Think feminists are angry?   Many zealots in any movement come across as bitter to outsiders but Professor Germaine Greer is giving a talk at the Literary Leicester Festival at the University of Leicester and intends to discuss what enormous fun she has had being a fearless international feminist icon and an academic through four decades of change - witnessing the change from the vaguely "Mad Men" period of the '60s, through the bizarre unisex beliefs of the '70s to today, where women get more PhDs than men but still like to have doors opened for them.

As an author, Germaine Greer shocked many and delighted others with books such as "The Female Eunuch" (1969) and "Sex and Destiny: The Politics of Human Fertility" (1984).   She has also been a special lecturer at Newnham College Cambridge (1989-98) and Professor of English and Comparative Studies at Warwick University (1998).   She made appearances on television include BBC2’s "The Late Review" and "Have I Got News for You" as well as "Angry Old Women" and even "Celebrity Big Brother", which outraged her followers.

The Literary Leicester festival runs from November 10th – 13th and says it will offer a range of history, poetry, fact, fiction, children’s events and fun, including Germaine Greer’s talk, "Forty Years of Feminism and Fun", which will take place on Saturday 13th November at 7.30pm in the New Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing on the University’s main campus. 

Tickets for Germaine Greer’s talk costing £7 (£5 concession) are available from Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 7HA, (tel 0116 252 2455, email, RNID Typetalk service 18001 0116 252 2455) open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm.

Most Literary Leicester events are free, but some such as Greer's are by ticket only.