‘The Women and Girls of Crewe, the North of England and Beyond, 1830 to 2016’
Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, Wednesday 7th December 2016
Funded by Crewe Town Council and ManMetUni
Arrivals: Follow the signs on campus to Room 0.8 (Ground Floor) in Delaney building. If you’re lost call in at the reception building at the main entrance.
9.00 – 9.25 am Registration in Delaney Building Room 0.08: sign in, collect your name badge and conference pack/goody bag. Free refreshments.
9.25 am Opening Words Conference organisers Kirsty Bunting and Orlagh McCabe invite Christine Horrocks, Pro-Vice-Chancellor MMU Cheshire, to open the conference.
9.30 – 10.20 am Keynote Address: Dr Kate Cook: “Living up to Sylvia Pankhurst: Feminism, Activism and Academia” in Delaney Lecture Theatre introduced by Orlagh McCabe
10.25 – 11.35 am Parallel Panels A (DLT) OR B (D 0.8)
PANEL A – Activism/Manifesto/Change, in DLT
chaired by Rebekah Donovan
Jenna Ashton: “DWAN: Northern Women: A Manifesto for Feminist Archiving”.
Jo Somerset: “Beyond the Boundaries: feminist influence in council housing estates in the 1980s: A Northern English Case Study”.
Kirsty Bunting and Orlagh McCabe: introducing the ‘Local Youth Engagement Project’
PANEL B – ‘Herstories’: Twentieth Century Women in Crewe and Beyond, in D 0.8
Eleanor Byrne: “Burning Down the House: Re-visiting Edith Rigby’s incendiary act in Bolton, 1913”
Alex Hughes-Johnson: “The Daily Life of Wimbledon Women and the Impact of Changing Levels of Militancy”.
Peter Kent: “Labour History and Crewe: A Personal Insight”.
11.40 -12.30 Activity Options:
Option I: ‘A woman’s place is in the home’: Suffragette Postcards Creative Writing Workshop with Joanne Selley and Angi Holden (which may run until 12.50, D 0.9)
Option II: ‘I am a work of art’ – Representing Self, Identity and Worth in Young People with Bethan Taylor and Lisa Oakley (D 0.8)
12.30 – 1.30 pm Free BUFFET LUNCH including vegetarian and gluten free options served in the Student Zone with a chance to play ‘Pank-a-squith’ suffragette game from 1909
1.30 – 2.20 pm Special Guest Jill Liddington: “A week full of ‘crowded hours of glorious life’: Ada Nield Chew, Crewe factory girl and suffrage organizer” in DLT
introduced by Kirsty Bunting
2.20 – 3.10 pm Special Guest Alison Ronan: “The Women’s Peace Crusade” DLT
introduced by Kirsty Bunting
3.10 – 3.30 Free Refreshments in both D 0.8 and D 0.9
3.30 – 4.40 pm Parallel Panels C (DLT) OR D (D 0.9) OR E (D 0.8)
PANEL C – Nineteenth Century Women and Girls of the Press and the Stage, DLT chaired by Emma Liggins
Beth Rodgers: “’As I breathe I hope’: Victorian Girls’ Magazines and the Aspirational Girl Journalist”
Jayne Shacklady: “Conservative Feminism and Flora Klickmann: a Role Model for the Masses”.
Claire Robinson: “The Life and Death of the Pantomime Child”.
PANEL D – Here, Now and Looking to the Future, D 0.9
chaired by Kirsty Bunting
Katie Nuttall: “The progression of women in football”
Kate Blakemore: “The ‘Mums the Word’ Project.
Lydia Greatrix: Eleven year old Lydia, notes to myself.
PANEL E – Views from the heart of the community, D 0.8
chaired by Orlagh McCabe
Hannah Marr: Crewe Town Council Community Engagement Officer
Councillor Pam Minshall: ‘Women’s Voices from a Man’s World: from rural Coppenhall to industrial Crewe: a look at the roles of women and attitudes towards them in this changing society’
Councillor Marilyn Houston, Mayor of Crewe: “Back to my (grass) roots”
4.40 – 5.05 pm, Shelley Piasecka: “Counter Narratives: An examination of the use of drama as a preventative strategy to tackle youth extremism and to counter radicalisation” in DLT introduced by Orlagh McCabe
5.05 – 5.15 pm Conference closing words, DLT
Delegates have the option to leave campus for dinner. Information about local restaurants nearby has been provided separately.
7.00 – 8.45 pm Evening Wine Reception with ‘Old Crewe on Film’ Delaney Lecture Theatre
Join the conference organisers for Christmas fizz, mulled wine or soft drinks, festive nibbles and music from ‘MMUsical Theatre’ Group.
7.00 pm Arrivals: Register at Delaney 0. 08 (ground floor), help yourself to a drink. Take the opportunity to mingle and see the ‘Local Youth Engagement Project’ School Partners Exhibition (in D 0. 08). Music by MMUsical Society in DLT.
7.15 – 7.30: Margaret Spate: “World War I: Crewe Commemorative Quilt Project” (Talk and Display) in DLT
7.30 – 7.40pm: “Mitchell & Kenyon 1907 black and white silent film of the Crewe Hospital Procession and Pageant” in DLT
7.40 – 8.00 pm: “Ada Nield: Crewe Factory Girl Short Film starring Emmie Alderson, MMU Contemporary Arts Graduate”.
Music, Drinks and Socialising until 8.45pm.
Close of Day.