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 Central Library

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Bristol 100th anniversary celebrations

Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda

Venue: Bristol City Hall

Time: 12 noon – 1pm

Date: 3 March 2018

Peckham W.I.

Votes for Women: a brief history

Venue: White Horse 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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Parliament

Suffrage: More Than Purple, White and Green

Panel Discussion with Clare Eustance and Naomi Paxton

Venue: Macmillan Room, Portcullis House

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Claydon House – Bucks Art Week #100women artists event

Art of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Date: 20 May 2018

Highgate School

Votes for Women: a brief history

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

Date: 21 May 2018

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Victoria Park, London E3

Points East Festival

After free screening of the film ‘Suffragette’, Free Live Panel and Q & A with Helen Pankhurst, Sarah Jackson, Suzanne Keyte and Elizabeth Crawford

Date: 28 May 2018 (Bank Holiday Monday) 5.30pm

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Strandlines Suffrage Walk

Date: 31 May 2018

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The Fawcett Society

Centenary of Suffrage: How the Vote was Won

with Dr Sumita Mukherjee

chaired by Lord Daniel Finkelstein

Date: 5 June 2018

Venue: Museum of London

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Royal Holloway College

Education, College Women and Suffrage Conference

Keynote speaker:

Professionalizing women’s education: the work of the Garrett Circle

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;

Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda

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

Women’s History Network Conference 

Keynote Speaker:

Millicent Fawcett: the making of a politician

Date: 31 August 2018

Venue: University of Portsmouth

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Blairgowrie

BOOKMARK

The Book Festival of Blairgowrie, Rattray and The Glens

Art and Artists of the Women’s Suffrage Campaign

Date: 6 October 2018

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Working Class Movement Library, Salford

The Art of Suffrage Propaganda

Venue: Working Class Movement Library, Salford

Date: 19 October 2018

Time: 6pm

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Highgate Cemetery

‘Votes for Women’

Date: 20 November 2018

Venue: Highgate Cemetery

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Surrey History Centre, Woking

Suffrage Art and Artists

Date 24 November 2018

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Fakenham Society

Votes for Women: Kate Frye’s Norfolk Campaign

Date: 29 November 2018

Venue: Fakenham Sports Centre

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Unveiling a Plaque to Rhoda and Agnes Garrett 

Date: 14 December 2018

Venue: Rustington, Sussex

On the centenary of the day that women first cast their parliamentary votes, the involvement of Rhoda and Agnes Garrett in the long suffrage campaign will be commemorated by the unveiling of a Blue Plaque on the Rustington house where they, together with Millicent and Philippa Fawcett, spent many happy days. I am honoured to have been invited to swish the curtain.

 

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