Jane Arthur

Jane Arthur, 1827-1907

“My name is Jane Arthur and I was a suffragist from Paisley. In 1873 I became the first Scottish woman to be elected to a Scottish school board. I campaigned for women’s suffrage, as well as temperance, and in 1892 I created the Arthur Fellowship to promote the medical education of women. My husband and I contributed to the building of the Paisley model lodging-house and provided mid-morning tea for the inmates of the poor house.”

Researched by GWL and read by Anna Forrest

Animation by Clémence J., Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, Dundee

Location: Paisley, Scotland

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