Unfortunately, most of my forthcoming events have been cancelled, though it is hoped that they can be rearranged at a later date. In the meantime, I hope all my readers stay safe and well.

“Cheap and easy railway traffic”: Suffragettes and the Railways, Women and Transport: Historical Perspectives, West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network  27th Annual Conference, 10 am to 5pm, Saturday 3 October 10 am to 5 pm, at the Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, SN1 5BL

A talk about the importance of the rail network to the women’s suffrage campaign, with particular reference to the militant campaign. Not only was the network essential to the organisation and expansion of suffrage organisations, it became the locus of sometimes violent confrontation with the government, and was ultimately a focus of extreme militancy. I will be telling the stories of some of these dramatic encounters and the women involved. For further details see the WESWWHN website.

Note re pandemic restrictions: In the event that social distancing rules mean that the conference cannot be held in a public venue, the WESWWHN will be presenting the conference in a virtual format. Updates to follow as the situation becomes clearer.