WSPU postcard of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst arrested on 13 October 1908, on a charge of conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace; from  LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/02/064…


The Home Front, WHN Conference image 2014. Image courtesy Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service…


Eleanor Rathbone campaigning (unsuccessfully) for election as an independent candidate for East Toxteth in Liverpool in 1922; from LSE Library’s collections COLL MISC 1104…


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The Women’s Land Army in Britain during the Second World War; from the collections of The Imperial War Museum (IWM non commercial licence).…


1970s London from the series On a Good Day by Al Vandenberg; © Victoria and Albert Museum, London…


WSPU waitresses at a fund-raising event at The Women’s Exhibition in London May 1909; from LSE Library’s collections, TWL/2002/387




Millicent Garrett Fawcett addressing  an estimated 50,000 women  at a mass suffrage rally in Hyde Park on 26 July 1913; from LSE Library’s collections, 7JCC/O/01/177…

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Women’s History Summer 2015

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Special issue on ‘New Perspectives on Women and the Great War’.


  • Maggie Andrews on Rethinking the significance of the ‘Home’ in the West Midlands Home Front, 4
  • Charmian Cannon on World War in a Hertfordshire Village, 9
  • Mari Takayanagi on Women staff in the ‘Westminster Village’ during the First World War, 12
  • Sarah Pedersen on Ladies ‘doing their bit’ for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland, 16
  • Jane McDermid on The Scottish Women’s

British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century. Edited by Teresa Barnard


Highlighting the remarkable women who found ways around the constraints placed on their intellectual growth, this collection shows that long eighteenth-century women usurped subjects perceived as masculine to contribute to scientific, political, philosophical and theological debate and progress. This volume goes beyond traditional readings of women’s creativity to add fresh, sometimes controversial, insights into the female view of the intellectual world. Teresa Barnard. British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century. Available 14th July 2015 from Ashgate. View at www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472437457. WHN members can claim a discount of 50% by using the code 50CMY15N when ordering.…

New one-woman play about EGLANTYNE JEBB

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EGLANTYNE, a new one woman play exploring the inspiring life of Eglantyne Jebb, a courageous, charming, passionate, humanitarian, human rights activist and founder of Save the Children, launched at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn on 11 June and is now touring in the UK – coming soon to Cambridge’s Mumford Theatre on Thu 2 July and to the Georgian Theatre Royal, North Yorkshire, on Fri 10 July. 

Women’s Poetry in the Great War


Friday 3 July, 6 – 8pm Royal College of Nursing, London W1

In 1918, volunteer nurse (VAD) Alberta Vickridge entered a poetry competition for men and women on war service. Her poem, ‘Out of the Conflict’ won the competition. The consolation prize went to Wilfred Owen for his ‘Song of Songs’. Alberta went on to become a famous poet in her own right and won further competitions. Yet she is scarcely remembered today, one of countless female war poets who are seriously neglected.

Lunchtime Talk – Catherine Booth: Mother of The Salvation Army

Catherine Booth - 29 June 2015

Monday, 29th June 2015  1.00pm – 2.00pm

Free – booking required, William Booth Birthplace Museum / Salvation Army Complex, 14 Notintone Place, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QG

In observation of the 150th anniversary of the founding of The Salvation Army, this talk by Danny Wells will explore the life, work, impact and legacy of Catherine Booth. Catherine Booth (nee Mumford) was fortified with the spirit and convictions of early 19th century rural Methodism of the Midlands. Having met a kindred spirit in William Booth of Nottingham, they were to take their pre-industrial Methodist creed into the religious and political fulcrum …

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