Celebration Day for Women's Suffrage at Cheney School

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We are delighted to be holding a day of celebration on Friday 14th December to commemorate the first time that some women were able to vote in a British general election. The day involves a mix of talks, stalls, exhibitions and storytelling. The morning talks are aimed at ages 14 - 18, and the primary storytelling session is able to be booked by Year 4s, 5s and 6s.


Celebration Day Schedule:

10.30 – 11.30 – Formal Opening: Anneliese Dodds, MP for Oxford East & Philippa Bilton, descendant of Emily Davison

11.35 – 12.35 – Talks: Dr Tom Crook (Senior Lecturer, Brookes History) and Dr Debbie Challis (LSE, Suffragette 18 Project)

12.35 – 1.05pm – Stalls across school site in regions

Procession: of costumed students with banners through school

1.05 – 2.05pm – Marcia Williams, “Women Who Dared” storytelling for Y7s

1.30 – 2.10pm – stalls for primaries (Years 4, 5 and 6)

2.10 – 3pm – Marcia Williams, “Women Who Dared” storytelling for primaries (Years 4, 5 and 6)


Please book for the morning talks or stalls/storytelling for primaries by emailing info@irisproject.org.uk

We welcome schools and organisations who would like to run stalls or activities or be involved in the procession - please contact us if you are interested in doing so! 

The Rumble Museum at Cheney School is running a wide variety of projects, exhibitions, talks and workshops to explore the story of Women’s Suffrage in the UK and beyond. There will be a variety of pop-up exhibitions and events throughout the year, culminating with an all day event on 14th December to mark the first time women voted in a general election. 

For more information, please visit our website


Women's Suffrage 2018

Contact name: Dr Lorna Robinson
Contact email: info@irisproject.org.uk
Audience: Open to all