Honouring the memory of Emily Wilding Davison

Posted on 10/03/2014
Emily Wilding Davison (English, 1893, Royal Holloway College)

The Member of Parliament Emily Thornberry has launched a petition to erect a statue in Parliament of our alumna Emily Wilding Davison.

Emily Wilding Davison was a prominent suffragette who fought for women to have the right to vote. She died after stepping in front of the King's horse at the Epsom Derby.

Emily Thornberry has launched the petition to erect a statue of Wilding Davison, citing the fact that of 100 non-royal statues in the Palace of Westminster, just six are of women.

To sign the petition, click here.

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