Study Day: Bridport Women's Activism 1910-1920

Event details

Sunday 18th November, 9:45am - Sunday 18th November, 4:00pm

£10.00 to include coffee and cake

‘We Want Our Rights’ asserted the banner of the young women who went on strike in Bridport in 1912.

This study day provides the opportunity to explore how Bridport women of different social classes and ages demanded their rights in the period before, during and immediately after the Great War.

The exhibition, ‘Home Front, Home’, at Bridport Museum raises some of these issues. This study day will develop some of the stories told there, and ask how does the experience of Bridport women fits into a wider picture, and how did the war affect their activism?

Cost: £10 (including coffee and cake, bring your own lunch)

Programme:
9.45: Registration, visit exhibition
10.10: Welcome (from Bridport Museum and WESWWHN)

10.15: Session 1: Working-class women’s activism (Chair: June Hannam)
10.15 – 10.45: On the Trail of the Bridport Wildcats: Lucy Goodison and Carlos Guarita
10.45– 11.15: Mary Macarthur and the National Federation of Women Workers,1906-21: Cathy Hunt
11.15– 11.30: Conversation between speakers on how does the experience of Bridport women fit into a wider picture and how did the war affect their activism?

11.30 – 11.45: Audience Q&A /discussion

11.45- 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 1.00: Session 2: The Making of ‘Home Front, Home’ (Chair: Cathy Hunt) Panel: Emily Hicks (Museum Director); Nicola Kelly (volunteer researcher); Crystal Johnson (curator): Spike Golding (designer).

1.00 – 2.00: Lunch (bring own or explore Bridport’s delights)

2.00 – 3.30: Session 3: Middle-class women’s activism (Chair: Kath Holden)
2 -2.30: The Learned and Literary Ladies of Devon Suffrage: Julia Neville
2.30-3.00: Rediscovering Bridport Suffragists: West Dorset Women’ Suffrage Society, 1910-20: Karen Hunt
3.00– 3.15: Conversation between speakers on how does the experience
of Bridport women fit into a wider picture and how did the war affect their activism?
3.15-3.30 Audience Q&A /discussion

3.30-3.45: Tea

3.45 -4.00: The future of women’s history in Bridport

For more information or to book a place please contact us for a booking form.

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