Hard Cell and Hard Sell: The Suffragettes

Professor Emma Rees, Institute of Gender Studies

Link to Hard Cell and Hard Sell: The Suffragettes event
Wednesday, 6th June, 2018
16:00 - 17:30
University of Chester Riverside Campus, CRV016

Emma Rees, Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, will talk about the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, which fundamentally changed the political landscape of the United Kingdom. For the first time, women were able to vote. But not all suffragettes welcomed the Act: in order to vote, a woman had to be over 30 years of age (men had to be just 21, or 19 if serving military personnel), and had to meet certain property qualifications. During her talk, Professor Rees will discuss who the Act omitted, and why, and what the consequences of those omissions were for the suffragette movement and for surely its most vocal campaigners: the Pankhurst family. She will also include examples of local suffragettes and those involved with medicine and nursing.

Host: Faculty of Health and Social Historical Society

The University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care (FHSC) Historical Society aims to unite individuals with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery and social work across the University and the wider community. The Society meets regularly for a range of talks and discussion and anyone with an interest in health and social care or social history is welcome to attend.

Admission free but booking necessary.

Please contact Roger Whiteley (r.whiteley@chester.ac.uk, 01244 511619) to confirm your place.

There is no car parking available at the Riverside Campus (formerly County Hall) and access to the lecture rooms is through the main entrance, opposite the River Dee. The address is: University of Chester, Riverside Campus, Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL.

The Faculty of Health and Social Care Riverside Museum will also be open between 1pm and 4pm.