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Teachers’ Seminar: Facing Feminism Representation and equality, then and now

Thursday 25 January 2018
2 hour 15 mins


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Twilight evening event


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All interested teachers and educators welcome




In the lead up to the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time, join us to explore ways of teaching equality, gender and representation using key portraits on display in the National Portrait Collection. Key speakers talk exclusively to teachers about their work, raising questions and offering strategies and lines of enquiry that support making the anniversary relevant for your classroom asking ‘how far have we come, what is left to be done?’. 2018 offers the opportunity for students and pupils to reflect on a key moment when ideas of equality and representation were being questioned and attitudes transformed.


Guest Speakers:

Rosie Broadley - 19th-Century Collections Curator (and interim 20th-Century Collections Curator), Curator of Gallery display celebrating 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918

Frances Scott - Founder of the 50:50 Parliament Campaign petitioning Parliament to debate and take action to get better gender balance

Charlotte Carson – Citizenship teacher at Deptford Green School, council member of Association for Citizenship Teachers and founder of ‘Feminism in schools network’

Doris Amankwaah - Fawcett Society educator on ‘Future Fawcett: Suffrage outreach project’


The Gallery is pleased to be able to offer this event for free. Please note that to cover costs there will be a charge of £20 per head for no shows or cancellations made after 10 am Monday 22 January. We will be able to offer spaces to those on the waiting list after 10 am Monday 22 January.

Cancellation and non-attendance charges apply.See terms and conditions. For further details please call the Learning Department on 020 7312 2483



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