Year Eight: Exhibition Guide

Over the last couple of months a group of Year Eights have been working with curators and outreach officers from the Bodleian Library to create their own Alternative Guide to the Bodleian’s Sappho to Suffrage Exhibition. Below you can see an electronic version of their booklet. If you visit the exhibition between now and February…

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…

From Sappho to Suffrage: Exhibition Project

This term, we are delighted to be involving Year Eight History students in the Weston Library’s forthcoming “From Sappho to Suffrage: Women Who Dared” Exhibition. Twenty seven Year Eight students, who have already been experiencing artefact handling and museum learning through the Rumble Museum here at Cheney, have the exciting opportunity to work with Rosie…

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!

Every year, Year Eight Classics groups at the Iris Classics Centre at Cheney put on their very own Dionysia Festival at Corpus Christi College. They are introduced to the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, who lived and wrote in Athens in the fifth century BC, and to 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 in Cheney School’s 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…

TORCH Public Exhibition Boards Project

This week, we took Year Twelve History students to see the fascinating “Sappho to Suffrage: Women Who Dared” Exhibition, which has recently opened at the Weston Library. The Rumble Museum at Cheney is organising a whole range of suffrage-themed events to celebrate 100 years since women received the vote, and we are very fortunate to…

Moll Cutpurse

Moll Cutpurse is one of the women included in the “From Sappho to Suffrage” exhibition at the Weston Library. She is also one of the women chosen by our Year Eights to include in their alternative guide. Their material is below and audio-recordings will shortly be appearing on this page. Student who worked on this…

Anne Bonny

Anne Bonny is one of the women included in the “From Sappho to Suffrage” exhibition at the Weston Library. She is also one of the women chosen by our Year Eights to include in their alternative guide. Their material is below and audio-recordings will shortly be appearing on this page. Students who worked on this…

Marjory Wardrop

Marjory Wardrop is one of the women included in the “From Sappho to Suffrage” exhibition at the Weston Library. She is also one of the women chosen by our Year Eights to include in their alternative guide. Their material is below and audio-recordings will shortly be appearing on this page. Students who worked on this…

Mary Lacy

Mary Lacy is one of the women included in the “From Sappho to Suffrage” exhibition at the Weston Library. She is also one of the women chosen by our Year Eights to include in their alternative guide. Their material is below and audio-recordings will shortly be appearing on this page. Student who worked on this…

Sappho

Sappho is one of the women included in the “From Sappho to Suffrage” exhibition at the Weston Library. She is also one of the women chosen by our Year Eights to include in their alternative guide. Their material is below and audio-recordings will shortly be appearing on this page. Students who worked on this page:…