A free 12 week course considering the inequalities between women and men starts at the Council’s Learning Resource Centre at Hollingdean Depot next Saturday, 16th February. Focussing on local history, it will begin by exploring inequalities between women and men today and ask, has this always been the case? If they wish, participants will be able to undertake some research in areas that interest them using local history resources and archives. The course includes a history walk and a chance to learn about inspiring and notable women in Sussex.
The earlier age of industrial society, for example, can help us understand why women’s work has been evaluated as worth less than men’s. More importantly, as Sheila Rowbotham asserts, “if a woman’s role can be shown to be socially constructed within a specific historical context, rather than natural and universal, it can be challenged and open to change.”
When: Sat, 16th February 10:30pm to Sat, 4th May 1:00pm
Where: Council’s Learning Resource Centre at the City Clean Depot. Upper Hollingdean Road, Brighton. BN1 7GA
Ali Ghanimi Email: contact@