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2018 is the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the UK so we think it's time to celebrate.


Date:    7th June

Time:   6pm-9pm

Venue: The Guildhall, Guildford


On 7th June this year we are holding an EqualiTea at the Guildhall in Guildford where we plan to celebrate this landmark and also to encourage women to consider their role in public life.


Hosted by the Mayor of Guildford we will be exploring the relationship of women and power over evening tea and scones. Where better to do this than in a venue built by men, for men, with no idea that seven centuries later it could possibly be used by women to encourage each other into public life - a true indicator of just how far we've come.


During the evening we will be hosting speakers and panel discussions with women already in powerful public positions, asking them to share their journeys and 'top-tips' for taking part in public life.  


Confirmed Speakers/Pannelists

Emily Bollon - Creative Director, Motivation by Music

Carol Brown - Historian, Guildford Museum

Beverly Fullen  - "Breakfast Bev" Eagle Radio

Dianna Gwilliams - Dean of Guildford Cathedral

Anne Milton - MP for Guildford

Jo Randall - Guildford Borough Councillor

Laura Sercombe - CEO, Disability Challengers

Margaret Sharp - Baroness of Guildford


This event has been made possible by the donation of the guildhall venue for the evening and a grant from the Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme - Small Grants Fund Round 2.


Places for this event are limited and most have already been allocated, we're now running a reserve list - please contact guildfordspikewi@gmail.com if you would like to be informed should a spare space become available.


Please visit please visit https://equaliteas.org.uk for more information and other Equaliteas in the area.