The provision of women’s education provides a unique insight into the campaign for Suffrage. Archival material from Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, including commentaries by students and staff in the form of diaries, magazines and letters, charts the reception of both Suffrage and the Suffragettes in the Colleges and beyond.
Loans from the Museum of London and Women’s Library, including hunger strike medals and sashes, position the College material in the wider context of the campaign for women’s rights. The exhibition culminates in an examination of what the Representation of the People Act really meant and for whom.
Suffrage: Education, Activism and Votes for Women will be accompanied by:
- Curators’ Introduction - 24 January, 1.15pm to 1.45pm, Exhibition Space, Davison Building
- Curatorial Skills Workshop - 29 January, 12.00noon to 12.45pm, Exhibition Space, Davison Building
- Lecture, Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye’s Suffrage Diary by Elizabeth Crawford, Researcher and Writer, 22nd February, 6:15pm, Windsor Auditorium
- Lunchtime talk on Anti-suffrage campaigners by Dr Alex Windscheffel, 14 March, 1pm-1.45pm, Exhibition Space, Davison Building