Suffrage film screening with Dr Helen Pankhurst

You are warmly invited to a free screening of the movie ‘Suffragette’ and Q&A with Dr Helen Pankhurst (great-granddaughter of noted Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst) and Professor Julia Rouse (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Did you know that the Suffrage movement that won women’s right to vote nearly 100 years ago started in Manchester and that Sylvia Pankhurst – daughter of Emmeline and the most imprisoned Suffragette – studied at Manchester Met?

The recently launched Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Centre honours our heritage in the struggle for gender equality and looks to create an evidence base to spur further action. One of our Visiting Professors is Dr Helen Pankhurst and at this event you have a chance to watch the 2015 film ‘Suffragette’ with us and to participate in a Q&A session with Dr Pankhurst and Professor Julia Rouse (Co-head of ‘The Sylvia’).

We will talk informally about the movie, how far we’ve come since the Suffrage campaign and the challenges that remain. We are really keen to hear views from our staff, students and friends, and you can learn more about our new centre and how to get involved.

Thursday 29 September 2016


No 70, Oxford Road

The film will start at 5pm – please circulate to all your colleagues and students

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