Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

A History of Britain in 21 Women

Jenni Murray and Helen Lewis

‘The power of women to change society against all odds is the thread that connects all of Murray’s 21. It is a personal choice, fascinating for what it reveals incidentally about her own passion to learn and not to conform…’ Daily Telegraph

From Boadicea to Thatcher, Jenni Murray’s book A History of Britain in 21 Women tells the stories of women who refused to succumb to the accepted laws of society, who pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. One of the country’s most distinguished broadcasters, Jenni is joined by writer, commentator and deputy editor of the New Statesman Helen Lewis to discuss her book and how these women’s lives might inspire a new generation. 

Books & Debate
Sun 21 May, 7.30pm


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