Pat Arrowsmith was one of the organisers of the first Aldermaston March in 1958, the single event that most put CND on the public map at that time. She has been a life-long peace activist, many times imprisoned. When she was asked what one of her prison sentences was like, she replied that it was rather like her boarding school – Cheltenham Ladies’ College! She has also written a number of books and is a poet and painter.

Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, who has worked with Pat for many years, describes her as an inspiring woman who approaches the nuclear disarmament campaign ‘with absolute dogged determination and enthusiasm. Pat has a remarkable insight into what action will make a real difference. She is as different from an armchair philosopher as it is possible to be.’

Pat is a CND vice-president.

What is 60 faces of CND?
2018 is the 60th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Founded in 1958 at the height of the Cold War, CND has been a powerful collective voice against the dangers of nuclear weapons.

CND’s greatest strength has always been its members.
Incredible people have shaped our history,
our present and will continue to inspire in the future.

Here we take a look at 60 Faces of CND,
60 people who represent all the millions of people
who have campaigned for nuclear disarmament over the decades
and have made our organisation so remarkable.

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