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Game programme from the British Championships Southern division triple header hosted by Brighton Rockers Roller Derby 2015. This side of the programme is a fold-out poster with an illustration of two clashing roller derby players, with the text 'British Roller Derby Championships' across the centre.

NMRD Object of the Month: Roller Derby Game Programme

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. November 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is a game programme from the British Championships Southern division.

Inside one of the archive stores at GWL. Credit: GWL

Access to the Archive and Museum collections

Our archive and museum collections will be closed to researchers from 11th October to 4th November 2019.

Lil Rollers colouring book cover, featuring a gleeful young roller derby player leaping with her arms out.

NMRD Object of the Month: Lil Rollers Colouring Book

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. October 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is the Lil Rollers Colouring Book.

Qui Jin (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Qiu Jin

Qiu Jin was a Chinese revolutionary feminist and poet who was known as China’s Joan of Arc.

Sojourner Truth (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Sojourner Truth

At a meeting of women’s rights activists the noise from heckling clergymen was so bad that no one could quieten them. Then Sojourner Truth spoke out: ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ By the time she finished, the disrespect had turned to a roar of approval.

Catherine Hogg-Blair (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Catherine Hogg-Blair

Catherine Hogg-Blair was a Suffragette from East Lothian whose farm was a secret refuge for Scottish suffragettes who had been released from prison under the Cat and Mouse Act.

Doria Shafik (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Doria Shafik

Doria Shafik was one of the principal leaders of the women’s liberation movement in Egypt in the mid-1940s. She founded an Egyptian feminist organization called The Daughters of The Nile, dedicated to educating and organizing working women of all classes.

Frances McPhun (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Frances McPhun

Frances McPhun graduated with an MA in Political Economy from Glasgow University, where she and her sister Margaret were members of the University’s suffrage union. Arrested for smashing windows in London, they went on hunger strike in Holloway Prison.

Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi (Vote 100 animation screenshot)

Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi

Hatoon Ajwad al-Fassi is a women’s rights activist and an associate professor of women’s history at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia.

Get Lower! zine front cover, with the title 'Get LOWER!: tales of a roller derby rookie' in a speech buble, and a background of roller skates, hearts and lightning flashes. The zine is printed in black and white.

NMRD Object of the Month: Get Lower! zine

The National Museum of Roller Derby is the UK’s first permanent collection of ephemera and memorabilia relating to the sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby. September 2019’s NMRD Object of the month is Get Lower!, a zine about derby life created by rookie skater Dorothy Damage.