The Women in the Room: Labour's forgotten women

Hosted by the LSE Library

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, New Academic Building, United Kingdom


Nan Sloane

Training Coordinator of the Labour Women's Network


Professor Anne Phillips

Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government

Nan Sloane tells the story of the remarkable women who were present at the origins of the Labour Party and contributed to its earliest campaigns, many of whom have been forgotten.

She argues that women made real and substantial contributions to Labour's earliest years and had a significant impact on the Party's ability to attract and maintain women's votes after World War I.

There will be a chance to buy a signed copy of the book after the event.

Nan Sloane is Training Coordinator of the Labour Women's Network, a former Labour councillor and Regional Director of the Labour Party. She is currently a member of Fawcett Society's 'Does Local Government work for women' Commission. She is the author of In Our Own Words: A Dictionary of Women's Political Quotations; A Great Act of Justice: The Flapper Election and After and lead author of Sex & Power 2014: Who Runs Britain?

Professor Anne Phillips is the Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science in the Department of Government. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003 and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2013, and in 2016 received the Sir Isaiah Berlin Award for Lifetime Contribution to Political Studies.

The Women’s Library is hosting a number of book events for feminist book fortnight (4 to 18 May @FeministBkFt19) relating to the theme of the exhibition on women in the professions. These events have limited capacity, particularly those in the library gallery, and are bookable via Eventbrite.

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