Parliament, Women, and the Vote

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 25th February 2020

Time: 7.00pm

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA

Description: On 6 February 1918, the Representation of the People Act gave the vote to virtually all men and to women over the age of 30 who met a property qualification. This talk will use items from Parliament's archives and art collections to explore the story of Parliament, women, and the vote. It will cover the peaceful suffragist campaign led by Millicent Fawcett, the militant suffragette campaign led by Emmeline Pankhurst, how the 1918 Act came to pass, and the election of the first women MPs.

How to book: The Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050 E: Buy tickets online:

Price: Free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor tickets: £6.00, concessions £4.00.

Tel: 01503 230106



Organiser: Alan H. Cousins

Lecturer: Dr Mari Takayanagi (Senior Archivist, Parliamentary Archives)

Region: South-West England

Branch: Plymouth

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