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Votes for Women
Tuesday 12 June 2018

This was the final lecture of the 2017-2018 season, taking place, unusually, in the evening in the Corn Hall, and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Suffrage Act and the 50th anniversary of the Arts Society (originally NADFAS).

An appreciative audience heard about the struggle to extend suffrage to women, starting in the 1860s with the suffragists and extended later by their more militant sisters, the suffragettes.

Information, anecdotes and illustrations added much, by general agreement, to the knowledge of those present.

1918 saw the passage of the Suffrage Act which granted the right to vote to a limited number of women, full suffrage being finally granted in 1930.