Friday, 2 February 2018

Votes for Women - Centenary of the Representation of the People Act

It is 100 years on 6th February since the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed.  This
gave women over thirty the right to vote for the first time in the UK.  Before this, women were not allowed to vote in general elections at all.

The Museum of London is running a series of exhibitions and events between 2 February and 27 March.  This weekend they are running a family-friendly event exploring the work of the suffragettes (members of the women’s suffrage movement, who fought to give women the right to vote) - why not check it out?

To find out more about the suffragette movement try Sally Nicholls’ brilliant novel Things A Bright Girl Can Do about three young Suffragettes from different backgrounds.  It is book of the month and on our wish list!

Channel 4 are also showing the acclaimed film, Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter this Saturday evening.

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