Census 21 – Suffragettes and the Census

As part of the run up to Census 2021, community interest company Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage and the University of Brighton (The Centre for Memory, Narratives and Histories) have set up a series of public talks on key themes.

On 8th March, we are hosting a free online panel discussion and Q&A on the subject of the Suffragettes & the census. This is for International Women’s Day 2021.

We welcome speakers: Dr Margaretta Jolly (Sussex University), Karen Antoni (Brighton Museum), Dr Diana Wilkins, and Nicola Benge (Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage) to explore themes including Sussex suffrage struggles, the development of women’s rights, research tools for exploring suffragette history and the background to the right to vote.

During this two hour session, our speakers will look at the broader issues around the historical census of 1911 to situate histories of women, suffragism and the right to vote with a specific reference to Sussex.

Each talk will last around 20 minutes. We will then have a session on how to use Find My Past to research 20th century women’s history to offer skills in this aspect. Finally, we will have a Q&A to explore the suffragettes and the right to vote in a wider historical context.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation.

Visit http://strikealight.org/to find out more

Other talks during March are listed here –


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