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Clara Rackham – Her Life and Achievements

Thursday 19th September 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

a talk by Prof Mary Joannou

Clara Rackham (1875 – 1966) was an English feminist and politician active in the women’s
suffrage movement, the Women’s Co-operative Guild, the peace movement, adult education, the family planning movement, and the labour movement. She was a pioneering magistrate, Poor Law Guardian, educator, anti-poverty campaigner and penal reformer in the city of Cambridge where she was a long-serving city and county councillor.

Clara had a lifelong commitment to adult literacy including strong support for public libraries, village colleges and as a tutor for the Workers’ Educational Association. She first came to national prominence through her leading role in the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies and later became a significant national figure in the labour movement, acquiring a formidable national reputation for her expertise on factory conditions, workers’ rights, equal pay, and national insurance.

7.30pm Thursday 19th September 2019


Space is limited and these talks are ticketed. Please apply to Eventbrite at:
friendsofmiltonroadlibrary.eventbrite.com or by leaving us a note at the library.

Tickets are free to current members of the Friends of Milton Road Library and £3
per person to non-members (payable on the door).
c/o Milton Road Library, Ascham Road, Cambridge CB4 2BD


Thursday 19th September 2019
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Milton Road Library
Ascham Rd
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