Jo Cheetham

Jo Cheetham became an unwitting feminist at the age of 7, when she saw The Benny Hill Show and wondered why an old man was chasing women in bikinis around a yew tree, while everybody laughed. She spent her childhood in a council house in Rotherham, writing upsetting poems and drawing clothes on Page Three models with a Tippex pen. She has worked as a travel agent, a nanny, a food historian, a Christmas pudding-maker, and a mystery shopper. More recently, she campaigned with No More Page Three and completed a PhD in Art History. She lives in the North-East, surrounded by open fields, ground-nesting birds, and cold cups of tea she has made and forgotten about.

Upcoming Events

Featuring Talks By:
Blake Morrison
Katherine Rundell
Tania Branigan
Jo Cheetham

5 Speakers, 15 Minutes Each - March 2023

Join us in March for poignant stories about family and nationhood, mind-bending lessons from an early modern poet, and inspiring tales of protest.