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Nancy Astor: first steps towards a better balanced world

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Opening up the electorate in 1918 to some women voters naturally triggered a conversation about female parliamentarians. Under the 1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, Nancy Astor was the first female MP to take her seat. In this talk, Dr Jacqui Turner will reflect on Astor’s achievements and how she has become a totem for women and democracy, despite her flaws.


The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Kew, TW9 4DU
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020 8876 3444
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