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So that was International Women’s Day…

by Dr Jacqui Turner So yesterday was International Women’s Day and women were everywhere – literally we were all over the place, in the media, online, on TV and crowded around both front benches in the House of Commons as, … Continue reading

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Suffragette … but what happened next?

By Dr Jacqui Turner     With the release of the Suffragette film this month there has been an explosion of interest in women’s suffrage movements, especially in militant suffrage and the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). However consideration … 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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