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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

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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

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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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“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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