Dr Cathy Hunt, The History of Women in Coventry 1850 – 1950


Dr Cathy Hunt will talk about women who lived in Coventry between 1850 and 1950. This was a century of great change but on a day to day basis, progress was not always apparent to those struggling to keep their heads above water, to those desperate to protect their children from the harshness of poverty or to those working towards equality in all aspects of life. Using research from her new book, A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry, Dr Hunt focuses on the often neglected details of women’s daily lives, of triumphs and tragedies, changes and continuities, loves and losses. She examines what it was like for women to grow up in Coventry, to go to its schools, to work in its offices, shops and factories. She also explores women’s experiences of getting married, setting up home and raising children, how women spent their scarce and precious leisure time and what they sought to do in order to improve life for all.

Dr Hunt will be selling and signing copies of “A History of Women’s Lives in Coventry” at the meeting.

Coventry Society meetings are free but we ask non members for a donation of £2 towards refreshments and room hire.

The Meeting is on Monday 12th November 2018 at 7.30 p.m. at the Shopfront Theatre, City Arcade.

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