CinemARC: Women's Work

CinemARC: Women's Work

ARC Public
Date: Thursday 07 March 2024
Time: 17:30 - 20:30
Venue: Advanced Research Centre (ARC), University of Glasgow, 11 Chapel Lane, G11 6EW
Category: Social events
Speaker: Louise Lawson

In connection to International Women’s Day 2024, join us for a film screening and exhibition tour, all on the topic of women’s work.

We’ll be screening Made in Dagenham and you have the opportunity to explore Women’s Work: The Juggling Act of Multiple Jobs. Plus, there will be the chance to hear from exhibition organiser Louise Lawson who will be providing valuable insights on the exhibition and connected research.


17:30 – 18:00
Welcome drinks

Exhibition tour led by Louise Lawson

18:00 – 18:10

Comfort break

18:10 – 20:20

Made in Dagenham plays


Event finishes

Made in Dagenham | Directed by Nigel Cole | 2010 | 113 mins

Starring Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike and Bob Hoskins, Made in Dagenham is a dramatization of the 1968 strike at the Ford Dagenham car plant, where female workers walked out in protest against sexual discrimination.

About Women's Work: The Juggling Act of Multiple Jobs

This exhibition builds on the Nuffield Foundation funded research project “Women in multiple low-paid employment: pathways between work, care and health” which is the first to study the nature and extent of women’s multiple low-paid employment in the UK, highlighting relationships between women’s multiple work, caring responsibilities, and health and wellbeing.

“I’ve been a juggling act for years, that’s just how it is …I’m knackered”
(Lauren, lone parent, voluntary work and three paid jobs - bar work, shop work, and cleaning)

The exhibition brings to life women’s voices through featuring a selection of key research findings, personal testimonies from women working multiple jobs, and artworks created by artist Ailie Rutherford, with women participants, through a collaboration with Glasgow Women’s Library titled "Pouring Out Pouring In: Mapping Women’s Work"

The focus on women’s multiple low-paid work is novel yet increasingly important and relevant: analysis for the research shows that almost one in five women experience multiple low paid employment at some point over a decade.

The exhibition provides space to reflect on women’s work: the types of work women do, the value of women’s work, the protections and supports available (or lack of) for precarious and low paid work, the impact of childcare and informal caring responsibilities on women’s work, and the health and wellbeing implications of multiple low-paid work for women’s lives.

The exhibition runs for two weeks, ending on International Women’s Day (8th March).

About Louise Lawson

Louise is a lecturer in Public Policy and Health Policy in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow. She is Principal Investigator on the Nuffield Foundation funded project, "Women in Multiple Low-paid Employment: Pathways between Work, Care and Health" (2020-2024).


This event is free, but ticketed.

You will be permitted to one drink on arrival, while stocks last.

You are welcome to bring your own food, but please take any rubbish away with you.

If you have any access requirements, please email

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