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Women: Revolution and Knitting
Thu 1 December 2016, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
Comedian Sandi Toksvig will talk about Women: Revolution and Knitting at a special seminar for Newnham's senior members, students and staff.
Toksvig, pictured, is a Cambridge alumna who wrote and performed in the first all-women Footlights show. She is also one of Newnham's newest Honorary Fellows.
After she graduated with a first-class degree in Archaeology and Anthropology and Law from Cambridge, she performed at the famous Comedy Store in London before branching out into acting and presenting.
She has been a panellist on a number of TV quiz and game shows and recently became the first female presenter of a mainstream TV comedy show when she replaced Stephen Fry as the host of BBC panel show QI.
Toksvig is also a columnist and has written critically acclaimed plays, novels and stage shows. She has been involved with charities working for civil liberties, human rights and women’s education, and is currently Chancellor of Portsmouth University.
She jointly founded the Women’s Equality Party in 2015, and is the president of the Women of the Year.
Drinks and nibbles will be available from 5.30pm, and Sandi's talk will be at 6pm.