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22 November 2018Votes for Women: Art and The Suffragettes
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Votes for Women: Art and The Suffragettes Caroline Shenton Thursday 22 November 2018

To mark 2018's centenary of women attaining the right to vote, this lecture will explore the story of suffragettes through portrayals in art. Caroline Shenton will also consider how contemporary artists choose to portray the female politicians of our time.


Caroline is an archivist, historian and author. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster and a senior archivist at The National Archives at Kew. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and has appeared on national TV and radio and reviews books for The Spectator. Her first popular history book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013.