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“Piety, Sobriety and Variety”: The first 3 female MPs to arrive at Westminster, by Dr Jacqui Turner
Much has been written about Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to parliament at the general election 1918 and Nancy Astor, the first woman to take her seat in parliament a year later via a carefully controlled by-election. However, much … Continue reading
A Garden Party I would like to have attended… Cliveden 18th July 1928. #OTD from the Nancy Astor Archive
by Rachel Newton, UROP student This summer, I have a research internship working with Dr Jacqui Turner on a University Research Opportunity Programme (UROP) within the History Department and in collaboration with Special Collections here at the University of Reading. … 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
Nancy Astor: Art in Parliament
We are very pleased to announce that Dr Jacqui Turner’s work for Parliament on the installation of the Nancy Astor bust, in association with Vote100, is completed. Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, was elected to Parliament on 15 November 1919. She took her … Continue reading
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“I will miss the House; the House won’t miss me.”* The resignation of Nancy Astor MP (1919-1945)
By Shira Kilgallon, Lauren Rhydderch and Jacqui Turner In July 1945 Nancy Astor left parliament under a cloud of personal and professional regret. Her exit was fraught, blighted the remainder of her life and her relationship with her … Continue reading
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