Interested in the subject of votes for women or have a family connection to the suffragette movement? In this workshop, discover the wealth of information available from: The National Archives, newspapers, oral histories, diaries, personal papers, photographs and film footage. All add to our understanding of the activities of a cause that attracted supporters and detractors from both sexes.

Ticket price includes tea/coffee and biscuits. Places limited, pre-booking required.

For details of the free parking available to attendees of this event, please email: 


16 Nov 2019


11:00 - 13:00


The Centre for Heritage & Family History


The Centre for Heritage & Family History
2nd Floor, Reading Central Library, Abbey Square, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3BQ


  • Dr Margaret Simons
    Dr Margaret Simons

    Dr Margaret Simons is a much respected local historian whose doctoral thesis (University of Reading) examined the public health and housing of the working classes in Reading from 1837 to 1939. She is a tutor at Oxford University Department of Continuing Education, Bracknell and Wokingham College and Workers’ Educational Organisation.

    Margaret is also a trustee of the Mills Archive Trust, secretary of Berkshire Record Society and sits on the committee of the Berkshire Local History Association.

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