On the Wrong Side of History

A celebrated novelist and tireless social reformer, Mary Ward has been all but forgotten because of her support for the anti-suffrage movement.

Fighting Across Borders

The national campaign for suffrage saw women forming societies from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Votes for All!

Why did only some women get the vote in 1918 and what did they do with it?

The Suffragette Songstress

Ethel Smyth took on the forces of inequality, in both politics and culture, producing highly acclaimed works of music that are now all but forgotten.

After the Vote was Won

Winning the vote for women brought new energy to campaigns for social and political equality. Joanne Smith looks at the remarkable flowering of women’s associations in Britain during the 20th century.