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What women want, what women get
A series of Women’s Studies talks with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, (ACE) UCC
This year Cork County Library is organising a number of events during 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Following on from the successful panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day and to continue our programme of events, a series of lectures looking at women's related issues will take place in Branches around Cork County over the coming weeks, beginning in Mallow on April 17 at 11.00am. These lectures will be given by staff from ACE and will cover a wide variety of women's related issues from women in the home and family, to women in conflict, to name just a few. These lectures can be seen as a taster of the Women's Studies programme that ACE offers, and are a great opportunity for those who visit branches throughout the county. For a full list of the programme of talks, please see below. All are welcome to attend these free talks, however to book a place, please contact the Branch where the talk is due to take place. Further information can be found at www.corkcoco.ie/library
Mallow (022 21821)
Tuesday 17th April at 11.00am
Title: Irish women work and family with Ms. Joan O’Mahony
This talk will look at the historical role of women as homemakers and primary caregivers and the changes that have emerged since the 1960s. Ms. Joan O’Mahony is a PhD student in the School of Applied Social Studies and a lecturer in Diploma in Women’s Studies
Clonakilty (023 8834275)
Thursday April 19th at 7.30pm
Title: Perceived as of lesser value: Women who choose not to have children with Dr. Rose O'Driscoll
This talk will look at the increasing numbers of women who are making the choice not to have children. Rose O’Driscoll is an educator and researcher. She worked as a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Cobh (021 4811130)
Thursday April 19th at 7.00pm
Title: Women and Conflict – Global and Irish aspects with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill
This talk will look at women in wars and conflict today. It will look at its impact on women and the gendered dimensions of war. Rola is programme coordinator of Diploma in Women’s Studies, and Diploma in Development Studies in ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC).
Midleton (021 4613929)
Friday April 27th at 7:30pm
Title: Women and Decision Making with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill
This talk will look at how women still have a long way to go towards equal representation in positions of power and leadership, whether it’s in the boardroom or the cabinet. Rola is programme coordinator of Diploma in Women’s Studies, and Diploma in Development Studies in ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC).
Macroom (026 42483)
Tuesday May 1st at 11.30am
Title: Women and Islam with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill
Islam is the most criticized religion for its attitudes toward women. This talk will look at the status and the role of women in Islam. Rola is programme coordinator of Diploma in Women’s Studies, and Diploma in Development Studies in ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC).
Skibbereen (028 22400)
Thursday May 10th at 11.00am
Title: 100 years of Irish women’s history with Dr. Emma Bidwell
In this informative and entertaining talk Dr. Bidwell will give us a glimpse at the last 100 years of Irish women's history. She is the co-founder of West Cork College, and also teaches on the Diploma in Women’s Studies.