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January 2020

Going it alone: the new breed of writer / independent publisher

Wednesday 29 January @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom
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Author Sue Grossey tells us what it is really like to be your own researcher, writer, designer, editor, publisher and marketing department. About this Event Today’s authors no longer have to wait for a publisher to discover them – we can do it ourselves. But what is it really like to be your own researcher, writer, designer, editor, publisher and marketing department? Susan Grossey has published more than thirty books – many in her professional field of anti-money laundering plus…

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February 2020

Learn 5asideCHESS

Saturday 1 February @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom

Join for this FREE drop-in event suitable for all ages and levels of experience. Come and learn how to play5asideCHESS (a shorter version of the classic game) and have fun playing others! Parents/carers please stay with your children. Organised by the Cambridge Library service and promoted by The Friends of Milton Road Library.

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A club of their own: Cambridge University women’s societies & associations

Wednesday 12 February @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom
Kathleen Lyttelton

Dr Ann Kennedy Smith is an author and biographer will be giving a talk on Cambridge University women's societies & associations 1883-1914. About this Event Cambridge 1883 -1914 saw several influential women-led groups springing up, begun by the University's first academic wives. These included the philanthropic Cambridge Association for the Care of Girls (1883); the Cambridge Women's Suffrage Association (1884); the Cambridge Ladies' Discussion Society (1886) and the exclusive Ladies' Dining Society (1890) with just twelve members. Come and find…

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March 2020

Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton: The Liberator of the Slaves

Tuesday 10 March @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Milton Road Library, Ascham Rd
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB4 2BD United Kingdom

Speaker: Anne L Forbes Most people think it was William Wilberforce who was the liberator of the slaves, but in fact that was just the slave trade which was abolished in the British parliament in 1833. Slaves continued to be slaves and their children were born into slavery. Wilberforce was old and sick and asked Buxton to take on the struggle to get parliament to emancipate the slaves and a struggle it was, because of vested interests. It took twenty-six…

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