Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today
Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Start Date: 04 Mar, 2019
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights and equality to the present day.

Course Fee: Free
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Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

Explore the remarkable story of women’s rights and campaign for the vote


6th February 2018 marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the piece of legislation which extended the vote to (some) women for the first time. 14th December 2018 marked the centenary of the first election in which women could then exercise their vote.


Discover how the vote was won, the nineteenth century background to the campaign and what happened next with Claire Kennan from Royal Holloway and experts from the UK Parliament, The National Archives and the Women’s Library at the LSE.


This course is intended for anyone with an interest in nineteenth or twentieth century history, the women’s suffrage campaign or the history of women’s rights. It does not require any reading before you start or previous experience of studying the subject.


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Royal Holloway, University of London

Queen Victoria presided over the grand opening of Royal Holloway on 30 June 1886.

Since then the College has continued to grow in size and status to become one of the top research-led institutions in the UK.

Today, Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, is regularly welcomed as a distinguished guest in her role as the present Chancellor of the University of London.

Royal Holloway was ranked first in the UK and fifth in the world for international outlook in the 2013 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

This ranking recognises the college’s global research impact and collaborations as well as our student and staff diversity.

 

This institution is available on eLearnAfrica through partnership with FutureLearn.

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