We had the March meeting of the North London Fawcett Group last night.
I arrived in a rush from a day working in Chesham, looking for the venue, a community centre in Ossulton Street NW1. On the way from Euston, I passed two sites that reflect Fawcett’s interests; the former home of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson women’s hospital – and ‘Secrets’, a lap-dancing club. Not my destination.
Nor, it turned out, was the first community centre on Ossulton Street. The Somers Town community centre was hosting a pensioners’ choir, which looked fun, but not what I was after. Back across the street, and there was our meeting in the Ossulton estate hall. Intriguingly it had a pile of skipping ropes in one corner, but we resisted temptation.
We’re lobbying the Mayor of London to fulfil his pledge to provide more Rape Crisis Centres for London. And we also talked about marking the 250th birthday of Mary Woolstonecraft (aka Mary the mother of feminism) who is buried in nearby St Pancras churchyard.
Details will be on the group’s website in due course.