The Road to Vote: Celebrating 100 Years of U.K. Women’s Suffrage
Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the United Kingdom’s women’s suffrage, as you gain a deeper understanding of this movement through lectures and expert-led speaker discussions.
Program No. 23142RJ
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In a time when the fight for gender equality makes daily headlines, when record-breaking Women’s Marches swept the globe and both men and women continue to stand together fighting for equal rights, it’s important for society to celebrate victories and remember past successes. Gather with fellow Road Scholars at the prestigious Lucy Cavendish College—one of just three women-only university colleges in England—to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom at a one-of-a-kind conference event. Meet with acclaimed experts, professors and authors to discuss the challenges, progression and after-math of this important movement and to learn from past achievements in order to continue to fight for gender equality today. Uncover the stories behind suffragette leaders and pay homage those tireless volunteers through a stimulating lecture series that is sure to inspire important conversations about where society should go next.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • Join Professor June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women’s and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth, who will discuss the life and works of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British suffragette movement.
  • Attend lectures led by historians, professors, researchers, gender studies experts and authors from Britain’s top universities and museums.
  • Explore collections of the Suffragette Fellowship at the Museum of London and the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery with an expert historian.
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Beverly Cook
Beverly Cook has worked at the Museum of London since 1986. As Curator of Social & Working History she cares for all areas of the Museum's extensive social & working history collections. She was the lead curator for the refurbishment of the Museum's Victorian Walk gallery in 2000 and the People's City Gallery in 2010. She specializes in London’s history during the turn of the 20th century. Her most recent projects include offering historical support and advice to the Suffragette feature film starring Carey Mulligan.
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Beverly Cook
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Mary Joannou
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Jill Liddington
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Maggie Andrews
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Ben Griffin
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Diane Atkinson
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June Purvis

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