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Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes and Female Politicians Caroline Shenton Tuesday 14 November 2017

This lecture will mark the centennary of women first getting the vote  which falls in 2018. It will explore the story of the  suffragettes through portrayals in art and in their own artisitic productions  and will look at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time.


Caroline Shenton is an archivist, historian and author. She was formely Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster.