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Signpost 57 (7 June)

Welcome to this week’s Signpost which has the theme of women! Everything from Margaret Bondfield and the Feminist Archive, to women’s rights and the best online workouts for strength, this Signpost is jam-packed with females! We hope you enjoy it.

During this week in 1929, Mrs Margaret Bondfield became the first woman cabinet minister in the Labour government as Ramsay Macdonald’s Minister of Labour, in 1977 Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee and in 2019, Theresa May officially resigned as the leader of the Conservative Party.

REFLECT

  • Mindfulness has become a very popular concept over the last decade, helping people to feel 'in the moment' and be intensely aware of what they are sensing and feeling. This article from mindful.org showcases 12 powerful women within the mindfulness movement and shares their reflections on their experiences of being female leaders.

CONNECT

  • Womankind is a therapy centre in Bristol exclusively for women. They have seen an increase in women struggling with anxiety, isolation and poor mental health during the pandemic and have created a free online women’s support group, available on Zoom. The group aims to connect women online for them to talk about issues and make sense of their feelings.

LEARN

  • If you want to learn more about the women’s rights movement then you can access a free online course from The Royal Holloway, University of London and the UK Parliament. The module is available on the Future Learn website and is free to access, although you will need to register for a free Future Learn account here.

DO

FUN

  • Tracey Ullman is definitely a funny woman and her comedy show on BBC 1 has been a huge success. If you feel like a good laugh then try watching this range of sketches on BBC iPlayer.

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