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May 2018

History Festival Talk | Objecting In Conscience

10th May 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£3.50

Join Dr Judith Rowbotham in exploring the fascinating - and tension-riddled - history of vaccination. Discover how the term 'contentious objector' was used originally for people against the dangers of vaccination, a belief for which parents were even prepared to be imprisoned.

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May 2019

RE-IMAGINING A 1919 PLYMOUTH CITIZENS’ ASSOCIATION “AT HOME” AFTERNOON

May 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£2.50 – £5

In 1919 Plymouth Sutton became the first English constituency to elect a woman MP, Nancy Astor. That same month the first two women were elected to Plymouth Council. Astor's election leaflet said: 'I believe I know the real Plymouth, its children and women and its social problems...' So did the Plymouth Citizens' Association. What did they think should be done next? How could they work with Astor to best effect? Jo Loosemore of the BBC's listening project hosts a 'sofa…

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‘THE WOMAN IS SURE TO GET IN’: NANCY ASTOR – POVERTY, PHILANTHROPY AND PLYMOUTH, a talk presented by Dr Judith Rowbotham

May 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Devonport Guildhall, Ker Street
Plymouth, Devon PL1 4EL United Kingdom
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£3

From the Institute for Social Policy and Enterprise Research #CHITCHAT research initiative. As the first woman MP to take her seat, in 1919, Nancy Astor benefitted from the activities of the campaigners for votes for women, and yet she is not known for her support for the Cause. There is a seeming paradox of someone presumed to be hostile, certainly to the Suffragettes, being the first to take advantage of this franchise reform and standing in a constituency (Plymouth Sutton)…

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