Exploding the myth of women in history

The Rye Branch of the WEA (Workers’ Educational Association) is running a day school in Rye on Medieval Women on Saturday (November 16).

Starting at 11am at Tilling Green Community Centre the lecturer Vanessa King will be looking at the important role women played in pre-Tudor England.

Entitled Medieval Women – Nuns, Tarts, Trouble & Strife, Vanessa will explode a number of myths and stereotypes as well as, hopefully, change people’s perceptions in what promises to be a fascinating and stimulating day.

The event ties in with an ongoing project being run at Tilling Green Community Centre and co-ordinated by Rye Partnership, which is looking at women in history, in relation to Rye.

It is also linked to a project to raise funds to restore the Women’s Tower at the Ypres Castle in Rye.

The tower was once a women’s prison.

The course costs £20, which includes a buffet lunch, and will end at 4pm.

You can turn up on the day, but to reserve a place (and to help catering) call Gill Bartholomew on 01580 764465 or email on gbarth@tiscali.co.uk or ring Andy Stuart on 07850 877647 or email nikiandandy@hotmail.co.uk.