Queens' alumnae to speak at University-wide events

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan (2013) and Dr Ann Kennedy Smith (1985) will be speaking at two different events over the coming weeks on topics of race and gender.

This Monday, 11th November, Suhaiymah will be speaking at 'Taking Up Race: Women of Colour on Class, Colonialism and Whiteness in Oxbridge and Beyond'. Suhaiymah is a writer, spoken-word poet, speaker and educator. She is the author of Postcolonial Banter (Verve Poetry, 2019) and founder of www.thebrownhijabi.com. She read History at Queens', arriving here from a state school in Leeds, and went on to take an MA in Postcolonial Studies at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies, London).

This event will be the inaugural session of 'Conversations on Race, Class and Identity', an initiative organised by the School of Arts and Humanities. It will take place at 5pm in the Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, and all are welcome.

Towards the end of term, Dr Ann Kennedy Smith will be giving a talk as part of the University Library's exhibition The Rising Tide: Women at Cambridge, which celebrates 150 years since the founding of Girton College and the first women studying in Cambridge. Ann's talk will explore Cambridge women's societies from 1883-1914, discussing how influential women's groups provided forums for intellectual debate and encouraged political, professional and social activism in the wider world.

Ann took a PhD in French literature at Queens' and has worked as an editor, writer and researcher. She is currently a Panel tutor at the University, in the Institute of Continuing Education.

More information can be found on the exhibition website. This event is open to all (suitable for ages 14+) and free, but tickets must be booked in advance.

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