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October 2018

Festival of Ideas: Radical Mill Road

Tuesday, October 9, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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Free

How did late 19th/early 20th century radical demands for social justice impact on Cambridge and Mill Road? Dr Deborah Thom introduces our theme with an overview of contemporary campaigns for social change; Mary Burgess will explore Women’s Suffrage in Cambridge and Mill Road; and Antony Carpen will tell us more about Cambridge women who brought about change: Florence Keynes, Eglantine Jebb and Clara Rackham. The Vote100 exhibition from the Cambridgeshire Collection will be on display. The event is at Ross…

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November 2018

Talk: The Outbreak of Peace, 1918-1919

Tuesday, November 13, 7:30 pm9:00 pm
Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street Community Centre, Ross Street
Cambridge, CB1 3UZ United Kingdom
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£3

On 11 November 1918, at 11am, guns stopped firing and peace broke out. Bells were rung, Cambridge rioted, and the war was over. But men did not return instantly; fighting continued in Russia, the Armistice was not, technically, a peace treaty, and many men would never return. Jo Costin will describe the end of the war and its immediate aftermath in Cambridge. The event takes place at Ross Street Community Centre. Doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at…

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