Exciting International Women’s Day Update!

We have a lovely surprise for those of you booked to attend our International Women’s Day Afternoon Tea at the Penventon Hotel on Wednesday 8 March.

Our guest speaker, Dr Lesley Trotter, has been working on a book and we weren’t sure whether it would be printed by Wednesday, but Lesley has just told us it is printed and she will have copies with her on the day!

The book is titled Cornwall Herstory. On the back cover of the book, Dr Garry Tregidga, Co-Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies says:

The role of women is a vital but relatively neglected aspect of Cornish Studies. In a wide variety of topics there has been a tendency for women to remain invisible. But as Lesley Trotter points out in the introduction, “Without genuine inclusion of women there is a void in our knowledge … and voids get filled with ideas and assumptions that can distort out understanding of the past.” This impressive publication brings together work from a variety of researchers who uncover the stories of women in relation to areas such as maritime communities, banking, eighteenth century politics, literature, the First World War, landed estates and song.

The book retails for £11, but Lesley has kindly agreed to offer WI members a special price of £10 on this occasion. She will only be able to accept cash, so please bring some money if you’d like to purchase a book. Lesley will also be on hand to sign copies of the book after the tea.

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday!


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