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Fighting for a ‘Land Fit for Heroes’: Women’s Suffrage

Fighting for a ‘Land Fit for Heroes’: Women’s Suffrage

Part of the Workers’ Educational Association three week short course

20 November 2014

Time 13:00 - 15:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost £18.60 for three week course (free to those in receipt of means tested benefits)

Workers' Educational AssociationThe Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are running a three week short course which links to our current changing exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes.  Many people were involved in trying to change big political questions before the start of World War I.  This course will be a study of the three central political questions on the home front before the war, and as the war ended; Women, Irish Home Rule, and the Trades Union struggle.

This three week course will look at the influence the war had on:

  • Week 1, Thursday 20 November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Women’s Suffrage
    The role that women played in the war effort, changes to employment practices, the Pankhursts’ support and opposition to the war, post war, women and the vote
  • Week 2, Thursday 27 November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Irish Home Rule
    Home Rule movement, James Connolly and the 1916 Easter Rising, repression, post war, the Irish Civil War and the partition of Ireland
  • Week 4, Thursday 4 December, 1.00pm – 3.00pm: Workers’ Strikes
    Workers in the great unrest, the growth of trades unions, unions and the war effort, post war, on the brink of revolution 1919, Glasgow rent strike, pay strikes, the mass strike of 1919

Part of the First World War Centenary ProgrammeFirst World War Centenary, Led By IWM

Suitable for adults aged 19 and over

The exhibition A Land Fit For Heroes is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Booking Requirements: Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or booking online via WEA’s website.  Please quote course ref C3836480

  • Please note this is a three week course; attendees are required to book onto all three weeks of the course