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Polly Toynbee and Helen Lewis at St Peter's

Last night, St Peter's welcomed celebrated author and journalist, Polly Toynbee, along with alumna and Deputy Editor of the New Statesman, Helen Lewis (2001, English), for an evening of lively debate and discussion on the theme of "Brexit, the left and feminism".

Hosted by Prof Abigail Williams, Lord White Fellow and Tutor in English at St Peter's, the two guests spoke on a wide range of topics, from the current stagnation of women's rights and entrenched inequality, especially in matters such as pay, to the impact of Brexit upon women. They also spoke about their experiences as successful women within their professional field, and the frequent attempts to silence those women who are perceived to be "difficult" (a subject om which Helen is currently writing a book).

The talks were followed by questions from Prof Williams and members of the audience, which included current students and staff, as well as alumni.

Photos of the event can be viewed here.

Polly Toynbee and Helen Lewis at St Peter's