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Duration 00:40:57

Nancy Astor: First steps towards a better balanced world

Opening up the electorate in 1918 to some women voters naturally triggered a conversation about female parliamentarians. Under the 1918 Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, Nancy Astor was the first female MP to take her seat.

In this talk, Dr Jacqui Turner reflects on Astor’s achievements and on how she became a totem for women and democracy, despite her flaws.


Transcript to follow.