An Evening with Jane Robinson

Submitted by Thame Museum on May 12, 2023 - 11:54

Venue, Timing and Cost

The Players Theatre Thame OX9 2DP
Monday, 22 May 2023
The story of the Great Pilgrimage 1913 and Thame's part in it

1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote.

Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them.

This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever.... So join us in the Players theatre to hear renowned social historian Jane Robinson unfold the story of this little known aspect of our social history.

At the end of the talk , Jane will be signing her book on which this talk is based.

The talk is in conjunction with Thame Museum's latest exhibition on Thame's Unsung Heroines - events

Tickets £12 available from the Museum's online shop - shop

The talk is live at the theatre but also available via Live-Stream for those unable to attend in person, and will be available up to 2 weeks after the date.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

address: Players Theatre, Nelson Street, Thame, OX9 2DP

Further information can be found on the museum website : event
or email:
tel: 01844212801, during opening hours, Wed.Fri.Sat.10am-4pm; Sun.1pm-4pm

tickets available at shop - price £12.00

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