Pat Arrowsmith

Standard Name: Arrowsmith, Pat
Birth Name: Pat Margaret Arrowsmith
PA 's writing—novels, poetry, memoirs and non-fiction, spanning much of the later twentieth century—reflects her lifelong commitment to militant political activism. Her work firmly expresses her socialist, pacifist, and feminist politics and often contains a strong autobiographical element. It concentrates on outsiders to society—prisoners, the elderly, the working-class—and explores the tensions and interpersonal problems faced by activist groups. Much of her writing has been done while serving prison sentences.
Black-and-white photo of Pat Arrowsmith protesting in Cardiff, after unsuccessfully running as a candidate for the Trotskyist Socialist Unity            Party, against Prime Minister James Callahan, 3 May 1979.
"Pat Arrowsmith" by Evening Standard/Stringer, 1979-05-03. Retrieved from This image is licensed under the GETTY IMAGES CONTENT LICENCE AGREEMENT.


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17 February 1958
CND, or the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament , was founded at a public meeting in London; it held its first march that spring, at the Easter weekend.
11 May 1963
The Committee of 100 (a disarmament group with which Pat Arrowsmith was associated, offshoot of CND ) held a demonstration at the RAF base at Marham in Norfolk.
25 November 1982
Diana Scott issued Bread and Roses: An Anthology of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Poetry by Women Writers.