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It's 100 years since the first women in the UK got the vote, but what does the vote mean to the British public today, in 2018? Blackwell's is delighted to welcome three unique but important voices to the shop to join this special panel discussion.

Jo Swinson is a Member of Parliament, and deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats. From 2012 to 2015 she served as a Government Minister in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and Minister for Women and Equalities. Her achievements include introducing shared parental leave and legislating to require gender pay gap reporting. First elected at the age of 25, Jo represented her home seat of East Dunbartonshire for a decade until 2015. She wrote Equal Power while out of Parliament, before regaining her seat in the 2017 election.

Jo's latest book is 'Equal Power', which holds a mirror up to society, showing the stark extent of gender inequality while making the case that everyone has the power to create change. Whether you are a teenage student, a global CEO or a taxi driver, there is much we can do as friends, consumers, parents and colleagues to create a world of Equal Power. In this inspiring and essential book, deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats and former Government Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson outlines the steps we can all take, small and large, to make our society truly gender equal.


Hilary Wainwright is a founder and currently co-editor of Red Pepper and a Fellow of the international think tank for progressive politics, the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. A leading voice of the British Left, she is a pro-Corbyn campaigner and an activist in Momentum.

In her new book, 'A New Politics from the Left', an urgent and original polemic, Hilary shows that a new politics must start from sharing the tacit knowledge and creativity of each individual. Power should not be exercised as domination, the imposition of paternalistic rule by well-meaning experts, but as a collaborative exercise in nurturing and asserting the transformative capacity of the many.


Paul Humpherson is co-founder and director of Oxford's Tap Social Movement, a craft brewery which provides training courses for people serving prison sentences, offering courses in brewing and business start-up, and providing one-on-one support in securing permanent employment to assist in effective rehabilitation. He is an independent criminal barrister, a government lawyer and a university tutor. He has worked in a variety of legal roles across the criminal justice system, including helping to administer restorative justice conferences with the Oxfordshire Youth Offending Team.

Paul will join us to discuss the issues surrounding prisoners and the vote in the UK.


Shaista Aziz is a freelance journalist specialising on race, gender and identity and is a women's rights and anti racism campaigner. She is the founder of the anti racism digital platform 'The Everyday Bigotry Project' and the Co-founder of the 'Women's Advancement Hub (WAH)Pakistan'. Shaista is the Labour candidate for Rose Hill and Iffley in the Oxford City Council elections 2018, co-founder of the Oxford Labour Muslim Network and Women’s Officer for Oxford and District Labour Party.


For all enquiries, please email events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk or call 01865 333623.

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