Vote 100: The Journey to Democracy

The British Library and the U3A Trust have arranged a study day at the Library on Monday 26th March with sessions that include:

  • Dr Claire Eustance, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Greenwich – Claire will share her research around masculinity and male support for women’s suffrage, thereby giving wider social and political context to the movement.
  • Dr Fern Riddell, cultural historian and an expert in militant suffrage who appears regularly on TV and Radio, is consultant for the BAFTA award-winning BBC and Amazon drama Ripper Street and author of the Victorian Guide to Sex (2014) and forthcoming Death In Ten Minutes: Kitty Marion. Actress. Arsonist. Suffragette. (2018) – Fern will look at the militancy of the suffrage movements: its exponents, targets and consequences.
  • Dr Polly Russell, Lead Curator of Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library – Polly will look at the legacy of suffrage, and explore the Library’s oral history project ‘Sisterhood and Beyond’ that captures the memories of women who powered the Women’s Liberation Movement in the UK during the 1960s, 70s and 80s. This will include exerts from the Library’s sound and vision archives.

Attendance costs £24.

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