Votes for Women! Art and the Suffragettes @ Cambridge University Library, Cambridge [15 March]

Votes for Women! Art and the Suffragettes

17:30 - 18:30

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Cambridge University Library
Cambridge University Library, West Road, CB3 9DR Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
To mark the centenary of women first getting the vote, this talk by Dr Caroline Shenton will explore the story of the suffragettes through their portrayal in art. Drawing on cartoons, postcards and posters the story will focus particularly on output the Artist's Suffrage League and the Suffrage Atelier, and will also look at their impact on the art of the Houses of Parliament itself.

Dr Caroline Shenton was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London. Her book The Day Parliament Burned Down won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and its acclaimed sequel, Mr Barry’s War, about the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, was a Book of the Year in 2016 for The Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine. During 2017 Caroline was a Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library.

You are welcome to arrive anytime before the talk to see the University Library's exhibition of women's suffrage posters, which are on display in the Entrance Hall.

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