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A graphic of people with placards expressing feminist demands.

Find out what online events are happening across the UK as part of the nationwide Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights exhibition.

The British Library’s Unfinished Business exhibition is taking place in public libraries across the UK. From bodily autonomy and the right to education, to self-expression and protest, this new exhibition explores how feminist activism in the UK has its roots in the complex history of women’s rights.

Take your pick from the events below and make your voice heard in the nationwide conversation.

Newcastle Libraries Presents…

Unfinished Business Video Exhibition

In this video, inspired by the exhibition, Newcastle library staff pick two women from the North East who in their own professions and lives bucked the trends of their times and made a significant contribution to their communities and wider society.

Norfolk Libraries Presents…

Explore this fascinating online exhibition curated by Norfolk library and discover Norfolk’s role in the long struggle for equality for women. Be inspired by the Norfolk women who were at the forefront of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the 1970s and 80s and learn more about national and international feminist campaigns. 

Online exhibitions

Browse online exhibitions inspired by Unfinished Business from Leeds LibrariesNorfolk Libraries and Warwickshire Libraries.

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Cambridge Women's Suffrage Talk – explore the development of women's rights in Cambridge.

The Fascinating Life of Mary Macarthur presented by Worcester Libraries - In 1910 Mary Macarthur led the Women Chain Makers to victory in a spectacular strike in the Black Country’s Cradley Heath. Macarthur was born in Glasgow in 1880 and became one of the labour movement’s most charismatic and inspirational figures. Join historian and biographer, Cathy Hunt on a fascinating exploration of the life of Macarthur and discover why Macarthur’s beliefs are as relevant for workers today as they were 100 years ago. Hunt’s biography of Mary Macarthur, Righting the Wrong, was published last year by History West Midlands.