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4th June, 2013

Emily Wilding Davison: Centenary events

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4th June, 2013
11am - 1pm
Free, all welcome

On Tuesday 4 June, to commemorate 100 years since the death of Suffragette and Royal Holloway English Literature alumna, Emily Wilding Davison, famous for throwing herself under King George V’s racehorse at the 1913 Epsom Derby, we are holding an afternoon of events here on campus.

Workshop: Make a Suffragist rosette, 11am -12pm Picture Gallery 

With Judith Hawley and Sarah-Jane Duval-Hall from the Department of English. Refreshments, materials and skills provided!

Pop-up seminar, 12-1pm Main Lecture Theatre, Founder’s Building

A varied programme of talks, readings, performances and songs, from the era or written for the occasion, by students and staff at Royal Holloway, including talks and new creative writing (Susanna Jones, Jo Shapcott) from the Department of English, rehearsed readings and performances from the Department of Drama, contributions from our Public History MA students and songs from the Music Departments. Chaired and introduced by Professor Anne Varty, Head of the Department of English.

Read more about Emily Wilding Davison.

Don’t miss our free staging of a new play by Ros Connelly – Emily Wilding Davison: the one who threw herself under a horse, on 14 June. Find out more.

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