Suffrage Panel

  • Event Start: 31st October 2018, 8:00pm
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Suffrage Panel  :  "100 Years On"


100 years on from the first British women being granted the vote, those campaigners who broke the law in the pursuit of justice are still marked as criminals.  Whilst the convictions of Alan Turing and soldiers court-martialed for cowardice in World War One have since been overturned, there has been no such reprieve for the suffragettes.  Indeed, what barriers still remain to the full and equal participation of women in British politics?


Panellists:

  • Amber Rudd MP  :  Conservative politician who served as Home Secretary between 2016 and 2018, and a former Minister for Women & Equalities
  • Dr Helen Pankhurst  :  Women's rights activist and writer, and the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the suffragette movement
  • Dr Fern Riddell  :  Cultural historian specialising in entertainment, sex and the suffragettes in Victorian and Edwardian Britain