The women in the suffrage movement were modern day experts on public campaigning, infiltrating hearts and homes with messages for 'the cause'. Antonia Byatt, who was the first director of The Women's Library, looks at some of the techniques they used to get the women's vote into the public mind. From public marches across the country (with all the associated press coverage) to badges, teacups and cook books, they were highly skilled at taking the campaign into people's everyday lives.
The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website:gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/from-soap-boxes-to-tea-sets-how-the-suffragette-movement-got-into-people%E2%80%99s
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