Monday, 11 January 2016

Eleanor Rathbone (1872 - 1946) - British campaigner for women's rights

Eleanor was born in Liverpool and was a member of the famous Rathbone family.   During the First World War Eleanor worked tirelessly to support the wives and families
of servicemen.  She also set up a women's group which still meets today.

Susan Cohen will be giving a free talk about the life and work of Liverpool’s unsung heroine Eleanor Rathbone at St. George’s Hall in Liverpool – opposite Lime Street Station on Thursday, 14th January 2016 at 5 pm.   Entre free.

From early January until March 2016 there will be an exhibition about the life and work of Liverpool’s Eleanor Rathbone at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EW entitled ‘The Making of Women The Life and Campaigns of Eleanor Rathbone’.

And an exhibition about the life and work of Eleanor Rathbone will also run at the University of Liverpool Library from 8th January until 11th April 2016 

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