Emily Davison Memorial Lecture

In 2017 and 2018 on International Women’s Day, 8th March, the RHUL Politics and International Relations Society hosted the Emily Davison Memorial Lecture.
Emily Davison, aluma of Royal Holloway University, was a champion for womens’ rights, and was a leading member of the Suffragette Movement. She found herself in prison on over 8 separate occasions because of her numerous actions of defiance, and paid the ultimate price in becoming a martyr for the movement. This event seeks to explore and champion female empowerment as well as highlight the ongoing issues and campaigns.

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The Memorial Lecture in 2017 saw a fantastic array of speakers. These included:

Valerie Vaz MP
Shadow Leader of the House of Commons
Alumna of Royal Holloway and Bedford College

Professor Katie Normington
RHUL Vice Principal and Dean of Arts and Science

Professor Sandra Halperin
Head of Politics and International Relations at RHUL


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In 2018, on the century anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, the PIR society was honoured to host a variety of speakers. These included:

Baroness D’Souza
Former Lord Speaker of the House of Lords

RHUL College Archivist

RHUL Feminist Society

RHUL Women of Colour Collective

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