Astor 100 and women’s parliamentary history: Where do we go from here?

26 Feb 2020, 18:00 - 20:30

Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2LW

Statue of Nancy Astor

The History of Parliament Trust is delighted to invite you to this free event in collaboration with the University of Reading.

Join us for a panel discussion to explore the successes of the Astor 100 project, which took place throughout 2019 to mark 100 years of women in the House of Commons, as well as the lessons learnt for “doing” women’s parliamentary history in the public sphere.

Our panellists are Dr Jacqui Turner (national programme lead for Astor 100), Alexis Bowater (the driving force behind the Lady Astor statue campaign), Hayley Gibbs (sculptor), and Professor Julie Gottlieb (expert in early twentieth century women’s political history and historical consultant for the Millicent Fawcett statue).

This event will be a forum to discuss women’s political history and its integration into the narrative of parliamentary history following the UK Parliament Vote 100 project in 2018 (which marked 100 years of votes for women) and Astor 100. We will invite questions and comments after the panel discussion, followed by the opportunity to view the Astor 100 touring display and chat with our panellists.

Please note that you will have to go through airport-style security to gain entrance. We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the start of the talk. At busy times there is often a queue.

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