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emmeline pankhurst votes for women featured
15
Feb

Inspirational Quotes: Emmeline Pankhurst | Political activist & Leader of the Suffragette movement

Emmeline Pankhurst was a political activist and leader of the Suffragette movement, who helped women win the right to vote. Born Emmeline Goulden, she was raised in Manchester by a family with a tradition of radical politics. Despite official records showing that Pankhurst was born on 15 July 1858, she always claimed to have been...
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Women & Power - Redressing the Balance featured
11
Feb

06/03/19: Women & Power: Redressing the balance

The University of Oxford and the National Trust are delighted to announce that booking is now live for the upcoming Women & Power: Redressing the Balance conference being held at St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford on the 6-7 March, 2019. The centenary anniversary in 2018 of the Representation of the People Act, which granted...
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votes for women featured
10
Feb

What is the Representation of the People Act?

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The act was a fundamental piece of legislation that allowed many women to vote for the first time, and was viewed by the Suffragettes and Suffragists as a major hurdle in the ‘Votes for Women’ cause. The act allowed women...
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Vote 100 Banner featured
14
Dec

#Vote100: Marking 100 years since women voted for the first time

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 General Election, when women were allowed to vote for the first time in the UK. The election, called immediately after the First World War ended, was the first in which women were legally able to vote. In February 1918, the British government passed the Representation of the...
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14
Dec

A guide to votes for women | How women rose to power

On this day 100 years ago in 1918, the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act was passed which allowed women to become MPs for the first time – allowing them to sit and vote in the House of Commons. This year, also marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In 1918, the government also passed the...
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gender equality featured
24
Aug

Raising a glass to women everywhere on Women’s Equality Day

On 26th August 1920 women in the USA celebrated as the country officially saw the nineteenth amendment to the constitution adopted, so that no woman would ever be denied the right to vote based on gender. Nearly 100 years later, the 26th August is as an important date to recognise that, while much progress has...
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Tour de force featured
15
Aug

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill leads Santander’s first Tour de Force showcasing inspirational women

Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has helped launch Santander and Transport for London’s (TfL) first Tour de Force. Tour de Force is London’s first sightseeing cycle tour dedicated to showcasing the stories of inspirational women through history. Launched to celebrate this year’s centenary of the first women winning the right to vote in the UK, the free...
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mother being a role model to daughter featured
24
Apr

Let’s make the North West the UK’s leader in female role models | Jane Kenyon

  Apparently, the media have labelled 2018 the “Year of the Woman”, possibly in homage to the 100-year anniversary of our right to vote. I’m all for positivity and promoting women, but shouldn’t we be focusing on the achievements and position of women every year? Isn’t this a daily topic of conversation? Niggles aside, I’ve...
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