Emily Wilding Davison

#Emilymatters at the WOW Festival 2016

#Emilymatters at the WOW Festival 2016

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Email #Emilymatters is a social media campaign, inspired by suffragette Emily Davison, that champions gender equality and has a specific focus on voting matters. See our #Emilymatters page to find out more about what we do. This year will see several pivotal elections, including the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections in May as well as the UK’s EU Referendum in […]

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#Emilymatters – Post haste!

#Emilymatters – Post haste!

Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Email #Emilymatters is a social media campaign, inspired by suffragette Emily Davison, that champions gender equality and has a specific focus on voting matters. See our #Emilymatters page to find out more about what we do. Saturday 19th December was the last day to send cards in time for Christmas, using second class postage. Monday is the last day for first […]

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#Emilymatters – Reflections on the Future

#Emilymatters – Reflections on the Future

  R E F L E C T I O N S   O N   T H E   F U T U R E   Time flies! It’s a year ago today, 13th February 2014, that #Emilymatters began in the House of Commons. About 70 people crammed into the Jubilee Room at the […]

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#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

#Emilymatters – June Purvis: Emily Davison’s imprint on British history

G U E S T   B L O G   P O S T   Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison’s Epsom Derby protest remains a controversial act, with some arguing to this day that it damaged the case for women’s suffrage. In the following guest blog post, June Purvis, professor of women’s & gender history at Portsmouth […]

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#Emilymatters – Eileen Luscombe: the WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation

#Emilymatters – Eileen Luscombe: the WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation

G U E S T   B L O G   P O S T . In following guest blog post, women’s suffrage expert Eileen Luscombe looks at the WSPU‘s promotion of Emily Davison as a martyr to the Cause. . The WSPU & The Great Inquest of the Nation   By Eileen Luscombe. In commemorating Emily’s, […]

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#Emilymatters – ‘Tattenham Corner’ by Audrey Ardern-Jones

#Emilymatters – ‘Tattenham Corner’ by Audrey Ardern-Jones

T A T T E N H A M   C O R N E R (For Emily Davison) By Audrey Ardern-Jones   We may cross over a well turned track touch new grass as it reinstates itself. We may cross over a well turned track turn back a hundred years on Derby Day spot […]

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#Emilymatters – Get involved!

#Emilymatters – Get involved!

  #Emilymatters supports gender equality campaigns, including Emily Thornberry MP‘s important campaign for a statue of suffragette Emily Davison to be erected in the Houses of Parliament, No More Page 3, 5050Parliament as well as the work of organisations such as NAWO (National Alliance of Women’s Organisations).   Because Emily Davison campaigned for a more equal society, not just the vote.   […]

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#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

#Emilymatters – Historic Event in Parliament – Heartfelt Thanks

A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. . Thanks to our fantastic supporters! .  . On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the Houses of Parliament when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience […]

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#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

#Emilymatters – Parliament event – Reflections on a Piece of History in the Making

  A special Parliamentary performance and debate around the life of Emily Wilding Davison and the impact of her legacy on feminism today. On Thursday 13th February 2014, an historic event took place in the House of Commons when ‘To Freedom’s Cause‘, my play about suffragette Emily Davison was performed to a packed audience as part of a […]

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#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

#Emilymatters – Petition – Emily Davison Statue in Parliament Campaign

In a recent article Cathy Newman likened the Conservative Party’s frontbenches to “a sea of blokes in dark suits“. However, the Houses of Parliament as a whole continues to have a woeful record with regards to women’s representation. The most recent IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union) statistics list the UK in 59th  place in the world, with women […]

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