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…

Dame Helen Ghosh Speaks on Women in Public Life

We were delighted to welcome Dame Helen Ghosh to Cheney School on Friday 21st September to speak to the whole sixth form about the role of women in public life as part of our Suffrage Season. Helen is currently the first female Master at Balliol College, and prior to this was Director General of the…

Women’s Suffrage Module

This term all Year Eight students at Cheney School are studying an exciting new module designed around the original and replica artefacts from the Rumble Museum’s Suffrage Collection in History lessons. Each lesson explores a different aspect of the campaign for women’s votes through artefacts and primary source material, incorporating object handling alongside a range…

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…