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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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06
Feb

WeAreTheCity mark 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK | #Vote100

2018 marks 100 years since women achieved the vote in the UK – and WeAreTheCity will be celebrating and marking the occasion throughout the year. In 1918, the UK government passed the Representation of the People Act which allowed women over the age of 30 who owned property to lawfully vote. This affected around 8.5...
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12
Jan

28/02/18: Women’s Voices in Law | A celebration of the first 100 years of women’s suffrage

During 2018, The Dickson Poon School of Law is holding a series of public lectures to mark the centenary of the beginning of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom. These lectures will be delivered by women lawyers including Judges, practitioners and academics who have acheived distinction in the law to provide a woman’s voice and...
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12
Jan

15/02/18: Deeds not words | An evening with Dr Helen Pankhurst

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, join us for an evening with Dr Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women’s rights campaigner – who will be leading a participatory discussion on women’s lives and feminism, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to...
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12
Jan

24/03/18: Stories of Women | A day of talks exploring women’s history

Southwark Cathedral presents a day of talks about women, looking at their stories, old and new. To mark a century of women’s suffrage, we will be celebrating the history of those who fought to get the vote. 10.00am – 11.00am | Elizabeth Crawford – Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda The early-20th-century women’s...
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11
Jan

18/03/18: Suffragettes | Women on the March

Women on the March are winding back the clock to the turn of the twentieth century. Join them on a march through central London and help campaign for the right for women to vote. Along the way you’ll meet some of the characters who played a part in this struggle and some of the characters...
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14
Jul

Pankhursts | Suffragettes through the generations

You may recall seeing during the Olympic Opening Ceremony’s Danny Boyles’ Green and Pleasant Land and noticing a focus on the Women’s suffragette movement. Not only were there 50 women replaying the steps and the marches that Emmeline Pankhurst, who was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement which helped women...
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