HALH Annual Symposium: 'Women in Hertfordshire'

Saturday 11 November 2017 at the British Schools Museum, Hitchin

By John Cox

The Hertfordshire Association for Local History's 38th Annual Symposium will be held in Hitchin on Saturday 11 November 2017. Several members of the Society will be speaking at the event, including Jane Kelsall, Elizabeth Eastwood and members of the Home Front Group.

9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome and introduction to the symposium

10.10 Christina of Markyate, c.1096–c.1055/60 - Jane Kelsall

10.50 Two Colourful Seventeenth-Century Women: Lady Eleanor Davies and Lady Anne Fanshawe - Alan Thomson

11.30 COFFEE

11.50 The Battle for Female Suffrage: Mary Augusta Ward and Lady Constance Georgina Bulwer-Lytton - Elizabeth Eastwood

12.30 Village Music: The Chiltern West Gallery Quire will perform a selection of Militia marches and dance tunes from the time of Jane Austen (1750–1840)

1.00 LUNCH – An opportunity to explore the displays and classrooms in the Museum or visit St Mary’s Parish Church

2.30 Pioneering Women of Girton College - Val Campion

3.10 Three Forgotten St Albans Heroines of World War I: Introduction (Maggy Douglas); Lady Grimston (Patricia Broad); Silvia Glossop (Sheila Green) and Edith Garrett (Anne Wares)

3.50 Dolly Shepherd, Balloon Queen and Car Mechanic at the Front in France during World War I (Jackie Lawn and Philip Sheail)

4.00 Summing up and thanks

4.30 Depart


  • Tickets £12 for members of HALH; £15 for non-members.
  • A simple cold lunch will be available for those who have booked in advance at a cost of £10.00. A vegetarian option will be available. Or bring a packed lunch.
  • For further details such as parking arrangements please see this form.

 HALH Symposium programme and details (387k)

To book tickets please download and complete this form.

 HALH Symposium booking form (201k)

If you have any questions concerning the event please email Ruth Jeavons at ruth.jeavons@ntlworld.com

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