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100 Years of Votes for (some) Women article icon

History & The Arts 

100 Years of Votes for (some) Women

2018 marked the centenary of the 1918 General Election which allowed some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time ever. Explore suffrage and women's history here...

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Society, Politics & Law 

Protest Banners

Investigate how protest banners have been used throughout history, the important political messages they have conveyed and how. 

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20 mins
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Society, Politics & Law 

Protest Banners: Women's Suffrage

Dr Sara Haslam looks deeper into a beautifully decorative suffrage banner naming Caroline Herschel. 

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5 mins
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History & The Arts 

‘Literary Caregiving’: The War Library and Endell Street Military Hospital Library

How did women (including suffragettes) help wounded soldiers in the First World War? Dr Sara Haslam explores this question, drawing on her research into the War Library and the library at Endell Street Military Hospital. 

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Election days: 1908 - Churchill challenged by the women

At the start of the 20th Century, it was expected that MPs granted a seat in cabinet would seek re-election before taking up the posts. Winston Churchill, offered the Presidency of the Board Of Trade, found himself fighting a by-election on behlaf of the Liberals in Manchester North West. His candidancy became a target for Suffragette action.

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History & The Arts 

OpenLearn Live: 11th April 2016

The cricket ground razed by the Suffragettes. Then more free learning across the day.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Sylvia Pankhurst: The Expert View

Professor Mary Davis explores the life and achievements of Sylvia Pankhurst.

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History & The Arts 

Listen to: The Suffragettes

The Suffragettes have got a reputation as a largely peaceful movement - but they were prepared to go much further.

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Society, Politics & Law 

Tears in her eyes

There she was. The democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with tears in her eyes speaking about her ‘frustrations’ about how she keeps it all together. It was prompted by a question during an event and was featured and commented upon widely in all media.

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TV, Radio & Events 

The Things We Forgot To Remember - The Suffragettes

Michael Portillo and guests go in search of the true story of the Suffragettes for the BBC/OU series The Things We Forgot to Remember

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TV, Radio & Events 

OU on the BBC: Mark Steel Lectures - Pankhurst

Find out more about Sylvia Pankhurst in this programme from the BBC/OU Mark Steel Lectures.

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