The catalogue of the Grenfell family archives (1800s-1962) is now available here. These family papers contain the correspondence of Hilda Grenfell (1886-1972), a daughter of the Lyttelton family, and her husband Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Grenfell (1873-1958) with family members and friends.Posted on Monday 4 April 2016
In October 1974 Lyn Millington-Wallace, a second year economics student, proposed starting a women’s group at the college to campaign against sexism, and invited interested students to get in touch. A women’s group was founded in January 1975 – the same year the British Government passed The Sex Discrimination Act, to protect men and women from discrimination on the grounds of sex or marital status, and during what was designated ‘International Women’s Year’ by the UN.Posted on Tuesday 15 March 2016
Blog number three in our Women’s History Month series looks at Lucy Masterman (1884-1977), a poet and Liberal Party politician.
Women today make up almost a quarter of the House of Commons and a fifth of the House of Lords but a century ago there were no female politicians in the houses of parliament at all. It was in 1919 that the first woman, Nancy Astor, took her seat in the House of Commons but would take until 1958 for a woman to be appointed to the House of Lords.Posted on Friday 26 February 2016
Blog number two in our Women’s History Month series looks at Constance Garnett (née Black, 1861-1946), the Head Librarian of the People’s Palace and later an English translator of nineteenth-Century Russian literature.Posted on Friday 26 February 2016
This is the first in a series of weekly blogs from Queen Mary University of London Archives celebrating Women’s History Month. The series starts with a profile of the first students to enrol at Westfield College in 1882.Posted on Tuesday 23 February 2016
- 1 of 13