A campaign celebrating #Vote100 and #IWD18
by The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester has a strong tradition of attracting and enabling strong. progressive women to flourish. As the city where the suffragette movement first began, join us in this celebration across February and March 2018 as we celebrate the centenary of the vote, the women alumni who fought for it and the women of today who #PressForProgress this International Women's Day...
As celebrations began nationwide on 6th February to mark the centenary of the vote for all men and some women, we took a look back on one of our famous Law alumni - Dame Christabel Pankhurst.
Graduating in 1906 with Honours, Christabel was unable to enter the practice of Law because she was a woman. However she put her knowledge to use as she addressed gender inequalities as a suffragette along with her mother Emmeline Pankhurst and sister Sylvia.
We heard from current History and Politics researchers at the University as Dr Eloise Moss (left) and Dr Charlotte Wildman (right) shared their views...
On 8th February, we were welcomed Baroness Hale of Richmond for the School of Law's annual Pankhurst Lecture...
Other #UoMwomen stories...
We've seen a range of our academic's women-related stories featured on...
Should the suffragettes be pardoned? A legal expert discusses the options
by Dr Hannah Quirk, School of Law
Concerted campaign helps women in Kenya's flower industry get a better deal
by Dr Lara Bianchi, Alliance Manchester Business School
How can we make the world's cities safer for women and girls?
by Professor Caroline Moser, Emeritus Professor (co-author)
This 8th March University of Manchester alumni are invited to the annual panel discussion and reception in celebration of International Women's Day with a focus this year on the media industry.
Our expert panel features alumni:
Dorothy Byrne (BA Philosophy 1973)
Head of News and Current Affairs at Channel 4
Holly Dewsbury (BA Language, Literacy and Communication 2009)
Manager, EMEA UKI Agency Team, Facebook
Kirstie O’Mahony (BA Philosophy 2017)
Co-ordinator of Student Media and Editor in Chief, The Mancunion
Read more about this sold out event here.
More #UoMwomen stories...
High childcare costs in the UK are a real barrier to women's equality
by Professor Colette Fagan and Dr Helen Norman, School of Social Sciences