So that was International Women’s Day… by Dr Jacqui Turner

READING HISTORY

by Dr Jacqui Turner

So yesterday was International Women’s Day and women were everywhere – literally we were all over the place, in the media, online, on TV and crowded around both front benches in the House of Commons as, in yesterday’s budget, the Chancellor announced a further £5 million for projects to celebrate the centenary of the partial franchise in 1918:

It is important that we not only celebrate next year’s Centenary but also that we educate young people about its significance. It was the decisive step in the political emancipation of women in this country and this money will go to projects to mark its significance and remind us all just how important it was.

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Yes, it was, and yes, it is. My initial reaction, of course, is that this should be done in schools every year and beyond a few weeks on the GCSE History curriculum.   So…

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2 Comments

  1. I am no longer certain the place you’re getting your info, however great topic.

    I must spend some time studying more or working out more.

    Thank you for excellent info I was in search of this info for my mission.

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    1. Lourdes – Thank you for taking the time to read the blog. Most of this comes from my research on Nancy Astor and the papers of Nancy Astor. They are not digitised or available online but here is a link to the collection https://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/collections/sc-astor-nancy.aspx . Also, this link to the UK Parliament history pages (also some of my research) might help too https://www.parliament.uk/nancyastor . Good luck and thank you once again – Jacqui

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