The Cambridge Fabian Society was founded in 1905 and was the first Cambridge student society to admit both men and women from its inception. Early members included the writer Virginia Woolf, feminist author Amber Reeves, poet Rupert Brooke and economist John Maynard Keynes.
We’re a centre-left society in Cambridge aimed at promoting policy debate and discussion amongst our members. We’re a truly inclusive society and our members include students (both school and university), academics and local residents.
We have an event this coming thursday which we hope you will join us. Please see below for information.
The Cambridge Fabian Society are proud to present:
The Amber Reeves Memorial Lecture 2012, Cutting Women Out
The effect of coalition policies on women’s economic lives
Thursday October 25th 2012, 6pm, The Lucia Windsor Room, Newnham College, Cambridge.
Are we experiencing a Woman-cession?
The Fawcett Society characterises the position of women in ‘Austerity Britain’ as ‘Triple Jeopardy’
1. Women will be hit hardest by job cuts in the public sector
2. Women will be hit hardest as the services and benefits they use more are cut
3. Women will be left ‘filling the gaps’ as state services are withdraw.
The 2012 Amber Reeves Memorial Lecture will examine the economic position of women in Britain today and ask ‘Is equality a casualty of austerity?’
The lecture will be delivered by Vera Baird QC, former cabinet minister, former MP for Redcar, writer, lecturer, co-director of Astraea Gender Justice and Candidate for Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner. We are delighted that Vera has agreed to speak to us as she has a long track record of championing equality in politics, academia and the justice system.
After the lecture you are warmly invited to join members of the Cambridge Fabians and the Fabian Women’s Network for dinner and a panel discussion with:
– Miriam Kennet, Co-founder and CEO of the Green Economics Institute, and
– Michelle Baddeley, Behavioural Economist and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
The lecture is given in memory of Amber Reeves, co-Founder of the Cambridge University Fabian Society in 1906, the first University Society to accept women from its founding. Amber Reeves was an undergraduate at Newnham College, educator, novelist, parliamentary candidate and pioneer of women’s work outside the home.
Tickets are available now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note – dinner tickets must be purchased in advance.
Lecture only £3 Fabian members, £5 non-members
Lecture, dinner and panel discussion £40 (concessions & students £35)