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London Metropolitan Archives

The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

Discover the amazing stories of the capital’s female campaigners, factory workers, reformers, politicians, apprentices, artists and engineers going back across the centuries through the digital and written collections of the London Metropolitan Archives. 


Women and Power

10:40-11:00 - Curator guided tour of the exhibition 'Picturing Forgotten London'

11:00-11:30 - Talk: Discovering Suffragettes in LMA's Collections

11:30-12:00 - Talk: Jessica Huntley: A Radical Life

12:00-12:30 - Talk: Joy Conway. A Woman of Influence in the United Synagogue

12:30-13:30 - Behind the Scenes Tours. A chance to find out what goes on in the archive

13:45-14:30 - Talk: Women MPs. The History of Parliament present their recent work, including oral histories

14:30-15:00 - Talk: Women and the London County Council

15:10-15:30 - Curator guided tour of the exhibition 'Picturing Forgotten London'

FREE - Booking essential

Join in a range of activities suitable for all the family including the Great Document Explorer Discovery Quiz, Conservation Crafts and Signs of the Times signwriting workshop with practicing craftswomen. Take inspiration from the collections and join in Women, Power and the Future: creative collage, writing and drawing. What opportunities do you see ahead? What ambitions do you have?

Listen to short talks on extraordinary women, including Henrietta Barnett and Elizabeth Garrett-Anderson (suitable for ages 14 and above), go behind the scenes on a tour with LMA staff and see the exhibition, 'Picturing Forgotten London'.

Woman and girl drawing
© London Metropolitan Archives/City of London Corporation


London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB

London Metropolitan Archives

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