Nancy Astor and the Tommies of the First World War: An Image Gallery of Nancy Astor’s Correspondence with Samuel Deans, by Noah Strauss First posted on March 31, 2023 by readinghistory…Read More >
News and Events
The latest news and events from the Astor project.
Women’s History Month: Jacqui Turner on ‘Nancy Astor’s Legacy’
Many thanks to the University of Reading for this short film on ‘Nancy Astor’s Legacy’: Uni of Reading on Twitter: “Nancy Astor was the first woman MP to take her…Read More >
‘Piety, Sobriety and Variety’: the first three female MPs to arrive at Westminster by Jacqui Turner
First posted by Connecting Research on 14 March 2023 Much has been written about Constance Markievicz, the first woman elected to parliament at the general election 1918 and Nancy Astor,…Read More >
Congratulations Dr Melanie Khuddro!
Announcement Here at the History Department at the University of Reading we are delighted to announce that our Astor100 stalwart and PhD researcher, Melanie Khuddro is now Dr Melanie Khuddro…Read More >
History, Gaming and Churchill’s “Promise” by Abbie Tibbott
Tucked away in a time-shift segment of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is a short conversation between the playable character, Lydia Frye, and Winston Churchill. Whilst playing the game, this short exchange…Read More >
Congratulations Alexis Bowater OBE!
The whole of the Astor100 team were delighted and extraordinarily proud to hear the news that the Alexis Bowater, Chair of the Nancy Astor Statue Committee received an OBE in…Read More >
So here we are again… sex and misogyny in Parliament by Dr Jacqui Turner
So here we are again, after a weekend of press and parliamentary misogyny, the subsequent outrage will inevitably simmer down and go away until the next time…and the next time……Read More >
The census: a treasure trove of material for historians by Peter Jolly
In the spirit of the upcoming widening research focus of the Astor100 web pages, we are pleased to present a blog on the importance and utilisation of the 1921 census by…Read More >
#IWD2022 Benchwarmer to Battleaxe: Nancy Astor and her Maiden Speech, by Abbie Tibbott
Nancy Astor was Britain’s first elected woman to take her seat in Parliament. In a political career that spanned over thirty years, Astor recognised her position as the first female…Read More >
NEWS AND EVENTS: Upcoming update to Astor100 pages
We are in the process of updating the Astor100 pages to create a space for broader research on Astor and the gendererd politics of the interwar period. Please bear with…Read More >