A Pioneer of Social Justice: Exploring The Legacy of Jennie Lee


Mon 8th Mar 2021




1 hour


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A panel discussion celebrating the remarkable life and achievements of Jennie Lee this International Women’s Day. A miner’s daughter, Fife-born Jennie Lee became an MP before she was old enough to vote, and went on to become the first ever Minister for the Arts in the UK and a founder of The Open University.

Panellists include Mary Senior, President of the Scottish Trades Union Congress; Susan Stewart, Director of The Open University in Scotland; and Matthew Knights, Playwright and Founder of Knights Theatre, with more to be announced soon. The Panel will be chaired by Fiona Sturgeon Shea, forthcoming CEO for the Federation of Scottish Theatre.

You can find out more about Jennie Lee at the Open University’s online exhibition and in an article exploring 10 things you might not know about Jennie Lee, by Susan Stewart, Director of The Open University in Scotland.

Supported by Knights Theatre, Creative Scotland, ONFife and The Open University in Scotland.


Also on for you: Jennie Lee: Tomorrow is a New Day [Rehearsed Reading]  

a play by Matthew Knights  



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