A graphic of people with placards expressing feminist demands.

Unfinished Business

Video and Podcasts related to the Library's 2020 Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women's Rights exhibition.

Memories for a Feminist Future

As culture wars rage and commemorative statues rise and fall, we see the power of memory and how its political impact can reshape society, for good and ill. But whose memories count? How are they heard? Four pioneering feminists consider these questions, reflecting on feminist campaigns from the 1970s and 80s and the ongoing fight for women’s rights. Featuring Sally Alexander, Stella Dadzie, Professor Margaretta Jolly, Barbara Jones,and Karen McMinn. Part of Sisterhood and After: Women’s Liberation Oral History Project, accessed via the British Library.

Picture credits: Top Left: Karen McMinn, Belfast (1976) © Derek Speirs. Top Right: Suzanne Scafe, Beverley Bryan and Stella Dadzie L-R © Stella Dadzie. Bottom Left: Barbara Jones, Wales (late 1980s) © Carol Hubbard. Bottom Right: Sally Alexander (with Gareth Stedman Jones, Juliet Mitchell and Arielle Aberson behind) Oxford (1970).


Florence Nightingale at 200

A bicentennial reflection on the life and legacy of one of Britain's most iconic heroines. With Mark Bostridge, Lynn McDonald, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty and Professor David Spiegelhalter.


Anita Anand introduces Sophia Duleep Singh: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Sophia Duleep Singh, god-daughter of Queen Victoria, was raised as a society lady. But after travelling to India she returned a revolutionary, committed to Indian independence and the fight for women's suffrage. Previously-unseen police surveillance files on her are to go on display when our Unfinished Business exhibition opens, and will feature in this lecture by her biographer Anita Anand. Join Anita's lecture in a virtual British Library setting, and take part in the live follow-up conversation. Recorded 25 May 2020.

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