Deeds not words: Suffragette direct action

Monday 16 April, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

June Purvis

Admission free, donations welcome

The campaign for female suffrage in Britain before World War I became increasingly militant with violence and lawbreaking becoming part of the movement’s tactics.

June Purvis examines suffragette action and the role it played in their campaign.


June Purvis is Emeritus Professor of Women’s and Gender History, University of Portsmouth, and author of 'Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography' and 'Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography',

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Supported by the John Armitage Charitable Trust

Image above: Detail from Diego Velázquez, The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus'), 1647–51