Hidden from History: The Women's Movement, 1800-1914

Ref: C2225668

This course will aim to identify the origins of the women's movement from around 1800 and investigate key advances in women's rights in the nineteenth century. It will explore the campaign for women to win property rights and custody rights of their children. It will also look at the experience of women at work, and trace the growth of women's education and the campaign to win the vote.

Course aim

To identify and evaluate the historical roots, development, and features of the women's movement in the nineteenth century

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • identify the historical roots of the Women’s Movement
  • identify the key features of ‘domestic ideology’ and the subjugation of women
  • evaluate the impact of the women’s movement in key areas of British society, such as property and divorce, education, work, and women’s suffrage

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

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Hidden from History: The Women's Movement, 1800-1914


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  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
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