Celebrate International Women's Day

Published on 1 March 17

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the University will be hosting a number of exciting and informative events across campus for you to enjoy. From 6 – 9 March there are lots of free activities for you to go along to and celebrate this special event.

To give you a taster of what you can expect for International Women’s Day, check out the Facebook event. You’ll find some great guest lectures and interactive seminars to delve deeper into important issues including gender matters in leadership and the gender gap issues.

The annual Pankhurst Lecture will return and once again honour one of our most distinguished alumna, celebrate the achievements that have been made in women’s rights and highlight the work still to be done. This year, Dame Margaret Hodge MP will deliver the Pankhurt Lecture and discuss the life of a woman in politics. 

Bring a bit of culture and history to your day by checking out the Enriqueta Rylands tour at the John Rylands Library, which is part of the Wonder Women Festival 2017. As part of this tour you’ll get to meet the mysterious founder of the John Rylands Library through a collection of letters and personal effects to tell her story.  

Over at the Martin Harris Centre, there will be a celebration of all aspects of female music making – including composing, performing and conducting. Musica will present a concert of works by female composers and showcase the premieres of newly composed student work – all performed by Manchester music students.

For more information on all of the International Women’s Day celebrations, click here.


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