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Rebel Women

A weekly History, Education and Society podcast
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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 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
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
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers.This episode is the first in a 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.Much of this battle has
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. This episode brings you an audio guided tour of Walthamstow's radical past. The tour was originally intended to be delivered in association with JoyRiders, an organisation which empowers w
Hackney Rebels Audio Walking Tour Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. In a change from our usual format, this week Esther Freeman is joined by Simon Cole from Hackney Tours for an audio tour of Hackney in London's East End.
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. Today's episode features the formation of the Gay Liberation Front, which was inspired by the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York. Although the GLF was dominated by men, there were women invo
Rebel Women is a podcast about history's troublemakers. These women chained themselves to railings, poured ink in postboxes and sometimes worse. One woman even followed Churchill on his public speaking tour, ringing a bell every time he tried t
Rebel Women is a podcast about the history of troublemakers in East London. This corner of Britain's capital has seen multiple waves of migration, poverty and persecution. Sometimes feared, always looked down upon, the residents have struggled.
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