Suffrage Stories, Backwell Festival, 1.05 pm to 1.45 pm, 7 July 2018, Literature Tent, Backwell Junior School, Bristol BS48 3JJ

I will be in conversation with David Lloyd to tell some of the exciting stories from Bristol’s suffrage years. For more information see the Backwell Literature Festival website.

The Women’s Revolution, Bath Centre in Support of the National Trust, 2.30 pm, 14 August 2018, Salvation Army Citadel, Green Park Road, Bath BA1 1XE

I will be talking to BCNT about the local militant suffrage campaign and introduce some of the women of Bristol, Bath, and Swindon who carried it out. £3 for members and £5 for guests. For further details see the BCNT website.

Quakers and the Votes for Women Campaign, 6.15 pm Friday 31 August to 2pm Sunday 2 September 2018, Woodbrooke Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road, Birmingham B29 6LJ

I will be leading this weekend residential course which will look at the involvement of Quakers in the campaign for the women’s franchise. Drawing on case studies of individual Quaker women, we will explore Quaker responses to the campaign, looking at the historical context, the rise of militancy, and the impact of the First World War. We will also consider what lessons the campaign has for activists today. Cost £170-£245. For details and booking see the Woodbrooke Study Centre website. 

Suffragettes in the West Country, History Conference, 9.30 am to 4 pm, Civic Centre, Trowbridge,  Saturday 6 October 2018

I will be speaking about the west country suffragettes at the History Conference in Trowbridge, which is part of the Henry de Bohun Festival. This year the theme is Radicals and Rebels: the Road to Democracy. Tickets £20 including buffet lunch available from or call 01225 765072; or Box Office at Trowbridge Information Centre, The Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 8AH. Email For more information download the conference flyer here (PDF document).