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Vanishing for the Vote – author talk and book signing

Vanishing for the Vote – author talk and book signing

A fascinating insight into the events of Census Night 1911

29 March 2014

24 February – 27 April 2014, Vanishing for the Vote @ People's History Museum, 'Reliable' comic postcard, about 1911 © Jill Liddington Collection

Time 15:00 - 16:30

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation

The Liberal government demanded every household comply with its census requirements.  So suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott.  Many did.  Some wrote ‘Votes for Women’ boldly across their census forms.  Others hid in darkened houses or, in the case of Emily Wilding Davison, in a cupboard within the Houses of Parliament.

29 March 2014, Vanishing for the Vote, author & Research Fellow Dr Jill LiddingtonVisit the Vanishing for the Vote exhibition and join author and research fellow Dr Jill Liddington for the fascinating insight into the events of Census Night 1911.  Jill is co-author of One Hand Tied behind Us (Virago) which quickly became a suffrage classic.  Her most recent book, Rebel Girls:Their Fight For The Vote (Virago) was shortlisted for the Portico Book Prize.  She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. 

Part of Manchester Histories Festival and Wonder Women Radical Manchester.

Suitable for adults and young people

3.00pm – 3.45pm talk, 4.00pm – 4.30pm book signing

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