From Bombs to Birth Control: The New Suffragettes

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Discover the history of women’s rights activism.

The link between sex and suffrage; between arson, anarchy and female activism, existed for many Victorian and Edwardian women, but is one we have often forgotten. During this intensive study day led by Dr Fern Riddell, we will unpick the exciting unknown history of the fight for women’s rights from the limits of what we learnt in school. Starting with the ‘women of letters’ in the 18th Century, we will explore the trail blazing newspaper women of the Victorian era, who gave a public voice to women for the first time. As the 20th century opened, the fight for women’s rights took a violent turn, as the peaceful suffragists saw their long campaign overshadowed by the bombing campaign of the suffragettes. Questioning how, if at all, successful our fight has been, this day will focus on a new understanding of the history of feminism in the UK.

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Name: From Bombs to Birth Control: The New Suffragettes
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Full Price: £85.00
Student: £60.00
Registered Unemployed: £60.00
Disabled: £60.00
Senior (60+): £75.00
Young Person (18-25): £60.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546