Soldiers in Petticoats: Fashion and the Suffragette Movement

Ref: C3672791

This talk will explore the history of the suffragette movement, and particularly how suffragettes used fashion to emphasise their cause.  We will discuss a broad range of points including the use of particularly feminine styles and symbolism in colours, as well as the companies marketing fashion towards the suffragettes.  This is an opportunity to explore this interesting subject in a relaxed manner, with plenty of time for discussion.

Course aim

To provide a history of the suffragette movement and how their choice of fashion emphasised their cause.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the history of the suffragette movement
  • How suffragettes used fashion to emphasise their cause
  • Identify feminine styles and symbolism in colours

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course outline

Soldiers in Petticoats: Fashion and the Suffragette Movement Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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