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The Sue Innes Memorial Lecture

Women's History Scotland holds an annual Sue Innes Memorial Lecture, and this year Dr Lesley Orr has been invited to be the speaker.

It will be co-hosted by the Centre for Theology and Public Issues and held in the Martin Hall, New College, on Thursday 19th October, chaired by Kath Davies, and followed by a wine reception in the Rainy Hall. Sue was a pioneering journalist, historian of women and gender in Scotland, and feminist activist. She died in 2005. Lesley Orr knew and worked with Sue, who was co-editor of the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (2005: Edinburgh University Press). Lesley's lecture, entitled '“To Build the New Jerusalem” Women’s claims to equal citizenship in Scottish church and nation, c.1918 - 1945', takes a central theme of Sue's own doctoral thesis - the meaning of citizenship to newly enfranchised women in Scotland - as its starting point.

All are welcome to this free public event, but please register, using the Eventbrite link below.