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 and WW1 Collection Afternoon, 2nd November

Can you help the Rumble Museum at Cheney School save stories, memories, and objects connected to Women’s Suffrage (or Women’s Rights more broadly), as well as items from the First World War? We need people to bring any objects (photographs, diaries, letters, medals, souvenirs, etc) that your family has kept, or just stories that have…

Primary Debating Tournament

This Friday 13th July the Rumble Museum and Cheney Debating held a Primary Debating Tournament for local primary schools, aimed at Year 5s, and themed on women’s suffrage. The project began with a one hour training workshop which prepared a group of eight students per school for the tournament at Cheney School. The workshops were…

Women’s Suffrage Artefact Workshops

We are running a number of Women’s Suffrage Artefact and Activity Workshops for local primary school groups over the next few months. These workshops involve introducing the story of Women’s Suffrage through a range of replica handling objects, such as an Edwardian coin defaced with “Votes for Women”, stones with messages written on them, Edwardian…

Oxford Suffrage Walk

Year 12 History students were very fortunate to have been able to take part in an Oxford Suffrage Walk on Tuesday 19th June. The walk was led by Historian Professor Katherine Bradley from the Open University, who specialises in Women’s Suffrage. It started in the Court Room at the Town Hall, where Professor Bradley gave…

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…