Talks 2018

2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act  – by which (some) women were at last granted the parliamentary vote. To mark the occasion a great many events are planned. You will find some of them listed in the Events -Vote 100 directory.

Events at which I am speaking in 2018

University of Cambridge

Women’s Suffrage and Political Activism:

a conference to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Reform Act

Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda

A lecture to accompany an exhibition of suffrage posters staged by Cambridge University Library

Date: 3 February 2018

Venue for lecture, Cambridge University Library

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Centenary Lecture for Gresham College

‘At Last’ – 6 February 1918: celebrating the 100th anniversary of ‘Votes for Women’.

Date: 5 February 2018

Venue: Museum of London

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The National Archives

Did Militancy Help for Hinder the fight for the vote?

Other speakers: Prof Krista Cowman and Dr Fern Riddell

Date: 20 February 2018

Venue: The National Archives

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Royal Holloway College

Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye’s Suffrage Diary

A talk about the involvement of one woman in the suffrage campaign, as both volunteer and as paid organizer. Based on Kate’s diaries, now held by Royal Holloway College.

Date: 22 February 2018

Venue: Royal Holloway College

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Kensington Central Library

Suffrage Stories: London Women Who Fought for the Vote

with Sonia Lambert

Date: 26 February 2018

Venue: Kensington Library

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Bristol 100th anniversary celebrations

Talk – title yet to be announced

Date: 3 March 2018

Peckham W.I.

A  general ‘suffrage’ talk – with special reference to the Peckham area.

Venue: White Hart pub, Peckham Rye 

Date: 7 March 2018 – 8pm

People’s History Museum – Manchester (with Manchester Metropolitan University)

‘The procession was like a medieval festival, vivid with simple grandeur’: banners of the women’s suffrage movement.

Date: 10 March 2018

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Friends of Salisbury Cathedral

Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Campaigning with Friends and Family

Date: 13 March 2018

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London School of Economics

Who Were the Suffrage Artists? Lives Revealed

Date: 23 March 2018

Venue: Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Theatre, LSE.

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Southwark Cathedral

Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda

Date: 24 March 2018 – AM

Venue: Southwark Cathedral

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Museum of London

The Suffragette Legacy

Date: 24 March 2018 – PM

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Women’s History Network Midlands Conference

How the Vote Was Won: 1914-1918

Date: 13 April 2018

Venue: Black Country Living Museum

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Wandsworth Local History Society

Votes for Women

An illustrated talk on the history of the women’s suffrage movement, 1866-1928, with particular emphasis on the part Wandsworth played in the London campaign.

Date: 27 April 2018

Venue: Friends’ Meeting House,Wandsworth High Street

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Royal Holloway College

Education, College Women and Suffrage Conference

Keynote speaker: title of talk tbc

Date: 13-14 June 2018

Venue: Royal Holloway College

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University of Surrey

Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts 

Keynote speaker – title of talk tbc

Date: 29-30 June 2018

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Bloom! York Horticultural Festival

Fanny Wilkinson: Britain’s first woman professional landscape gardener

Date: 8 July 2018

Venue: Middlethorpe Hall, York



The Book Festival of Blairgowrie, Rattray and The Glens

Art and Artists of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign

Date: 6 October 2018

Highgate Cemetery

Talk:title tbc

Date: 20 November 2018

Surrey History Centre, Woking

Talk: title tbc

Date 24 November 2018

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