UWE expert discusses Bristol Women in Politics at MShed

Issue date: 09 February 2018


Justice demands the vote

The latest lecture from the Regional History Centre at the University of the West of England will focus on Women, Citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol Women in Politics.

The lecture will take place at The Studio, MShed, Princes Rd, Bristol on Thursday 15 February 2018 at 18:00.

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

In this talk, Professor June Hannam Professor Emerita of Modern British History at UWE Bristol, 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.

Admission is free.

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