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Flora Murray, 1869 to 1923

Flora Murray World War One

Bedford College alumna, 1892

Flora Murray joined the Women's Social and Political Union in 1908, and acted as physician to the militants, providing first aid at demonstrations for those who partook in hunger-strikes.

She ran the nursing home that cared for WSPU recovering from hunger-strikes with fellow alumna Louisa Garrett Anderson, who remained her constant companion until her death.

Murray also spoke at meetings and rallies, marched in processions and campaigned with other doctors against the forcible feeding of prisoners.


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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