A fascinating insight into the events of Census Night 1911
29 March 2014
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.
Visit 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.
Suitable for adults and young people
3.00pm – 3.45pm talk, 4.00pm – 4.30pm book signing
Booking Requirements: Booking required via Eventbrite
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