POW! 100 Years and Counting
10 Mar 2018
It's 100 years since women first got the vote – and the position of women has changed enormously – but, as recent media coverage shows, the struggle is far from over. 5oin us for a day of talks, debate and discussion hosted by Prof. Nod Miller and explore how far we have come and where we go from here.
The day starts with an illustrated talk from Caitlin Davies about the suffragettes' journey to win us the vote and her book, Bad Girls: A History of Rebels and Renegades. On 21 5une 1906 a twenty-nine-year-old woman from Lancashire became the first suffragette to be sent to Holloway Prison, the most infamous jail for women in Europe. In total, around 1,300 suffragettes were arrested between 1906 and 1914, with the majority ending up in Holloway. What ’crimes' did they commit, how and why did they resist prison discipline, and to what extent did imprisonment serve to strengthen their cause?
Following Caitlin Davies' talk there will be the opportunity to talk to some amazing women about some of the issues which affect us all today – such as politics, work, health and family. The afternoon session starts with a choice of three panels – Gender and Sexuality; Technology and New Media; and Image and How We Are Perceived.
This will be followed by round table discussions where all these issues will be explored.
Morning session Incl. tea and coffee 10am to 1pm Tickets £7.50
Afternoon session Incl. tea and coffee 2 to 5pm
Day ticket Incl. networking lunch Tickets £20 - 10am start
There will be a pop-up bookshop during the lunch break.