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Suffrage Stand Up

Hosted by the LSE Library

George IV Pub, Upper Room, LSE campus, United Kingdom

Speaker

Dr Naomi Paxton

Actress and suffrage historian

100 years ago today, some women voted for the first time in a general election.

Join us for a reflection on the centenary by some of the people who created events and exhibitions, play Suffrage Bingo, and make suggestions for what was memorable and what was missing on our Suffrage Christmas tree. 

Compered by suffrage historian and actress Dr Naomi Paxton.

Dr Naomi Paxton is an actress and suffrage historian. Naomi is an Associate Fellow of the School of Advanced Study, University of London, an Associate Artist of feminist production hub Scary Little Girls, and most recently worked at Parliament on an AHRC funded project entitled What Difference Did the War Make? World War One and Votes for Women. In 2018 she was nominated for a Parliamentary Diversity and Inclusion Award for her work with the Vote 100 team.

Naomi is Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. She is the curator of Dramatic Progress: Votes for Women and the Edwardian Stage, an exhibition at the National Theatre that runs until January 2019.

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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