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Event

International Women's Day - Suffragette Talk

  • Tue 3 Mar 20

    13:00 - 14:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Teaching Centre - TC2.12 + TC2.13

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    International Women's Day

  • Event organiser

    Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies, Department of

  • Contact details

    Karen Gooch

In 2018, celebrations and exhibitions were held across the country to mark the centenary of the first ‘votes for women’.

After decades of struggle, women aged over 30 were at last allowed to vote in Parliamentary elections. The cause had prompted violence, hunger strikes, force feeding of women by the state, and the death of a suffragette in front of the King’s horse at the Derby. But was the battle won at last because of the rupture in society caused by the First World War, or had the years of brave campaigning led to this defining moment for women?