Women by Name
13 June 2012
Green Party National Women's Meeting
|What||Green Party National Women's Meeting|
|When||Saturday 7th July 2012 10.30am – 4.30 pm|
|Where||Trumpington Pavilion, Paget Road, Trumpington, CB2 9JF|
|Cost||£8.50 for the day including lunch.|
“Women by Name” meetings take place four times a year, during autumn and spring national conference and on a rotating basis between venues in north and south of England and Wales. The day includes interesting speakers on issues of importance to women and offers a safe space for women to discuss and develop new policy and add amendments to conference motions; and to share knowledge and skills about standing for election and for taking office. It’s an enjoyable event so please do come.
The meeting in Cambridge will be open to all national and local women members of the Green Party and women who are active voters and supporters of the Green Party.
Awaiting confirmation of second speaker
Ro Randall: “Feminism and the politics of pro-environmental behaviour change”
Ro Randall will discuss whether current demands for behavioural change fall unequally on women and men and whether a more sophisticated understanding of psychology and gender roles is needed if we are to create a low-carbon society that does not disadvantage women.
Ro is a psychotherapist and feminist who has been involved in the environmental movement for many years. She is the originator (with Andy Brown) of the Carbon Conversations project and writes and lectures widely on psychology and climate change. She is on the steering group of the Climate Psychology Alliance, is a member of the core team of Common Cause and was also the founder of local charity Cambridge Carbon Footprint.
To be confirmed
We have provisionally agreed a second inspirational speaker, but we await confirmation
How to get there
By Public transport
The new guided bus leaves every 20 mins from just outside the station. Turn left out of the station to the first bus stand, which has a visual display with times of the buses. Get off at the “Trumpington” bus stop from here it takes 5 mins to walk to the pavilion. To find the pavilion: cross the guided bus way and walk up the path past the bike shelter, this leads to the chicken plots and the community orchard where you will come to another cycle path at which you turn right and this leads “Foster Road”. At Foster Road turn left and the walk up till you come to Anstey Way T-junction here you will see a building with green shutters and this is the Pavilion.
It takes 15 mins to cycle from Cambridge station. Turn left out of the station and follow the cycle path that runs parallel to the guided bus way to the “Trumpington” bus stop. Now follow the instructions given above for walking to the Pavilion.
It is about 5mins drive from the M11 junction turning for “Trumpington Park and Ride”. Drive past the park and ride and straight through the junction at Waitrose on towards Cambridge until you reach the row of shops opposite the Shell Garage (currently being refurbished). Here you will see Anstey Way on your right, turn right down Anstey Way to the T-junction and you will be facing the Pavilion. Parking in Foster Road by turning right.
If you are coming from further away and need to stay over night we may be able to offer somewhere to stay.
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