Inspiring Women

"Imagine you are a woman, I tell them, living in 1868..."

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A month into the 100 voices for 100 years project, academic Dr Maureen Wright brings us back to the beginnings of the project; the anniversary of the Representation of the People Act.

Maureen gives a brief introduction to the women that inspired her to forge a whole new career in her 40s, and how she hopes to pass her knowledge onto the next generation. 

Maureen Wright was born in 1959 and lives near Sherborne, Dorset. She teaches in the Department of History and Politics at the University of Chichester – her specialism being the Votes for Women campaign, 1865-1928. Starting full-time Higher Education in 2001 at the University of Portsmouth, she graduated as a Doctor of Philosophy in 2008. Since then she has delighted in enlightening her students about the campaign for the Vote! Her research monograph, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement: the biography of an Insurgent Woman, was published by Manchester University Press in 2011, and is available in both paperback and via Kindle.