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The Women Who Built Bristol

Sadly we've had to postpone this event to the New Year


Local author and founder of the award-winning ‘What the Frock’ comedy events, Jane Duffus, will be here talking about her recent book, Women Who Built Bristol. 


Her book features 250 inspiring women, three heroic dogs and one heartbroken barmaid from Easton. It's a bursting compendium of brilliant women from pin makers to police chiefs, from workhouse inmates to secret agents who helped to shape Bristol into the vibrant city it is today. The book spans almost 900 years from Princess Eleanor of Brittany (1184-1241) who was imprisoned in Bristol Castle for 39 years by her uncle King John who stole the throne from her - to the most recent entry, author Helen Dunmore who died in 2017.

Jane compiled the book on behalf of Bristol Women's Voice and will be taking us through some of its highlights! 

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A huge thank you to all our regulars, to all our guest speakers and to those of you who just came to a single event.

2018 was a fantastic year for PUF - just take a look at all the events we've enjoyed.


We've now reached the end of our academic year but if you've joined the mailing list, we'll keep you posted.

Use the link above to book by email.

Or call Kate on 07946 845 778. 

The Kingfisher Cafe is the venue for most of the talks listed above but check for details nearer the time just in case. 

Inspiring talks

It's a different kind of evening out. Enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Come on your own or with friends. It's cheaper than the cinema, with a very natural and neighbourly atmosphere.  The talks last about an hour and are always interesting and thought provoking. 

Only £3.50 ENTRANCE.

Book in advance, pay on the door.
Refreshments available.

Thank you for organising such a great evening. I wasn't sure what to expect but I've had a lovely time and gone away feeling a bit enlightened!

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