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…

Women’s History is sent to WHN members in Spring, Summer and Autumn; digital copies are available for download.…

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

 

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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…

Small Grants Scheme (UK)

The Women’s History Network is offering a small grant of £1,000 (this grant replaces the previous grant scheme of £500) to facilitate a one day conference on women’s history organised by teaching or research staff in universities or other institutions of higher education in the UK, or by staff in FE Colleges, Museums or Heritage Sites in collaboration with anyone such institution.  The grant may be used in collaboration with other awards.  To be eligible to enter, the lead organiser/s must be members of the Women’s History Network at the time of application and at the time the activity is …

Interested in women in the church?

 


The Movement for the Ordination of Women (MOW) operated between 1979 and 1994 with the primary purpose of campaigning for women to become priests in the Church of England. They wanted a fully shared ministry of men and women in the Church of England. Some even wanted MOW to explore the opportunity to create new patterns of liturgy, perhaps new forms of a Christian Community.
In 1979, membership was around 100 which increased to 10,000 supporters by 1992. They were women and men, lay and ordained, Anglican and other denominations, from the UK and abroad. They supported the cause …

House of Lords Seminar: Update

Seminar 2 – June

Wednesday 14 June – Cttee Rm 1 House of Lords, 5.30pm for 6pm-8pm

‘A Mystery, A Mindshift, A Reckoning – Women Overcoming the Odds’

 

Women are skilled at making and uncovering mysteries. As Freud said, ‘What do women want?’ Albeit famed as a leading psychiatrist indeed ‘the’ leading psychiatrist of his day and his profession – one he almost invented himself – Freud was nonplussed by and about women. Seriously misinterpreting and dangerously misrepresenting, his view fits with a world at war with itself, a world where nothing is stable, nothing apparently real. In this …

House of Lords Seminar : WWAFE 2017 Seminar Series

House of Lords
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WWAFE 2017 SEMINAR SERIES

ENORMOUS CHANGES AT THE LAST MINUTE – WOMEN, TRUMP & BREXIT

A seminar series on women’s rights, challenges, perspectives, hopes and empowerment

 

 

 

 

 

Baroness Margaret Prosser chairs our June seminar in the 2017 series: Enormous Changes at the Last Minute – Women, Trump & Brexit. WWAFE – Chair Dr Jocelynne A. Scutt, Cttee Members Ahlam Akram, Dinner Event Organiser, Ian Beckerton, Treasurer & Administrator, continue WWAFE founder Elizabeth Sidney’s work with fundraising dinners, participation in UN CSW, and our House of Lords annual seminar series.

Enormous

OUT OF SITE, OUT OF MIND – THE WOMEN OF THE VENTILATOR

Amy Galvin’s  post first appeared in March. However, with the House of Lords seminar to be advertised in the next post it seems relevant to remind readers of women’s past in the UK Houses of Parliament. The women about whom Amy Galvin writes were indeed ‘out of site, out of mind’. Not so the women who will be speaking at the seminar and overwhelmingly forming the audience, on June 14th, 2017. Thank you again, Amy, for  this contribution that demonstrates the importance of women’s presence, not only as participants in the parliamentary process but as audiences, seminar participants and speakers. …

LIVING IN A POOR AREA INCREASES THE RISK OF ANXIETY IN WOMEN, BUT NOT MEN

Living in a poor area increases the risk of anxiety in women, but not men

First published in The Conversation : May 5, 2017 2.47pm AEST. This article is republished under Creative Commons licence.

Author :   Olivia Rimes

Olivia Rimes is a PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge

Disclosure statement

Olivia Remes received a PhD studentship from the National Institute for Health Research.

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Women living in the most deprived areas are over 60% more likely to have anxiety as …