HISTORY & HERITAGE PUBLIC LECTURES: 13 December 2017

Votes for Women: the House of Keys Election Act, 1881

Dr Mike Hoy, University of Huddersfield

6.00-7.00pm, Main Hall, University College Isle of Man (free admission, no booking required)

The story of Manx franchise reform in the late nineteenth century in the contexts of traditional women’s rights in early medieval and modern Scandinavia, the suffragette movement in Manchester and the campaign for female emancipation in New Zealand.

Marion Shimmin – the first woman MHK – being sworn in, 14 February 1933.
Photo: MNH PG7694