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Hearts and Minds: the untold story behind votes for women - Insights Public Lecture
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  • Thursday 8th February 2018 17:30 (1 hour, 15 mins)
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Jane Robinson, author and social historian

Thursday 8th February, 17:30-18:45

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.

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

Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. The aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate.

Many speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. The lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

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All lectures are free and open to all, with spaces allocated on a first-come first-served basis. For more popular talks an overspill room will be in operation.

Recordings of some past lectures can be found here.

Location

  • Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
  • Newcatle University
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE1 7RU

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