Women’s History Month: March 2016 ‘Alice Hawkins: A Suffragette’, a talk by Peter Barratt Born in 1863, Alice lived most of her life in Leicester. A mother of six and shoe machinist by trade, Alice was determined to have an equal say in the democracy of the day. An active member of the Women's Social and Political Union, she was imprisoned five times in all in her struggle. Alice was also a founding member of the Women's Labour League, the Labour Party's original women's section. Her fascinating story is told by her great grandson, Peter Barratt. Women’s History Month is being celebrated with four talks throughout March 2016 along with the International Women’s Day Lecture, ‘Eleanor Rathbone, A Most Independent Member’, held on 8th March 2016 by Dr Susan Cohen.