Protest and Power: Women in Hyde Park

CODE: EXP-03-011-13-11/03/2021-17:30 > OUT OF STOCK IN STOCK

11th March 2021

17:30 - 18:30

Celebrate Women's History Month by joining our Community Learning Officer, Laura McMahon for an online talk to discover the hidden stories of women through the centuries in Hyde Park. From queens to pickpockets, petticoat duelists to protesters, this historical talk will explore the hidden stories of women in Hyde Park from its inception to today.

Learn about:

•  Tyburn tree, the site of public execution at Marble Arch and the story of the infamous pick pocket Jenny Diver, made famous in the song mac the knife. 

•  The largest public gathering that took place in Hyde Park for Women's Sunday. As the suffragettes marched through London, demanding the vote. 

•  First Women's Police Service during WW1 and how they were originally set up to protect the virtue of young women in Hyde Park.

•  Amazing legacy of Queen Caroline, from inoculation to science to The Serpentine we see today.

•  Woman who helped during the war from food growing to creating camouflage in the camouflage school in Buck Hill, Kensington Gardens

This is an online event, you will receive joining instructions when you purchase your ticket.

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