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Over 80 people attended a lecture about the Suffragettes at Essex Records Office on 1 September 2009. The lecture was given by Mari Takayanagi, Archivist at Parliamentary Archives, as part of the Breaking Barriers adult education programme developed by Parliamentary Outreach.
As well as talking about the Suffragettes and Suffragists, Mari talked about the collections at Parliamentary Archives and how they are accessible to all. The people who attended were members of the Essex History Group who meet monthly to listen to lectures on a variety of subjects relating to history.
More free events are available as part of the Breaking Barriers project:
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For more information about Essex Records Office please email Mark Curteis, Heritage and Learning Officer on
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