LGBT Month: BFI Events 21st March – 21st April

The BFI is marking 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales – with screenings and events at BFI Southbank, on BFI Player and around the UK.


Graphic reproduced from the BFI advertisement on line, accessed 9/2/2018…


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Australians rate the most significant events in their lifetimes – and show the ‘fair go’ is still most valued

Same-sex marriage becoming legal was rated by as the most significant event in their history by the largest proportion of respondents. AAP/Lukas Coch

Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Women’s Protest And Activism Seminar

Fri 10 Nov 2017

10.30am – 4.30pm | 18+

 Price: £10

Location: mac birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH

Sales & Information: 0121 446 3232

Booking Info: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/event/womens-protest-and-activism-seminar



In response to the themes inherent with Sally Payen’s exhibition, The Fence And The Shadow, join the artist, curator Mandy Fowler, art and social historians and organisations campaigning for women’s rights and equality in a one-day symposium to discuss the broad-based area of women’s protest and activism and its continued relevance today.


Professor Lynda Morris – The Legacy of Women


Something extraordinary happened to the pupils of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in London in 2009. Michelle Obama visited that April while in London with her husband for a G20 summit, then asked pupils from the school to meet

Abstracts from presentations for the 2017 WHN Conference





Caitriona Beaumont


‘Women and the Wider World: The National Council of Women of Great Britain, female activism and the international campaign for peace, 1918 to 1939’


In 1918 the National Union of Women Workers joined the International Council of Women (ICW) and changed its name to the National Council of Women of Great Britain and Ireland (NCW). Despite Martin Pugh’s assertion that the NCW ‘was too widely drawn to be really coherent’ (Pugh: 2000, p. 69) the contribution of the NCW to the women’s movement in twentieth century Britain has now been recognised (Beaumont: 2013). Acting