Suffragette event to be opened by Rosie Duffield MP

A free event celebrating the suffragette movement will take place at the University on Saturday March 24.

The event, entitled A Vote of My Own, will take place from 14.00 – 18.00 in Grimond Lecture Theatre 3, at the University’s Canterbury campus and will be opened by Rosie Duffield MP.

There will then be a keynote talk from Dr Anne Logan from the School of History at the University looking at the history of why women wanted to vote and highlighting examples from the women’s suffrage movement in Kent in particular.

The event will also feature a roundtable discussion with Professor Wendy Parkins from the School of English, as well as Dr Laura Schwartz from the University of Warwick, Dr Chloe Ward from Queen Mary University and Dr Clara Jones from King’s College, London, discussing their work on the suffragettes.

Furthermore, there will be poetry readings of feminist literature by students from the School of English.

There will be a wine reception at the end of the event. Attendance is free but those interested in attending are asked to book online via Eventbrite, by searching ‘A vote of my own Eventbrite’, or to email englishevents@kent.ac.uk.