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International Women’s Day: Inspirational Women from History
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, members of staff and students from our department have nominated their inspirational women from history! Dr Jacqui Turner – Mary Wollstonecraft For me, it is Mary Wollstonecraft. There is always a temptation to choose … Continue reading
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
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
Posted in British History, Cultural History, In the Media, Intellectual History, International History, News Tagged House of Commons, International Women's Day 2017, international womens' day, IWD, IWD 2017, observations, Parliament, politics, University of Reading, Westminster, Women history, women in history, women in politics, women's history, women's history month, Womenshistory Leave a comment
“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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