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This is a historic time for women. The 6th of February 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918. This legislation enabled women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time and paved the way for universal suffrage ten years later. It was the catalyst for several significant milestones on the track towards democratic equality. The year also sees…

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Suffragette, the first feature film to tell the story of women’s fight for the vote, will kick off this year’s London film festival (LFF) on 7 October. Not all women wanted the vote. Queen Victoria had referred to women’s suffrage as ‘wicked folly’ and in 1908 Mrs Humphrey Ward went so far as to form the National Anti-Suffrage League. Many subscribed to the belief that while…

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