writers, musicians, scientists and activists… As incomparable host, Jenni lets her guests display themselves lavishly, telling their own noble or quirky stories. Janet Todd, Professor Emerita, University of Aberdeen

A timely reminder that the personal is always political, in the past as well as the present… From Boadicea to the astronomer Caroline Herschel, after whom a crater on the moon is named, from computing pioneer Ada Lovelace and artist Gwen John … Jenni Murray chooses twenty-one women who changed the world, and tells their remarkable stories with her own extraordinary wit, passion and piercing insight.Helen Castor


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