15 February 2018

Women, citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol women in politics

In this talk, Professor June Hannam and local suffrage historian Lucienne Boyce will look at women’s participation in local and national politics following the Representation of the People Act 1918.

They will consider why women wanted the vote; how the Representation of the People Act 1918 affected both the municipal and Parliamentary franchise; and how women prepared for their new status as citizens.

They will explore these and related questions with a focus on Bristol, using local case studies, including the careers of Mabel Tothill and Emily Smith.

Speakers: June Hannam and Lucienne Boyce
June Hannam is Professor Emerita of Modern British History at UWE and Lucienne Boyce is an independent scholar.

This is a UWE Regional History Centre talk.