Yvette Cooper
She Speaks

‘I raise up my voice – not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard,’ said Malala Yousafzai to the UN in her speech quoted in full in Yvette Cooper’s first book She Speaks, her personal selection of women’s speeches. We are thrilled that Cooper – Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, and former Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Shadow Home Secretary – is joining us to share not only the wise words of other women but also the role of oratory in her own life, and explain why ‘silencing women must be forever confined to the past’.

In conversation with Melissa Benn, writer, campaigner and Festival Patron

Please note: unfortunately, this event has had to be cancelled owing to its proximity to the general election on December 12th. We are welcoming Led By Donkeys, the biggest entirely crowdfunded political campaign in British history, to Cambridge on December 1st in place of this event. Read more and get your tickets here.


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