Christabel Pankhurst: A Biography

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With her mother Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single-sex Women’s Social and Political Union founded in 1903 and regarded as the most notorious of the groups campaigning for the parliamentary vote for Women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, she was determined and charismatic, a captivating speaker who revitalised the women’s suffrage campaign.

Drawing upon feminist approaches to biography, this talk by June Purvis, Emerita Professor of women’s and gender history at the University of Portsmouth, will place Christabel within a network of supportive female friendships as she traces her life using a range of previously untapped primary sources.

Speaker: Professor June Purvis

Duration: 1 hour