Women & Power: The Lessons of the 20th Century

18/11/2015, 18:30 - 19:30


It has been almost 100 years since the first steps towards women’s suffrage. Yet, the role of women in political and social life is perhaps now more contested than ever. In the lecture, Professor Greer looked back on the lessons of the twentieth century to explain why this is the case and what is to be done.

Professor Germaine Greer is widely considered one of the most influential commentators on twenty-first-century life. She is a prolific writer and broadcaster and speaks on a range of topics from biodiversity to Shakespeare. She is the author of many books, including The Female Eunuch (1970), The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (1991), Shakespeare’s Wife (2007) and White Beech: The Rainforest Years (2013).

In memory of the late Professor Hadyn Ellis (1945-2006), the Hadyn Ellis Distinguished Lecture Series brings speakers of international distinction to Cardiff University to deliver prestigious public lectures. Previous speakers in the series include Mary Robinson, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir David Attenborough, and Shami Chakrabarti.


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