History Society’s celebrations for International Women’s Day

March 15, 2021

Monday 8 March marked International Women’s Day and this year’s theme was #choosetochallenge. GCSE history classes remembered the crucial role Russian women played in helping to topple the Tsar in 1917. History Society are celebrating a full Women’s History Month with a series of speakers, focusing exclusively on various aspects of ‘herstory’. Last week Catherine Ostler, author of The Duchess Countess about Elizabeth Chudleigh, address us on the ‘The Real Life Bridgerton: the marriage market at the court of George II’. In a beautifully illustrated talk peppered with anecdote, Catherine gave insight into the intricacies which governed women’s lives. We celebrated our return to school this week with a delightful talk from Kitty and Ava (VII) on two great medieval ‘queens’ – the Empress Matilda and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Students both in the classroom and remote attended, engendering good debate from UIV to VIII.

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