1918 – 2018: 100 Years of the Women’s Vote in Britain: How Far Have We Come?

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Date / time: 16 June, 9:30 am - 8:00 pm

London South Bank University

1918 - 2018: 100 Years of the Women's Vote in Britain: How Far Have We Come?

LSBU Centre for Social Justice and Global Responsibility and Gender and Sexualities Research Group

2018 marks the centenary of the women’s vote in Britain. In contrast to the many historical events taking place around the country to celebrate 100 years of the women’s vote, this event will combine a historical and contemporary approach reflecting on how winning political citizenship has impacted on women’s lives in a number of key areas namely: work, politics and activism, criminal justice, STEM, migration and agency, and academia.

The conference will feature six panels on these themes with a range of speakers including academics, activists and professional experts. Our keynote speaker is Sam Smethers, CEO of The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality. Our conference ends with a Roundtable Session featuring a number of guests, including Professor Louise Ryan, University of Sheffield, Professor Sarah Childs, Birkbeck, University of London and Professor Shan Wareing, Pro-VC, LSBU, offering a personal reflection on how far women have come since winning the vote in 1918. The day’s events include lunch and an evening reception along with a performance by Dr Naomi Paxton, Vote100, and short film screenings.

We hope to provide a free fully staffed crèche (depending on demand) for attendees with childcare responsibilities. This is to be confirmed with an update coming very soon.

This event will appeal to academics, students and the general public who want to spend the day exploring how political citizenship matters to women, who are curious to find out more about gender equality issues over the past one hundred years and who would like the opportunity to engage in discussion and debate around female activism and female experiences in a friendly and informal environment.

To download the full programme and to register please click on the link: http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/whats-on/100-years-womens-vote-britain-160618