Sheila Rowbotham was one of the leading figures behind the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain and one of the best-loved feminists of our times. In conversation with Melissa Benn, Rowbotham will discuss her latest book Rebel Crossings: New Women, Free Lovers and Radicals in Britain and the United States and its transatlantic story of six radical pioneers, showing how rebellious ideas were formed and travelled across the Atlantic.
They will discuss the fascinating perspectives offered by Rebel Crossings: on the historical interaction of feminism, socialism, anarchism and on the incipient consciousness of a new sense of self, so vital for women seeking emancipation. In differing ways they sought to combine the creation of a co-operative society with personal freedom, engaging with ideas and experiments that speak to our times today.
When & Where
London Review Bookshop
Events at the London Review Bookshop are held on our gorgeous shop floor, located in the heart of literary London right around the corner from the British Museum. Take a look at our full schedule of events ranging from book signings to delicious food to intimate film screenings. Please note that the only toilet at the Bookshop is down a flight of stairs.