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Hearts and Minds: the untold story behind votes for women

Jane Robinson, author and social historian

Date/Time: Thursday 8 February 2018, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Women won the vote 100 years ago this week. We assume the campaign for enfranchisement was all about the militant Suffragettes, but what finally won the hearts and minds of parliament and the people was an astonishing six-week suffrage march – the ‘Great Pilgrimage’ – involving thousands of ordinary, forgotten men and women. One of its starting points was Newcastle, and this lecture will tell its story.