At the time of writing, TWL Reading Room remains closed, and LSE Library is closely following government guidelines. It is likely that we will still see a phased return to opening and priority may still be given to LSE researchers during the summer. Provided the government roadmap remains on track, please check back in mid-July for further updates.
Thanks to Covid-19, we do not know when any gatherings will be allowed to take place at LSE. We were obliged to cancel much of our planned programme of talks in 2020, and since then have been ‘broadcasting’ talks on Zoom, which are generously hosted by LSE.
Full details, with Zoom login instructions, are circulated nearer the date, to Friends and to a wider public via the Women’s History Network, the Women’s History Seminar of the Institute of Historical Research, and the Events page of the Royal Historical Society.
We look forward to ‘meeting’ as many of you as possible on these occasions!
Dates for the academic year 2021-22:
Weds 23 September at 2.30 pm, Gillian Murphy, LSE Library’s Curator for Equality, Rights and Citizenship, will guide us through the expanding range of TWL’s digitised resources. Even if restrictions on in-person visits to the Reading Room have been abandoned by that date, these resources will be invaluable to many of us unable to visit central London on a regular basis.
Weds 27 October at 2.30 pm, Annette Lawson OBE, a member of the Friends, will speak on her recent experience of working within the UN Commission on the Status of Women, and with the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations.
Weds 17 November at 2.30 pm, Dr Mary Joannou will speak on her forthcoming publication, a biography of the suffragist and social activist Clara Rackham.
Weds 15 December at 2.30 pm, Dr James Keating of the University of New South Wales will speak on his recent book on Australian suffragism.