What’s on?

The next dates for the Friends’ diaries are:

Wednesday 22 May, in-person and on Zoom at LSE Library’s Room 01 at 2.30 pm :

Dr Laura Lammasniemi, ‘Archiving women’s struggles with the law’.  Using TWL’s holdings of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene and of the National Vigilance Association, Dr Lammasniemi’s research focusses on the Police Court Rota records, and the trials of women who were accused of transmitting venereal disease during and after the First World War.

Zoom link: https://lse.zoom.us/j/8146548491?pwd=c0JnUEl1eEpqRDc1Y0V2UXdnVytGUT09&omn=82697939260

Meeting ID: 814 654 8491    Passcode: 893463

Wednesday 19 June, an outing to explore the career of the suffragist, reformer and local activist Amelia Scott (1860-1952) at the Amelia Scott Centre in Tunbridge Wells.

Wednesday 3 July, our AGM, with a celebration of the work of the late Dale Spender.

And beyond TWL (though closely related):

A new exhibition on ‘Women and the Church of England: 200 Years of Women’s Ministry and Agency’ at Lambeth Palace Library marks the 30th anniversary of the ordination of 1200 women to the priesthood in the Church of England, the 80th anniversary of the priesting of Florence Li Tim-Oi, and the 10th anniversary of the legislation passing which allows women to be consecrated as bishops in the Church of England.

The ordination of women within the Church of England, and across the Anglican Communion, was and remains a subject of impassioned debate. In the exhibition we have provided a small selection of material which gives a flavour of the debates, discussions, and concerns which surrounded the ordination of womenWe are pleased to be able to display a copy of the 1944 letter announcing Florence Li Tim-Oi’s ordination and explaining the situation which led to it. The exhibition also explores the broader context of women’s ministry in the Church in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Central to the narrative are the stories of some of those women whose steps led the way to women’s ministry within the Church of England, such as Angela Burdett-Coutts, Octavia Hill, Dame Betty Ridley, Elizabeth Ferard, Isabella Gilmore, Florence Li Tim-Oi, and the 32 women ordained as priests in Bristol on 12 March 1994.

Free Entry
9 April – 29 August 2024
9:30 – 17:00 Monday to Friday
Mezzanine gallery
Anteroom display until 21 June 2024
Saturday 4 May, 1 June, 6 July, 8 August 10:00 – 17:00