Sheepshanks, Mary (1872–1958)
Sheepshanks, Mary (1872–1958)
British feminist and pacifist. Born Mary Sheepshanks, 1872, in Liverpool, England; died 1958; dau. of a Church of England vicar who was bishop of Norwich.
Studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, and became social worker; was vice-principal, then principal (1897), of Morley College for Working Men and Women; attended International Woman Suffrage Association congress in Holland (1908), became its secretary in London (1913), and began to edit and distribute its journal Jus Suffragii; lectured widely in Europe on women's emancipation and non-violence; during WWI, was secretary of Fight the Famine Council; became international secretary of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (1927); organized 1st international scientific conference on Modern Methods of Warfare and the Protection of Civilians (1929). Unpublished memoirs The Long Day's Task are held in Fawcett Library.
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