Things to do during Women’s History Month

Are you looking for something to do this Women’s History Month? Well, look no further as here are a list of activities to suit every budget!

  • Celebrate Women’s History with Tower Hamlets Council: ‘A diverse range of events including talks, documentaries, exhibitions and health and wellbeing days will celebrate women’s contributions to society and focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment as the council joins community groups to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month 2019.The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 on 8 March is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”’.
  • Women of London:

British Women Documentary Makers 1935 – 55 symposium registration open

We are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the symposium,

British Women Documentary Film-Makers, 1930 – 1955, at the London School of Economics on Friday 5 April 2019.

As the work of film-makers including Jill Craigie, Kay Mander and Marion Grierson testify, women played a significant part in the early decades of British documentary and informational filmmaking. Women were a vital part of the war effort and this was apparent in the films made by the Ministry of Information as well as newsreels, documentaries and dramas. Women also worked behind the camera as directors, editors and scriptwriters …

Women’s History Seminars

Institute of Historical Research
University of London
Senate House
Malet Street

All are welcome.  No need to book.

All seminars at 17.15, IHR Room N301 (Third Floor, Pollard Room) (unless stated otherwise)

28 September 2018

Louise Ryan (Sheffield) The Irish Votes for Women Movement and the tricky relationship with British Suffragists

While there was much that united Irish and British suffragists, not least their shared campaign for the vote from the Westminster parliament, it would be wrong to underestimate the important differences between these two movements.  British women were fighting for enfranchisement from their own parliament, even though the government …

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,…