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Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes, Politicians Caroline Shenton Monday 14 May 2018

To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, this lecture explores the story of suffragettes through portrayals in art and their own artistic productions, and will look at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time.

We are very pleased to welcome back Caroline Shenton. She is an archivist, historian and author, and was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster and a senior archivist at The National Archives at Kew. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and has appeared on national TV and radio and reviews books for The Spectator. Her first popular history book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013.