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Suffrage: Education, Activism and Votes for Women

Suffrage: Education, Activism and Votes for Women
Date
15/01/2018 - 17/03/2018
Location:
Emily Wilding Davison Building, Windsor Auditorium Building
Description
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.

Staging Suffrage

Staging Suffrage
Date
06/02/2018
Location:
Egham high street, Founder's Square
Description
Suffrage drama was a rich theatrical genre alive with political potential during the campaign for women's suffrage. Now the Staging Suffrage team revive excerpts from these plays in sites that still resonate with the cause 100 years on, across Royal Holloway's campus, and the local areas of Egham and Englefield Green, re-connecting place, memory, and politics for 21st century audiences.

Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye's Suffrage Diary

Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Frye's Suffrage Diary
Date
22/02/2018
Location:
Windsor Building Auditorium
Description
Kate Frye (1878-1959) kept a diary from the age of nine until a few months before her death. This voluminous diary is now held in Royal Holloway's Archives. Between 1906 and 1915 Kate was actively involved in the women's suffrage campaign, first as a volunteer and then, from 1911 as a paid organizer for the New Constitutional Society for Women's Suffrage. This illustrated talk will recount something of her life as a suffrage foot-soldier as well as drawing on her accounts of the many spectacular suffrage scenes she witnessed – such as the 'Black Friday' riot in Parliament Square (18 November 1910), Emily Wilding Davison's funeral procession through London (14 June 1913), and the riot as Mrs Pankhurst led a demonstration at the gates of Buckingham Palace on 21 May 1914. For further information please click on the link above.

Emily – An English language Noh play

Emily – An English language Noh play
Date
24 - 25/02/2018
Location:
Handa Noh Theatre
Description
This newly written piece explores the legacy of Royal Holloway alumnus and suffragette Emily Wilding Davison's death at the Epsom Derby in 1913. It is written as a Nô, a traditional Japanese theatre form dating from the fourteenth century that uses mask, dance, music and chant to tell stories about famous figures from the past.

Donna/Femme/Frau/Mujer: Women Artists and Activists

Donna/Femme/Frau/Mujer: Women Artists and Activists
Date
02/03/2018
Description
A celebration of international women's art and activism that will investigate the links between aesthetics and politics.

The changing Role of Women in the 19th century

The changing Role of Women in the 19th century
Date
06/03/2018
Location:
Picture Gallery
Description
Looking at paintings and sculptures from the art collection this tour explores the changing role of women in the 19th century.

Dame Ethel Smyth / Composer, Suffragette, Surrey resident: VOTE100 at Royal Holloway

Dame Ethel Smyth / Composer, Suffragette, Surrey resident: VOTE100 at Royal Holloway
Date
09/03/2018
Location:
Picture Gallery - Founder's Building
Description
As part of Suffrage 2018, this concert celebrates the life of Dame Ethel Smyth (1858-1944).

distant voices, current drifts: VOTE100 at Royal Holloway

distant voices, current drifts: VOTE100 at Royal Holloway
Date
09/03/2018
Location:
Emily Wilding Davison Building, Founder's Square
Description
Through a series of concurrent performances across campus featuring renowned flautist, Carla Rees, College composer Nathan James Dearden, Royal Holloway New Music Collective, plus 8 new works by students from the Royal Holloway University of London Department of Music, the audience will journey through an outdoor installation of musical memos reflecting on Human Rights, Equal Rights and LGBTQ+ Rights.

Suffrage in Bloomsbury: Writing Women in Bedford Square

Suffrage in Bloomsbury: Writing Women in Bedford Square
Date
17/03/2018
Location:
11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF
Description
This one day event showcases a series of works remembering the contribution of women to the social and political life of Bloomsbury and Bedford College c. 1850-1914.

The LiberTea Project

The LiberTea Project
Date
30/03/2018
Location:
Emily Wilding Davison Building
Description
Egham Rangers (GirlGuides UK) invite you to tea, and to learn all about their new Guiding Challenge Badge.
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To mark the centenary of votes for women, Royal Holloway, University of London, and the UK Parliament have developed a range of resources and an online course exploring the history of women's rights and suffrage.

 
 
 
 

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