The Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action

The Festival of Feminist Ideas and Action is back for a second year! Members of the Social Sciences Department, with others in the Gender and Society Research Hub (GSRH), are hosting the Festival to mark International Women’s Day, 2016. All the topics FFIA2016-events-posterONLINE FINALwe wanted to cover couldn’t be squeezed into a single day so the Festival encompasses 8 events – discussions, a walking tour, a pop-up reading group, films – held at venues in Newcastle upon Tyne, from 6 March to 29 April. The Festival is aimed at public audiences interested in feminism and activism and includes sessions on, for example: the history of the suffrage movement; feminist magazines; activism and social media; feminism and crime writing; lesbians’ contributions to the feminist movement. These sessions reflect the research of members of the GSRH as well as contentious debates in contemporary feminism..

For the full programme of events, see

To book a place:

Dr Ruth Lewis, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Sociology