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A Century of Women MPs Conference. Speakers include Rachel Reeves, MP and Dr Jacqui Turner, University of Reading


This conference, to be held in Portcullis House, Westminster, London, forms a part of celebrations of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 and the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act 1918 together with the 90th anniversary of the Equal Franchise Act 1928.

There will be two public events during the conference, the first is a round-table discussion, chaired by Baroness Hayman, former Lord Speaker and life peer, of the experiences of women MPs, the second is a lecture given by Rachel Reeves MP entitled, ‘Women of Westminster’.

Attendees can also enjoy keynote addresses from Dr Jacqui Turner (University of Reading) about Nancy Astor – ‘”Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones”: Nancy Astor breaching the gender divide 1919-1923’, and Professor Krista Cowman (University of Lincoln) about ‘The First Women Candidates’. The will also be the opportunity to see the Vote 100 projects landmark exhibition Voice and Vote in Westminster Hall.

Registister for the conference  here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/being-a-woman-mp-round-table-discussion-with-former-and-sitting-members-tickets-47917731224

Further information about the round-table event and the Rachel Reeves lecture can be found here:



5 September 2018 @ 10:00 am
7 September 2018 @ 6:00 pm