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Learning resources | votes for women

Use these learning resources to find out more about the campaign for women to have the right to vote in Britain.

Image of Purple banner with the words ‘First in the fight. Founded by Mrs Pankhurst. 1903.’ There is a gold border with the word ‘Manchester’ at the top, ‘Women’s social’ on the left side and ‘& political union’ on the right. 

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Download and listen to PHM’s podcast series exploring the key stories and objects behind the crowdsourced exhibition Represent! Voices 100 Years which was on show at the museum from 2 June 2018 to 3 February 2019.

Part of PHM’s 2018 programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918) and since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain.

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Sign up to take part in the free online course Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today. 

Explore the campaign for women’s right to vote and its impact on women’s rights and equality to the present day with Dr Claire Kennan from Royal Holloway and experts from the UK Parliament, The National Archives and the Women’s Library at the LSE.

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Manchester suffragette banner, 1908

Purple banner with the words ‘First in the fight. Founded by Mrs Pankhurst. 1903.’ There is a gold border with the word ‘Manchester’ at the top, ‘Women’s social’ on the left side and ‘& political union’ on the right. 

 

Discover what the Manchester suffragette banner can tell us about the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) campaigns and their First in the Fight message.

Learn more about the significance of the banner in the blog post  and  short film by PHM’s Head of Collections & Engagement Jenny Mabbott.

The Manchester suffragette banner is one of the ten treasures chosen by the PHM team that capture the ethos, spirit and importance of the museum’s collection.

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