International Women's Day lecture

Event Date March 8, 2013 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Location – Zen Room, ATRiuM campus

As part of the annual celebrations to mark International Women’s Day and to commemorate Ursula Masson, founder of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales, Professor Karen Hunt will be delivering the 2013 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture entitled ‘Only Connect’: Women’s Politics and the Everyday Between the Wars held on 8th March at the University’s ATRiuM campus.

Dr Ursula Masson (1945-2008) was a much loved and highly esteemed historian at Glamorgan. She was founding co-director of the Centre for Gender Studies in Wales with Professor Jane Aaron, and was instrumental in founding Archif Menywod Cymru/Welsh Women’s Archive and its Roadshows.

This year’s lecture will be presented by Professor Karen Hunt, Professor of Modern British History at Keele University. Professor Hunt has published widely on the gendering of politics, including Equivocal Feminists: the Social Democratic Federation and the Woman Question (1996), based on her prize-winning PhD, and Socialist Women: Britain 1880s to 1920s (2002), with June Hannam. Her most recent work is on women’s activism around the politics of food in First World War Britain, on political tourism and on transnational networks of radicals across the British Empire.

Over many years she has worked to promote women’s history: locally through Manchester Women’s History Group; nationally through the Women’s History Network; and internationally as a board member of the International Federation for Research in Women’s History.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm. Places are limited for this popular lecture. Please RSVP to Dr Huw Jones by 4th March 2013 by telephone on 01443 668 524 or email at

The Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture series is organised with the support of Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales and New Law Solicitors.

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