November 2017

Votes for Women! Art, Suffragettes and Female Politicians

Welcome to The Arts Society North London
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30
Kenwood House
Hampstead Lane London NW3 7JR

This lecture will mark the centennary of women first getting the vote which falls in 2018.

It will explore the story of the suffragettes through portrayals in art and in their own artistic productions and will look at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time.


Dr Caroline Shenton

Dr Caroline Shenton is an archivist and historian. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London, and before that was a senior archivist at the National Archives. Her book The Day Parliament Burned Down won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and Mary Beard called it ‘microhistory at its absolute best’. Its acclaimed sequel, Mr Barry’s War, about the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, was a Book of the Year in 2016 for The Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine and was described by Lucy Worsley as ‘a real jewel, finely wrought and beautiful’. Caroline was Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone’s Library in 2017, has appeared at the Cheltenham, Hay and Henley literary festivals and on BBC radio and TV.