Celebrating the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in the UK, GenSex and the Institute for Creative Enterprise present the Suffragette Symposium which will examine the progress that has been made since the 1918 ‘Representation of the People Act’.
Edge Hill University was the first non-denominational teacher training college for women, founded as an institution which broke traditional barriers for women and promoted women’s rights. Academics from an array of disciplines across the University along with external speakers will explore topics around the history of the women’s suffrage movement, the suffragette as a cultural icon and the 21st century representations of suffrage and its ideologies.
The Symposium’s keynote speakers, Mary Talbot, an acclaimed author and scholar, and artist Bryan Talbot will deliver an illustrated presentation of their graphic novel Sally Heathcote: Suffragette (Cape, 2014).
The Symposium will culminate in the screening of the 2015 film Suffragette. Inspired by true events, Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children and even their lives.
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