Women, citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol women in politics

Date: 15 February 2018
Venue: M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, Bristol BS1 4RN
Time: 18:00 - 19:30


UWE Bristol Regional History Centre and M Shed Seminar Programme 2017-18; in partnership with M Shed, the Regional History Centre, runs a monthly evening research seminar in the Learning Studio at M Shed, Bristol. All the seminars are held on a Thursday, start at 18:00 and are free to attend.

About the event

Women, Citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol Women in Politics - June Hannam and Lucienne Boyce

In this talk, Professor June Hannam and local suffrage historian Lucienne Boyce will look at women's participation in local and national politics following the Representation of the People Act 1918. They will consider why women wanted the vote; how the Representation of the People Act 1918 affected both the municipal and Parliamentary franchise; and how women prepared for their new status as citizens. They will explore these and related questions with a focus on Bristol, using local case studies, including the careers of Mabel Tothill and Emily Smith.

June Hannam is Professor Emerita of Modern British History at UWE and Lucienne Boyce is an independent scholar.

How to attend

There is no registration required for this event. Read about past and recorded Regional History Centre seminars.

Cost: Free
Contact: Professor Steve Poole
E-mail: rhc@uwe.ac.uk

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