Telling Her Story: Women’s History, Heritage and the Built Environment

Wrest Park, Bedfordshire
Monday 19th March 2018, 9:30am – 5:00pm

Tickets are available by calling our dedicated ticket sales team on +44(0) 370 333 1183
Tickets: £30 (a limited number of free tickets for students/ unwaged are available)*

‘Telling Her Story’ will bring together heritage professionals and academics to explore the diverse roles and experiences of women at historic sites. Whether in country houses or castles, women have played a pivotal role in shaping the built environment and in influencing the course of history. Yet, more often than not, their …

Aldeburgh, Women and the Vote

I work at The Red House, the former home of Benjamin Britten, and we are organising a number of events for 2018—the first of which is to mark the anniversary of women getting the vote, at Aldeburgh Community Centre on Saturday 10 February. 

It’ll be a discussion afternoon, looking initially at the background to the Suffragette/Suffragist movement, then at some prominent local campaigners (Fawcett and Garrett Anderson); but we will also be discussing what the change in law meant to women in the area (or anywhere in the country) who weren’t eminent, wealthy, etc. The second half of the afternoon …

Gender/ mobility/ sea/ women’s history

Thurs 16 Nov London. Paper: Gendered mobility at sea 1960-2017; Comparing women’s changing seagoing roles in the Royal and Merchant Navies by Dr Jo Stanley.

SEMINAR: Transport & Mobilities History group, (

VENUE: The Peter Marshall Room, N204, Second Floor,  at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Senate House, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HU. Tel 0207 862 8740.

TIME: 5.30pm.

PLEASURE: It’s free and afterwards there will be a small launch party for Jo’s new book, Women and the Royal Navy by Jo Stanley, IB Tauris/NMRN,…

Women and the Royal Navy

Sat 25 Nov, PortsmouthWomen and the Royal Navy, all-day seminar. £45. This academic event is where the new approach to writing the histories of women in the navy will be revealed.  See the programme and booking details at

Jo Stanley and Hannah Roberts will sign their new books there — at special discount prices.…

Suffragette Symposium Edge Hill 28th Feb 2018

Edge Hill University’s GenSex and ICE, as part of  The Wonder Women Campaign: 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote offer a call for papers for a

Suffragette Symposium

On 28th February 2018 at Edge Hill University, 2-9pm…