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Monday 18th November 2019

1305th   Luncheon

Dr Helen Pankhurst CBE



"Deeds not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, then and now"



Luncheon sponsored by a member

Helen Pankhurst will be leading a participatory and wide-ranging discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes since the right to a parliamentary vote was first granted to some women in the UK in 1918. The session will be informed by findings from her book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.


Helen Pankhurst Bio

Helen Pankhurst CBE is an author, a women’s rights activist and an international development practitioner.

Helen studied at Sussex University, Vassar College, New York, and Edinburgh University and has an honorary degree from Edge Hill University. She was a Visiting Professor/Senior Fellow at LSE, is a Visiting Professor at MMU and the First Chancellor of the University of Suffolk.

Helen is a Senior Advisor for CARE International, based in the UK and in Ethiopia. She previously worked for other international development charities including WaterAid, Womankind Worldwide and ACORD. She is currently a Trustee of ActionAid and, in 2019, one of the judges of the Orwell Prize for Political writing.

The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement, Helen carries on the legacy. This has included undertaking re-enactment work for current-day awareness-raising including at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics, the 2015 film Suffragette, leading CARE International’s annual #March4Women event ahead of International Women’s Day in London launching the Centenary Action Group and the Greater Manchester initiative GM4Women2028. She has worked with the composer Lucy Pankhurst, on the lyrics of the Emmeline Anthem commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and in 2018 published the book: Deeds Not Words, the Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.


Closing date for applications for this luncheon is Friday 8th November 2019





Supreme of Chicken,

.Parmentier Potatoes, Fennel, Leek & Parsley, Fresh Tomato Sauce.


Pan Fried Cod, Warm Tartare Sauce, Crispy New potatoes and Fine Beans.

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Vegetarian   .Aubergine & Mushroom Moussaka, Crushed Walnut & Breadcrumb Topping.  Vegetarian



.Treacle Sponge Pudding and Custard.


.Dark Chocolate tart, Passion Fruit Sauce & Fresh Strawberry..


Fresh Fruit Salad

or Ice Cream


Coffee or Tea