TALK Leonora Cohen: the Leeds Suffragette by Nicola Pullan

Image of Leonora Cohen supplied by Leeds Museums and Galleries

Wed 11th October, 2023
7 pm -
9 pm

Nicola Pullan, Assistant Curator at Leeds City Museums, talks to us about the remarkable life of a little-remembered Leeds woman, Leonora Cohen OBE.  Leonora was a member of the Suffragette Movement, even acting as bodyguard to Emmeline Pankhurst.  She became famous after smashing a display case at the Tower of London.  Later in life she became one of the first women magistrates.  In the 1960s Leonora contributed to an exhibition at Abbey House Museum and you can find out how to view her collection by joining our visit to the museum on 11 December (see Events page).  Refreshments served at this talk, cost £8 member, £10 non-member.