History

  • Visible Women

    Who was Constance Markievicz, the first female MP?

    A portrait of the suffragette and Irish revolutionary has just been gifted to the UK parliament. Here’s why she was so important.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Visible Women

    England’s first female barrister was a tireless advocate for women’s rights

    This week’s Forgotten Woman is Helena Normanton, the first woman to practise at the bar in England and a champion of gender equality.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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    Visible Women

    “Emmeline Pankhurst wasn’t perfect, but she was still a hero”

    14 July is Emmeline Pankhurst Day. The leading suffragette was flawed, divisive and autocratic – and we should never forget her.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
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  • Life

    This is why everyone keeps singing ‘It’s coming home’

    This is why everyone keeps singing ‘It’s coming home’

    Posted by
    Susan Devaney
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    Visible Women

    The incredible true story of the first woman to fly solo around the world

    More than 50 years ago, Jerrie Mock made history by taking to the skies in a plane called Charlie. And she never looked back.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Visible Women

    6 queer women from history we all need to remember this Pride

    From Audre Lorde to Marsha P Johnson, these women owned their identities in the face of discrimination.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Life

    Londoners, you will love this Frida Kahlo inspired rooftop feast

    Celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo with a night of food, fashion and feminism

    Posted by
    Megan Murray
    Published
  • Visible Women

    The true story of Daphne Oram, the mother of modern electronic music

    Born in Wiltshire in 1925, she went on to change the sound of music forever.

    Posted by
    Anna-Marie Crowhurst
    Published
  • Visible Women

    Michelle Keegan discovers her remarkable connection to Emmeline Pankhurst

    How the Our Girl actress reacted when she learned her ancestor was a suffragist

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published
  • Visible Women

    This 6-month season of events will celebrate women’s history in London

    The Women: Work and Power season will run from the end of May until November.

    Posted by
    Moya Crockett
    Published