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History - Unshackled - A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement - Online Live

Day of week:
Delivered online
Mixed Level
11:00 - 13:00
4 weeks

Online/ Live

The aim of this course is to learn more about the process which led to the enfranchisement of women in the UK.
As a result of more than 50 years of active campaigning towards women’s enfranchisement the Representation of the People Act in 1918 finally established the principle of the woman’s right to vote in the UK. This course will examine the foundation and organisation of the women’s suffrage movement; its various groups and factions and the different campaigning tactics they employed; its leaders – including the Pankhursts and Fawcetts – and some of the celebrated individuals and incidents associated with the women’s cause. We will also look at examples of some specific, local examples of suffrage protest action.
By the end of this course:
All students should be able to place the campaign for women’s suffrage in the wider context of British history.
Most students should be able to name one or more prominent suffrage campaigners.
Some students should be able to describe and debate one or more of the aims and/or activities of some of the suffrage groups.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Naomi Dickins

Naomi Dickins graduated from the University of Bristol with a B.A. (Hons) in History and also has an Advanced Diploma in Local Historical Studies from the University of Oxford. She has worked as an archivist, historical researcher and lecturer and recently published a history of Tenterden with Amberley Books. Naomi also has a lifelong love of textile and needle crafts, is an embroidery artist, runs textiles workshops and is a designer for Practical Publishing craft magazines.

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How will I be taught?

You will be taught with a variety of teaching methods, tutor discussion, peer discussion, group work. You will discuss your learning with the tutor and will be asked to record your progress on a Learning Plan

What do I need to have with me?

You can have with you some writing material for your notes.

What can I do next?

We offer a variety of History courses please visit our website

What do I need to join the course

No previous knowledge required., , You can access the class from your computer equipped with a camera and a microphone, from a laptop (where the camera and microphone should be built-in), a tablet or a smartphone. Before each lesson, the tutor may send you by email essential lesson information/handouts for you to consult in advance, and before the class starts, the tutor will have sent you by email an invitation to join, which will be a simple weblink to click. The system is free, secure and easy to use. Should you have questions about the required equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email. Instructions are also available on our website

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/107075/K/NC.