#FoV2018 & Open University partner to explore Women’s rights

Today recognises 100 years of the Representation of the People Act, a movement that consequently gave women over 30 years of age and all men in the UK the right to vote for their parliamentary leader. This was quite a feat and a triumph for those who strove for women’s rights in 1918. 

Many people UK wide will be recognising today as a day of celebration, and of inspiration to further explore discussions around what we still need do to gain equality, because there’s a long way to go. We have been itching to announce that for Festival of Voice 2018, we will be working in partnership with Open University in Wales to explore Women’s rights and equality from 100yrs ago to today. 

As one of the UK’s leading Universities for flexible and innovative learning, Open University provides accessibility to education in the UK and over 100 countries worldwide. 

Take a look at some of their current findings and discussions on the Suffragettes and other leading women who have contributed to history on their OpenLearn site, here.

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