Event Schedule 2018

Here is a list of events for our Suffrage Season. Each listing links to a page for the event where you can find more details (not all have pages yet, but as soon as they are ready, the links will be added to the entries). : 7th June – Dionysia Festival: Ancient Greek Comedy and…

Welcome

This year, The Rumble Museum at Cheney is running a variety of projects, exhibitions, talks and workshops to explore the story of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and beyond. There will be a variety of pop-up exhibitions and events throughout the year, starting with Year Eight students creating an alternative guide to the Weston Library’s…

Women’s Suffrage Mural

As part of our season of Suffrage-themed events and exhibitions, we have been working with artist Soham De to create a new artefact trail mural on site at Cheney School where the Rumble Museum is based. We asked Soham to design a mural based around six famous photographs of the suffrage movement. Two of these…

Women and Democracy in Ancient Athens: Talk by Dr Carol Atack

We were very privileged that Dr Carol Atack from the University Oxford’s St Hugh’s College came to visit the classics centre today to talk about democracy, gender and theatre in Ancient Athens. Year Eight Latin students are preparing Ancient Greek comedies for their own Women’s Suffrage-themed “Dionysia Festival” on Thursday, so this talk was the…

Suffragette: Film viewing with introductory talk by Helen Pankhurst

On Tuesday 4th December, we will be hosting a community viewing of the award-winning 2015 Film Suffragette, directed by Sarah Gavron. We are delighted to welcome Helen Pankhurst to give an introductory talk and book-signing before the film. Helen is an international development and women’s rights activist and writer, and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and…

Women’s Suffrage and Ancient Athens: Talk by Dr Carol Atack

We are delighted that Dr Carol Atack, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford’s Classics Faculty, is delivering the following community talk: Women’s Suffrage and Ancient Athens Friday 6th July, 6 – 7pm at the Iris Classics Centre at Cheney School Who gets to take part in politics? Political reformers in modern democracies, including those…

TORCH Boards Project

This week, Year Twelve History students produced responses to archive material in the Oxford Journal about local suffragists and suffragettes. This is part of a project co-ordinated by the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH) to make six large public display boards about local suffrage stories. Thee boards will be displayed outside in prominent…

Banner-making Project

We are delighted to be working with textiles artist Anne Griffiths on a six week project which will enable students from Cheney to design and make their own banners in the style of banners made as part of the Suffrage Movement. Students will learn how to dye fabric, cut printing blocks, print, stitch and assemble…

Celebration Day: 14th December

We are delighted to be holding a day of celebration on Friday 14th December to commemorate the first time women were able to vote in a British general election. The day involves a mix of talks, stalls, exhibitions and storytelling. The morning talks are able to booked by any age (aimed at 15+), and the…

Greek Comedy Project with a Suffrage twist!

Our third annual Dionysia Festival took place on 7 June at Corpus Christi¬† College’s beautiful Auditorium. Year Eight Classics students performed plays written by the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, who lived and wrote in Athens in the fifth century BC. They picked their favourite scenes from four of his plays, Frogs, Birds, Peace and…

Suffrage Corridor: Arrests

Two of the exhibition boards in our Suffrage Corridor (the History corridor in the Lane Building of Cheney) feature images and replica prison letters from Women’s Suffrage activists who were arrested in their battle for equal voting rights. Thousands of women and hundreds of men were arrested, some multiple times, in the early twentieth century….

Suffrage Corridor: Anti-Suffrage Movement

Two of the exhibition boards in our Suffrage Corridor (the History corridor in the Lane Building of Cheney) feature some of the propaganda postcards and posters produced by the Anti-Suffrage movement. In 1908 the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League was founded, and over the next ten years it opened more than one hundred branches. It was…

Suffrage Book Slam

On Tuesday 3rd July we are delighted to be holding a Suffrage Book Slam! At this day long event, held at the Weston Library, Year Ten students will have the opportunity to hear a talk by Linda Newbery, author of Polly’s March and Until We Win. They will then be able to develop their own…