Votes for Women: The fight for women's suffrage

Ref: C3743788

This half day workshop will cover the long battle for women’s suffrage in the UK leading up to the 1918 election in which 8.5 million women were finally able to vote. Participants will explore some of the key figures and events of the suffrage campaign, the propaganda and tactics used by suffragists, suffragettes and those against them. The workshop will be lively, interactive and fun, focusing on lesser-known aspects of the campaign, such as the working-class suffragettes, the political rifts within the suffrage movement and the innovative tactics used to undermine the Government. We will finish by looking at the impact of women’s suffrage campaign on women’s rights today.

Course aim

This half day workshop will cover the long battle for women’s suffrage in the UK leading up to the 1918 election in which 8.5 million women were finally able to vote.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Explain the reasons for the women's suffrage campaign and events leading up to it
  • Name some of the key figures of the campaign for women's suffrage
  • Understand the difference between suffragists and suffragettes describe some of their campaign tactics
  • Describe some of the arguments for and against giving women the vote

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Votes for Women: The fight for women's suffrage

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • 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
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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