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Caroline Phillips: Scottish suffragette and journalist
10th March, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pmFree
Caroline Phillips was the leader of the Aberdeen suffragettes from 1907-09 and her correspondence with WSPU leaders offers a unique insight into the suffrage campaign. By exploring her letters we’ll learn about her involvement in militant action in Scotland, and how her career as a woman journalist helped and hindered her adherence to ‘the Cause’.
Caroline Phillips: Scottish suffragette and journalist, Saturday 10th March, 1pm to 3.30pm, 16+, Women only
Facilitated by Professor Sarah Pedersen of Robert Gordon University, attendees will receive a copy of the recently published edition of Caroline’s correspondence.
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time. This act did not give all women the vote but it is seen as a significant precursor to the eventual Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act of 1928. Throughout 2018 we’ll be marking this year with special events and projects so look out for more GWL Vote 100 activities here.
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