Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Olive Gibbs

olive gibbs in 1965 on being appointed sheriff of oxford

Olive Gibbs, born February 1918, was a redoubtable Labour councillor on the City and County Councils. She saved Jericho from destruction and got the Cutteslowe wall demolished. She was also a founding member and the national chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). 



Bruce Kent (former general secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), Simon Gibbs (son of Olive Gibbs), Christine Simm (Oxford Deputy Lord Mayor), Liz Woolley (Oxford local historian, www.lizwoolley.co.uk).


Refreshments will be provided. This event is part of Oxford International Women's Festival and marks the centenary of women's suffrage. 6 February also marks the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918.

Doors will open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start. 

All welcome. Please register here


Public Engagement with Research
Humanities & Identities
Women's Suffrage 2018

Contact name: Rabyah Khan
Contact email: rabyah.khan@humanities.ox.ac.uk
Audience: Open to all
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