Theme: Of Women

One hundred years on from the campaign for women’s suffrage, we introduce some inspiring women and discuss the road to equality.

What's on

Sun
17
Jun

Rise Up Women! The remarkable lives of the suffragettes

One hundred years on from the campaign for women's suffrage, author Diane Atkinson celebrates the lives of the women who answered the call to 'Rise Up'

Sun
17
Jun

Knowing the Score: My family and our tennis story

As mother to tennis champions Jamie and Andy Murray, Scottish National Coach, coach of the Fed Cup, and general all-round can-do woman of wonder, Judy Murray is the ultimate role model for believing in yourself and being ambitious. As a parent, coach and leader, she is an inspiration who has revolutionised British tennis.

Sat
16
Jun

Space. Planets. Stars.

Brought to you by irlYork, Space. Planets. Stars. will take you on a journey of discovery, as it tests the strength and potential of humankind. While the USA and Russia were head to head in a race to reach space, Britain was on the brink of its own discoveries. A group of scientists, from Britain and India, put their heads together in what becomes a race for the creation of new life. But how far would you go to reach your full potential?

Sat
16
Jun

Four Mums in a Boat

Join us to hear the incredible true story of four ordinary working mums from Yorkshire who took on an extraordinary challenge and broke a world record along the way. Brought together by their love of rowing, Janette Benaddi, Frances Davies, Helen Butters and Niki Doeg decided to do something that few people have ever succeeded in doing - crossing 3,000 miles of treacherous ocean in the toughest row in the world, The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Fri
15
Jun

Space. Planets. Stars.

Brought to you by irlYork, Space. Planets. Stars. will take you on a journey of discovery, as it tests the strength and potential of humankind. While the USA and Russia were head to head in a race to reach space, Britain was on the brink of its own discoveries. A group of scientists, from Britain and India, put their heads together in what becomes a race for the creation of new life. But how far would you go to reach your full potential?

Thu
14
Jun

Space. Planets. Stars.

Brought to you by irlYork, Space. Planets. Stars. will take you on a journey of discovery, as it tests the strength and potential of humankind. While the USA and Russia were head to head in a race to reach space, Britain was on the brink of its own discoveries. A group of scientists, from Britain and India, put their heads together in what becomes a race for the creation of new life. But how far would you go to reach your full potential?

Wed
13
Jun

Space. Planets. Stars.

Brought to you by irlYork, Space. Planets. Stars. will take you on a journey of discovery, as it tests the strength and potential of humankind. While the USA and Russia were head to head in a race to reach space, Britain was on the brink of its own discoveries. A group of scientists, from Britain and India, put their heads together in what becomes a race for the creation of new life. But how far would you go to reach your full potential?

Wed
13
Jun

What Works for Women at Work: Four patterns working women need to know

Join us for a dynamic talk by author Joan C. Williams and learn about the challenges women and diverse employees face in today’s workplace and the data-driven strategies that will help them succeed.

Tue
12
Jun

A World without Violence against Women - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event is cancelled. Apologies for any disappointment.

Mon
11
Jun

Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits

For centuries, women’s self-portraiture was a highly overlooked genre. Beginning with the self-portraits of nuns in medieval illuminated manuscripts, Frances Borzello finally gives this richly diverse range of artists and portraits, spanning centuries, the critical analysis they deserve.

Mon
11
Jun

Living the Life More Fabulous: Beauty, style and empowerment for older women

Online beauty guru Tricia Cusden offers advice on feeling stylish and happy, encouraging older women to live their lives to the full.

Sat
9
Jun

HERSTORY.YORK: Making invisible women visible

Learn about an ambitious work in progress which aims to tell the untold (or not sufficiently told) stories of 100 women – ‘change makers’ – who were active in York between 1918 and 2018. These ‘invisible’ women inspired others, challenged the status quo and changed society for the better.

Fri
8
Jun

Of Women: In the 21st century

Join leading human rights campaigner and Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti for a powerful, urgent and timely discussion of why women still need equality, and how we get there.

Thu
7
Jun

The Self-care Project: How to let go of frazzle and make time for you

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to cancel this event

Wed
6
Jun

Listening to the Commons: 200 years of women in Parliament

Did you know women had a ‘presence’ in Parliament before 1918? Join us and learn how the Listening to the Commons project is recovering the soundscape of debate experienced by women gathering around a ventilator in the House of Commons ceiling c.1800 to 1834.

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