Women of the World 2015

1 Mar 2015 - 8 Mar 2015
Talks, performances, discussions and debates made up WOW 2015, with speakers from around to world presenting to a diverse audience of all ages. Speakers included Caitlin Moran, Sandi Toksvig, Hannah Pool and Annie Lenoox, Lauren Laverne, to name just a few. 

The fifth WOW festival aimed to raise and explore all of our concerns about equality for women, whilst also celebrating the huge potential of girls and women to make a difference.

Encouraging fun, activism and openness, WOW 2015 was an opportunity for visitors to add their voice to the wealth of stories and experiences being shared by girls and women from across society.

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Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:01
Chamber & Recital
Contemporary Classical
Our Director of Music's pick of the upcoming concert series
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 15:59
Experience everything from Chinese culture to Nordic cuisine via classical concerts
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 13:14
See in 2018 in a vintage style with us
Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:00
Ahead of The Great Nordic Feast, get set for Autumn the Nordic way
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 16:25
The drum & bass stalwart is back with his third artist album and his second autobiography
Mon, 09/18/2017 - 15:14
In the first of our 'Six things...' series Julian Baggini muses on the notion of truth
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 15:30
Introducing the Philharmonia Orchestra‘s Principal Guest Conductor
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 09:00
There's so much more to Margaret Atwood
Wed, 09/13/2017 - 10:30
Spoken word & Live literature
Ali Smith, Mohsin Hamid and George Saunders are all in the running
Sat, 09/09/2017 - 00:00
Peter Whelan, principal bassoonist with the OAE, introduces the Baroque bassoon.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:44
Contemporary Classical
Get up to speed with this shape shifting artist.
Fri, 09/08/2017 - 00:01
Politics & History
See how Hillary Rodham Clinton went from First Lady of the United States, to the cusp of Presidency
Wed, 09/06/2017 - 12:51
Religion & Beliefs
Former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council, Dr. Coline Covington, addresses our understanding of good and evil
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 13:09
Rock & Pop
How many of these Mercury Prize winners have you seen perform here?
Mon, 09/04/2017 - 12:54
Read our primer on John le Carré's legendary character
Sun, 09/03/2017 - 00:00
Discover the roots of Sibelius’ music with violinist Pekka Kuusisto and singer Ilona Korhonen
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 12:38
Religion & Beliefs
Our year long series asking what it means to be human in the 21st Century returns
Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:03
Chamber & Recital
The celebrated German-Japanese pianist describes her introduction to the Norwegian composer
Wed, 08/30/2017 - 00:00
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor introduces Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Tue, 08/29/2017 - 17:31
Spoken word & Live literature
Discover the actors who will read extracts from Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years



WOW 2015 stories

2014 was an unprecedented year for the rights of women and girls, but did some things go backward?
Annie Lennox and Jude Kelly discuss humanitarian issues that women face every day

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