Olive Gibbs, born February 1918, was a Labour councillor on the City and County Councils. She saved Jericho from destruction and got the Cutteslowe wall demolished. She was also a founding member and the national chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Bruce Kent (former general secretary, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament), Simon Gibbs (son of Olive Gibbs), Christine Simm (Oxford Deputy Lord Mayor), Liz Woolley (Oxford local historian, www.lizwoolley.co.uk).
This event was part of Oxford International Women's Festival and marks the centenary of women's suffrage. 6 February also marked the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918.
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Women's Suffrage 2018
Event: Celebration of the Centenary of the Birth of Olive Gibbs