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I was very pleased to be part of an all female panel of speakers at Waterstones (Gower Street, London) talking about the suffrage movement and the many inventive women who led and supported it.

Ahead of the 100th Anniversary of The People’s Representation Act, join actress, poet and comedian Samantha Baines for a very special evening. Along with a dynamic, all-female panel of historians, she’ll be looking back at the lives of women in 1918, the Suffrage Movement and the path to voting equality, as well as discussing how far we have come. 

More about the panel 

Rachel Kolsky is a prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and is the author of three books, including, most recently, Women’s London: the only guidebook that focuses on the women who have shaped London through the centuries and the legacy they have left behind.

Diane Atkinson is the author of numerous history books and biographies. Her latest title Rise Up Women!celebrates the lives of the Suffragettes, a richly diverse group that spanned the divides of class and country, women of all ages who were determined to fight for what had been so long denied. A regular lecturer on the suffragettes at conferences and literary festivals, Diane Atkinson also consulted on the film Suffragette.

Kat Jungnickel is a sociologist and author of the forthcoming title, Bikes and Bloomers, an illustrated account of women’s cycle wear from Goldsmiths Press brings together Victorian engineering and radical feminist invention to supply a missing chapter in the history of feminism.

Mari Takayanagi is a historian and senior archivist at the Parliamentary Archives. She is co-curator of Parliament’s ‘Vote 100 Exhibition Project’, a project celebrating 100 years of the Parliamentary vote for some women and all men in 2018. 

Tickets here: Join us from 6pm for a small drinks reception, with the event starting at 6.30pm.


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