Leonora Cohen 1873-1978
A woman ahead of her time – with Michael Meadowcroft – ONLINE ONLY
Please note that this event is now to be online only. All who have booked to attend will be sent the Zoom link.
The Maurice Keyworth Building is on the Western Campus, Clarendon Rd – the former Leeds Grammar School site. Pedestrian entrance on the SOUTH side.
Leonara Cohen, born on 15 June 1873, is well known as a Leeds suffragette who carried out an audacious act of protest. But she was much more than that. The daughter of a Leeds sculptor, she broke with tradition by marrying a Jewish Liberal but became a Labour city council candidate and was one of the city’s first women magistrates.
On the day that marks 150 years since Leonora’s birth, Michael’s talk will include his experience of meeting this remarkable woman when she was over 100 years old.
Recording of the talk: https://youtu.be/9DemsyhbkM8
Michael Meadowcroft, journalist and author specialising in British politics, is also honorary secretary of the Phil & Lit.
This event chimes with the Leeds2023 theme Radical Acts and Radical Change.
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