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Votes for Women: Suffragettes & Female Politicians: an evening lecture Dr. Caroline Shenton Tuesday 19 June 2018

To mark the centenary of women first getting the vote, this lecture will explore the story of the suffragettes through portrayals in art and their own artistic productions; also looking at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time and the controversies surrounding these depictions.