CWRC NEWS AND EVENTS

23 JAN 2018
Cambridge celebrates a 100 years of Women's Suffrage


2018 marks 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 – the act which allowed some women in the UK the right to vote. To mark this centenary, Cam Vote 100 has planned lots of exciting events this February to celebrate the courage and resilience of the women of Cambridge.

 

Headlining this programme is an International Conference to Commemorate the Centenary of the 1918 Reform Act. The conference on the 3rd of February will explore women’s suffrage and political activism leading up to the first world war with a focus on the relationship between suffragist, suffragettes, feminists, socialists, peace campaigners and the labour movement. The event is organised by Murray Edwards College, the Anglia Ruskin Labour History Department and the Cambridge University Library.

 

Other highlights upcoming in February include:

 

 

Any funds collected at the events will go to local women's organisations. These are Cambridge Rape Crisis, Cambridge Women's Aid, Turtle Dove Cambridge and our very own CWRC.

 

For more information check out the following link:

 

http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/100-years-of-votes-for-women

 

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