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A weekly History, Education and Society podcast
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This is the final episode in this current series, and we’re trying something a little different.You may have heard some of your favourite podcasts doing live shows. This episode is our attempt at that although we did it a bit back to front. We
Sonali Bhattacharyya is an award winning play write and screen writer. She is also one of the most prolific activists I have ever met, working with everyone from grassroots groups like Don’t Pay, organisers of the energy bill strike; to co-Chai
Resistance was in Ziggy Melamed’s DNA, as both her parents were highly political. So it was no surprise she joined the Socialist Workers’ Party as a teenager. But she was restless, frustrated with the organisation's hierarchical structures. The
In the depths the Winter of Discontent, as the Women’s Liberation movement was crumbling, Jane Conor and a group of idealistic young women brought Shocking Pink into the world; a feminist fanzine, with a neon glow, that would grab the attention
Ruth Gregory’s grandmother was a suffragette, and her parents early members of CND. In 1976 she would make her own mark on the world, as she joined the Rock Against Racism collective. Using music, the group would change the cultural landscape o
It was 1968 and Gill Scott was 13 years old. At home with her mum and dad in Stockport, she heard Enoch Powell’s infamous Rivers of Blood speech. Her parents were appalled, and to Gill he seemed like the devil himself. It will be a moment that
Bringing you a special episode this week from my new podcast - You Haven't Heard The Half Of It. Looking at the hidden half of history with my co-host, Simon Cole from Hackney Tours. If you enjoy the episode, why not subscribe to that too where
I’m sure most of you know about the suffragettes: Emmeline Pankhurst, and her daughter Cristabel; their organisation, the Women’s Social and Political Union; chaining themselves to railings; smashing windows; the forced feeding. You probably we
In 1970, Women’s Liberation activists targeted the Miss World contest, propelling the movement on to the global stage. Among them was Jo Robinson, originally from Blackpool, now living in East London. This is her story of that infamous night. Y
Zita grew up in South London, the child of an inter-racial relationship – dad was white and mum was black. Lessons in racial justice grew from watching and listening to her mother, whose passions and righteousness leaves you feeling a bit in aw
This is the third and final part of our series on the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. For this episode we’re focus ing on someone who wasn’t even there, yet was irrecoverably touch by it. A woman who 100% captures the spirit of the movement
It was 1983, and Shelia Freeman was about to be one of thousands of women to bring down the fences at the RAF Greenham Common.Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This is episode two in a three part series about the Greenham
It was March 1982, and Ellen was about to go down to the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp for the first time, to protest at the RAF base storing US cruise missiles. Ellen describes it as a vigil of thousands, although news reports called it a
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your g
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your g
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your g
This is Rebel Women for kids, a new podcast for … well kids. It's full of amazing stories of daring and adventure, and the best thing is that all these stories are completely true. And even though this is a podcast for you kids, we think your g
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the final instalment of our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.The 1960s w
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the final instalment of our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.The 1960s w
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the fourth in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.As the Second World W
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the fourth in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.As the Second World W
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the third in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.The outbreak of war in
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the third in our five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100 years, from the late 1880s to the 1970 Equal Pay Act.The outbreak of war in
Episode 6The battle for Equal Pay part 2: Women War Time Workers (1900-1918)Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the second in a five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100
Episode 6The battle for Equal Pay part 2: Women War Time Workers (1900-1918)Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the second in a five-part series about the battle for equal pay; a journey that spans nearly 100
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