Feeling fired up after the #Vote100 launch?

This free course explores the campaign for womenโ€™s right to vote from 1866 to today ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’š


Ticket to WSPU procession 1908. LSE Library.


If yesterday's celebrations of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act got you all fired up to learn more about women's suffrage - then this course is for you.


"Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today" is FutureLearn's new course on the history of women's rights - and it's completely free. 



Travel back to the nineteenth century to explore the legal, social and economic frameworks that limited women’s rights prior to the vote and discover the pioneering women campaigning for change - and as 2018 marks #100years, what better time to get stuck in.


What topics does the course cover?

๐Ÿ’œ The myth and reality of women’s experience of the 19th century through literature, art, work and the law

๐Ÿ’š Four pioneering women whose campaigns for issues other than the vote laid the foundation for the women’s suffrage campaign

๐Ÿ’œ Movements and milestones in campaigning for votes for women

๐Ÿ’š The impact of the First World War and the passage of the 1918 Representation of the People Act

๐Ÿ’œ The campaign for equality after 1918 and the impact of the first women MPs

๐Ÿ’š The relationship between protest and political change and how Suffragette militancy would be regarded today


To join in and brush up on your women's history click here



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