February 2018

Votes for Women - Art, Suffragettes & Female Politicians.

Welcome to Havering DFAS
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 -
10:45 to 11:45
St Marys Lane
New Windmill Hall Upminster RM14 2QH

To mark the centenary of women first getting the vote which falls in 2018, this lecture will explore the story of the suffragettes through portrayals in art and their own artistic productions, and will look at how contemporary artists choose to portray female politicians in our own time and the controversies surrounding these depictions. 


Dr Caroline Shenton

Caroline is an archivist, historian and author. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster and a senior archivist at The National Archives at Kew. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society and has appeared on national TV and radio and reviews books for The Spectator. Her first popular history book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013.