Exhibition: At Last! Votes for Women

This exhibition CLOSED on Fri, 31st Aug 2018

This exhibition has finished.

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Cost: Free of Charge


At Last! Votes for Women features archive items and objects - including three banners and sashes - showing the campaign methods of the three main groups for women’s suffrage, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and the Women’s Freedom League (WFL).

It concentrates on the last (and often bitter) years of the long campaign of the struggle for women's right to vote from 1908 - 1914, with the inclusion of prison diaries and leaflets detailing tactics, such as 'rushing' the House of Commons.

The exhibition takes the narrative of the fight to vote through to the final years of the First World War when the right for all men and some women was passed in Parliament.

With the unveiling of a statue of Millicent Garrett Fawcett - the first woman to have a sculpture in Parliament Square - the archives on display give an insight into her tactful diplomacy and drive to get at least a limited franchise in 1918.

It features correspondence between Garrett Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst as well as Herbert Asquith and Lloyd George and displays the muted celebration of the vote, held when war was still in progress.


Contact and Booking Details

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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Location

LSE Library,

10 Portugal Street,
London,
WC2A 2HD

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