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  • Date and time: Friday 25 March 2022, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Room BS/005 (Bowland Auditorium) , Berrick Saul Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

International Women's Month event

In celebration of International Women's Month we will be joined by Nan Sloane as she discusses her new book Uncontrollable Women.

Uncontrollable Women details the history of the radical, reformist and revolutionary women between the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789 and the passing of the Great Reform Act in 1832. 

Nan Sloane brings to light the stories from the women who were supposed to leave politics to men but instead they spoke, wrote, marched, organised, asked questions, challenged power structures, sometimes went to prison and even died.

History has not usually been kind to them, and they have frequently been pushed into asides or footnotes, dismissed as secondary, or spoken over, for, or through by men and sometimes other women. 

These women and many others played a part in developing political ideas and freedoms as we know them today, and some fought battles which still remain to be won or raised questions that are still unresolved. These are their stories.

This talk will be followed by a book-signing. 

Nan Sloane

Nan Sloane is an author, speaker and trainer with an interest in the role of women in the public space, particularly in politics and the Labour Party. Her previous books include The Women In the Room: Labour’s Forgotten History (2018), In Our Own Words: A Dictionary of Women's Political Quotations (2016), and A Great Act of Justice: The Flapper Election and After (2009).

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Hearing loop