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A new platform: female MPs and the quest for equal citizenship, by Abbie Tibbott
This Women’s History Month, it is important to remember some of the pioneers that stood on a very crucial platform, often against all odds. The collection of women that were successfully elected to UK Parliament in the 1920s represented women’s … Continue reading
Battleaxes and Benchwarmers’ Trip to Parliament
By Beckie White, 3rd Year Archaeology & History student On Tuesday 12th March 2019, a group of final year History students at the University of Reading took a trip to Parliament. This trip was undertaken by students enrolled on the … Continue reading
‘A mixture of minds which cannot unite’: John Milton and no-fault divorce
by Dr Rachel Foxley The government’s current consultation (closing on 10 December) about making ‘no fault’ divorce quicker and easier might have drawn a robust contribution from the famous seventeenth-century poet and polemicist John Milton, if he were alive today. … Continue reading
1st December 1919: ‘Insidious Sexism’, Nancy Astor MP #MeToo
by Dr Jacqui Turner  On the day that Nancy Astor took her seat in parliament, rather than blog about an anniversary, and inspired by the recent visit of outspoken feminist MP Jess Phillips to the University of Reading, I … Continue reading
Marriage, Motherhood and being an MP: the Long View
by Dr Jacqui Turner The famous Harold Wilson misquote that a week is a long time in politics was an understatement last week, half an hour was a long time in politics. On Wednesday afternoon I had a coffee with … Continue reading
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