Inspired to find out more about the centenary and women’s voting rights? We recommend the following sites for swotting up on all things “Votes for Women!”…
- Vote 100 – the UK Parliament’s campaign to celebrate 100 years since the passage of the Representation of the People Act (1918).
- If you want to delve a little deeper, the fantastic UKVote100 blog features some wonderful posts on everything from teen suffrage fiction to workshops on finding your voice.
- Discover the women who first sat in Parliament and took on the great offices of state with this handy timeline from BBC iWonder.
- The campaign for women’s suffrage wasn’t just about putting bombs in post boxes and getting chained to railings: check out this fascinating blog on the Artists Suffrage League and their postcard campaign promoting votes for women.
- Inspired to become a suffrage expert? Why not sign up for this free online course from Future Learn, in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London and the Houses of Parliament?
- Looking for a quick and easy way to really mark the centenary? Honour the campaigners of last century by doing what they couldn’t for so long and register to vote! It only takes five minutes and you will need your National Insurance number. Remember, you have to re-register every time you change address and you must inform your local authority if any of your details (e.g. your name) change.