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Rise Up Women! the remarkable lives of the suffragettes

Hosted by the LSE Library

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, United Kingdom

Speaker

Diane Atkinson

Biographer, lecturer and curator, specialising in women's history.

Chair

Dr Helen Pankhurst

Research Fellow at LSE Department of Gender Studies

Diane Atkinson talks about the campaign for the vote and new names that emerged from her research, which examines the contribution made by working-class women.

A hundred years on from some women getting the vote, Diane Atkinson celebrates the lives of the women who answered the call to 'Rise Up' in a new book; a richly diverse group that spanned the divides of class and country, women of all ages who were determined to fight for what had been so long denied. Actresses to mill-workers, teachers to doctors, seamstresses to scientists, clerks, boot-makers and sweated workers, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English; a wealth of women's lives are brought together for the first time, in this meticulously researched, vividly rendered and truly defining biography of a movement.

The book will be on sale after the talk.

This is an event in LSE Library's series of activities marking the centenary of women getting the vote in 1918.

The British Library of Political and Economic Science was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.

Follow the debate on Twitter: #LSESuffrage18

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